Reggie Bush Wins Heisman Trophy

USC's Bush wins Heisman by monumental margin NEW YORK -- Reggie Bush took slow, deliberate steps to the podium -- a gear most people didn't know he had.

Then he began his acceptance speech with a huge sigh of relief and a hand over his heart.

Bush may have been the only one in the packed room with any doubt about who would win the Heisman Trophy because once again, the sensational Southern California tailback left the competition far, far behind.

Bush was voted the nation's best college football player in a landslide Saturday night over Texas quarterback Vince Young and USC quarterback Matt Leinart, last year's winner.

Reggie Bush Wins Heisman Trophy

Bush is the seventh Trojan to receive honor.

NEW YORK (AP) - Reggie Bush left the competition far, far behind - as usual.

Southern California's incomparable junior tailback won the Heisman Trophy as college football's best player in a landslide Saturday night over Texas quarterback Vince Young and USC quarterback Matt Leinart, last year's winner.

Flashing uncanny acceleration and ability to change direction, Bush has conjured up memories of Gale Sayers, drawn comparisons to Marshall Faulk, Barry Sanders and Tony Dorsett, and is the favorite to be the No. 1 pick in April's NFL draft.

"Oh man, this is amazing," Bush said, with a row of former winners lining the stage behind him. "It's truly an honor to be elected to this fraternity. I've been in college for three years and it's the first time I've been invited into a fraternity."

Bush Runs Off With the Heisman
USC Star Wins In a Landslide

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 -- Southern California running back Reggie Bush, who dazzled fans and frightened opponents with his ability to alter a college football game every time he touched the football, won the 71st Heisman Trophy by a landslide vote on Saturday night during ceremonies at the Nokia Theatre in Times Square.

Bush, whose big-play abilities and elusive running have rarely been seen in college football, won the award over Texas quarterback Vince Young and teammate Matt Leinart, the quarterback who won the Heisman Trophy last year and has guided the Trojans to two consecutive national titles. Bush and Leinart will try to make it three in a row when No. 1 Southern California plays the No. 2 Longhorns in the Jan. 4 Rose Bowl, the national championship game.

Obviously, his play on the field shows why he's the best college football player in the country. Playing really big in the big games and becoming more of a leader, he's a perfect description of a Heisman Trophy winner.”

— Matt Leinert