Bush of the NFL's New Orleans Saints (center) is flanked by
Helix High student-athletes
Brandon Fountain (left) and Matt Cobb,
the inaugural recipients of $10,000
college scholarships, courtesy
of the Reggie Bush Foundation. Bush attended
both Helix and USC.
(Photo by Greg Eichelberger)
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LA MESA (3-24-07)
New Orleans Saints rookie running back REGGIE BUSH hasnt forgotten his roots.
Bush, who led Helix High to a pair of San Diego CIF Division II
football championships (2000, 2001) during a three-year career as the Highlanders
compiled a 36-3 record, returned to his alma mater Friday (Mar. 23) bearing gifts.
Speaking at an assembly inside the Highlanders Caledonia Gym, Bush
presented $10,000 scholarships to Helix seniors BRANDON FOUNTAIN and MATT COBB.
Fountain is an All-East County Sports first team standout who helped
the Highlanders 31-2 basketball team reach the Southern California Regional
Cobb is a two-sport star, who made All-Grossmont South
League tight end for the Helix football team and presently splits his time between
first base and outfield for the Scotties baseball squad.
in town to launch Reggie Bush Camp 619, a youth football clinic to
be held on Saturday (Mar. 24) at Qualcomm Stadium. More than 2,000 kids ages 7-to-17
will attend the inaugural event, which is sold out.
Bush turned 619
(East San Diego County's telephone area code) into a brand name as a USC running
back on his way to winning the 2005 Heisman Trophy. He went on to help the Saints
reached the NFC championship game against the Chicago Bears.
Bush hosts free football
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MISSION VALLEY (3-14-07)
-- REGGIE BUSH, the 2005 Heisman Trophy winner from Helix High who helped the
New Orleans Saints to the NFC Championship game in his rookie season, is hosting
his first "Reggie Bush Camp 619" on March 24 at Qualcomm Stadium.
free football clinic is for boys and girls ages 7 to 17. Registration begins at
8:30 a.m. and the camp runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For further information
or to register, visit the San Diego Hall of Champions website HERE.
Reggis Bush's season on the
official New Orleans Saints website: HERE
player profile page is: HERE
Bush goes marching to New Orleans
NEW YORK (4-29-06) -- Former Helix High standout REGGIE
BUSH may not have been the top pick in the 2006 NFL draft, but No. 2 is okay,
Bush (pictured above; USCTrojans.com photo), the Heisman Trophy
winner out of USC, will join former San Diego Chargers quarterback DREW BREES
after he was selected by the New Orleans Saints.
Bush was one of seven Trojans
tabbed by NFL teams -- the most from the school since 1991. Also taken in the
first round (10th overall) was quarterback MATT LEINART by the Arizona Cardinals.
Guest of Honor -- Reggie Bush
Trophy winner Reggie Bush of USC tips his hat to the crowd after tossing the first
pitch before the San Diego Padres home opener Monday at Petco Park (top). Later,
Bush talked in the dugout with former Helix High School teammate Derrell Hutsona,
the All-America running back for the 2005 national champion Grossmont College
(Photos by Greg Eichelberger)
Phillps with the New York Mets (left) and L.A. Dodgers.
Phillips invited to
join Toronto Blue Jays
TORONTO (1-13-06) -- Former El Capitan High and San Diego State
standout JASON PHILLIPS has signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue
Jays with an invitation to attend spring training with the major league club.
Phillips, 29, spent last season with the Los Angeles Dodgers batting .238
with 20 doubles, 10 home runs and 55 RBI in 121 games. He caught 93 games registering
a .992 fielding percentage. He also played a couple dozen games at first base
for the Dodgers.
The 6-foot-1, 220-pound right-hand hitting Phillips has
played parts of five seasons in the majors. He is a career .254 hitter with 29
home runs and 150 RBI in 385 games.
Phillips spent the first four years
of his career with the New York Mets (2001-2004) before being traded to the Dodgers
on March 20, 2005. He was originally selected by the Mets in the 24th round of
the 1997 First Year Player Draft.
