After being forced to disassociate from Reggie Bush for 10 years, USC welcomes back Heisman Trophy winner
USC has officially welcomed back Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush after being forced to disassociate with the former Trojan running back for 10 years. The school made the announcement on Wednesday morning.
The NCAA mandated that USC separate itself from Bush after he received improper benefits during his time in Los Angeles. All restrictions on his involvement with the program have officially been lifted after 10 years.
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Bush has not been welcomed back on USC’s campus or been permitted to be involved with the school or the athletics program in any capacity since the NCAA implemented its mandate.
Bush was a star running back at USC from 2003-05, piling up 3,169 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns during his three seasons. He also added 95 receptions for 1,301 yards and 13 more touchdowns.
The best year of Bush’s college career came in 2005. That year, he rushed for 1,740 yards and 16 touchdowns, maintaining an unbelievable 8.7 yards per carry. He totaled 37 receptions for 478 yards and two additional scores and claimed the Heisman Trophy at the end of the season.
In the 2006 NFL Draft, Bush was selected No. 2 overall by the New Orleans Saints. He went on to play 11 seasons in the league, with stops at Miami, Detroit, San Francisco and Buffalo after his time in New Orleans.