Reggie Bush was born on March 2, 1985 in Spring Valley, California, a suburb 11 miles east of San Diego. Times were tough for Reggie and his mom, Denise, a deputy sheriff at the Vista Detention Facility, and Reggie learned a lot about hard work and overcoming adversity from watching his mother.
In 1999, Reggie entered Helix High School in La Mesa. An excellent athlete in high school, he was nicknamed “Dancing Man” for his quick feet. Parade Magazine honored him on its annual All-American list, and USA Today named him All-USA. For the second straight year, Reggie led the Highlanders to the state title.
Bush received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Southern California, where he played for head coach Pete Carroll's USC Trojans football team from 2003 to 2005. He is widely recognized as one of the greatest college football players of all-time.
With the number two overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints selected Reggie Bush. Bush was a threat as a runner, returner and receiver, over five seasons with the Saints, playing a key role in a Saints’ offense that has ranked among the NFL’s top ten annually. On February 7, 2010, Bush won his first Super Bowl with a 31–17 win over the Indianapolis Colts.
In 2011 the Saints traded Bush to the Miami where he played two Season with the Dolphins before signing a long term deal with the Detroit Lions on March 13, 2013. In his first season with Detroit, Bush recorded 1,512 total yards, becoming the first Lions running back since Barry Sanders in 1998 to accomplish 1500+ total yards in a season.
In 2015 Reggie signed for the San Francisco 49ers.
Speed kills. If that sports proverb is true, then Reggie Bush is pro football’s deadliest assassin. As defensive coaches around the league spend sleepless nights working on ways to slow Reggie down, he has the Lions marching swiftly into this coming season and Detroit football on the fast-track to recovery.