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 Dolphins, where he played two seasons 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 2016, Reggie signed a one-year, incentive-laden contract with the Buffalo Bills.
The former Heisman Trophy winner offers valuable playmaking insurance. He’s also expected to be the Bills’ primary punt returner. He has 100 punt returns in his NFL career, but had just two last season thanks in large part to a knee injury suffered last November while he was playing for San Francisco. Reggie’s career has been interrupted by injury a handful of times, but he’s always been able to bounce back and intends to do so again in a Bills uniform. Reggie has 9,782 all-purpose yards in his career with 57 career touchdowns.