Bush wins Heisman in landslide
East County Sports.com
NEW YORK (12-10-05) -- He wears uniform
No. 5, and in the 5 O'clock hour, at 5:55 p.m. Pacific Time, former Helix High
standout REGGIE BUSH captured college football's ultimate prize: the Heisman Trophy.
one of the largest margins of victory ever, Bush, the USC tailback, captured the
award over teammate (and defending Heisman honoree) Matt Leinart and Texas quarterback
"I've always did this for all my friends and family back
home," said Bush, who usually wears his hometown area code ('619') in silver
ink on his anti-glare "eye black" during all USC games. So Id
like to thank my family, who gave me unconditional love and support all my life.
Trojans now have produced seven Heisman winners, matching the record held by Notre
Dame, and an unprecedented three in four seasons, starting with quarterback Carson
Palmer in 2002. The other four USC winners of the Heisman were all tailbacks:
Mike Garrett, O.J. Simpson, Charles White and Marcus Allen (Lincoln High in San
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Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson was credited with demonstrating
to Bush what the next level is all about, aiding to his development as a football
LaDanian showed me what it takes to be the best running back
in the NFL, and for me to be the best running back, added Bush of his off-season
workouts. I went back (to USC) with a new focus.
Bush, a junior,
appeared on 99 percent of all ballots cast, and finished first in all six regions
of the country. Included were 784 first-place votes -- the second-highest in Heisman
history behind the 855 by Simpson in 1968. Bush also became the fourth running
back from San Diego to win the award, joining Allen (1981), Rashaan Salaam (Colorado,
1994) and Ricky Williams (Texas, 1998).
Bush and Leinart will become the
first Heisman teammates in a college game when USC meet Texas in the Rose Bowl
to determine the national champion on Jan. 4. The Trojans will seek a third consecutive
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Bush claims two national awards... is the Heisman next?
(USC Courtesy Photo)
ORLANDO, Fla. (12-9-05) -- REGGIE BUSH became the first
USC player to receive the Doak Walker Award, which annually honors the nation's
top collegiate running back. Bush beat out DeAngelo Williams of Memphis and Washington
State's Jerome Harrison in voting for the award, which has been given out since
Bush, the former Helix High standout, became the third San
Diego County back to capture the award in its 16-year history, joining Rashaan
Salaam (Colorado, 1994) and two-time winner Ricky Williams (Texas, 1997-98).
Bush, a junior, leads the nation in all-purpose yards with 217.6 per game
while scoring 18 touchdowns. He rushed for a career-high 1,658 yards, averaging
8.9 yards per carry. The Doak Walker Award is sponsored by the Southern Methodist
The award is expected to be a prelude to Bush capturing
the Heisman Trophy on Saturday (Dec. 10), the nation's highest award, given to
the most outstanding college football player in the country by the Downtown Athletic
Club in New York.
Earlier this week, the Heisman Trophy Trust announced
the three finalists for the 71st annual Heisman Memorial Trophy Award. They include
Bush, defending Heisman honoree and teammate Matt Leinart, and quarterback Vince
Young of Texas.
Walter Camp Award
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Meanwhile,
Bush was also tabbed the 2005 winner of the Walter Camp Football Foundation Player
of the Year award.
The 39th recipient of the Walter Camp Player
of the Year award, Bush is the fifth USC player (O.J. Simpson, 1967 and 1968;
Charles White, 1979; Marcus Allen, 1981; and Matt Lienart, 2004) to capture the
The Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient, who is voted
on by the nation's 119 Division I-A coaches and sports information directors,
is strongly viewed in the college football world as the favorite to win the Heisman
Other finalists for the award include Leinart, Young, Notre
Dame's Brady Quinn, and Ohio State linebacker A.J. Hawk.
Bush (USC courtesy photo)
Reggie Bush tabbed Pac-10 player of the week
Special to East County
LOS ANGELES (10-17-05) -- For the second time this season,
USC tailback REGGIE BUSH has been named the Pacific-10 Conference player of the
week for his performance in the Trojans' last-second 34-31 triumph at Notre Dame.
Rush carried the ball 15 times for 160 yards and three touchdowns, plus caught
four passes to tie for the team high to overcome the Fighting Irish. The Helix
High graduate was also honored by the conference following a 45-13 triumph at
Oregon on Sept. 24.
Recently described as, "a Gale Sayers with speed,"
by ESPN commentator Sean Salisbury, Bush is considered one of the nation's leading
candidates to capture the Heisman Trophy as the most outstanding college football
player in the country.