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Reggie Bush
RB #21
Height:
6-0
Weight:
205
Age:
29
College:
USC
Hometown:
Spring Valley, Calif
Experience:
9

Quick Stats (2014):

CAR
49
YDS
171
AVG
3.5
TDS
1
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 1,239 5,339 4.3 76 34 451 3,400 7.5 77 18 32 18
2014 DET 6 6 49 171 3.5 26T 1 25 164 6.6 28 0 -- --
2013 DET 14 14 223 1,006 4.5 39 4 54 506 9.4 77T 3 5 4
2012 MIA 16 16 227 986 4.3 65T 6 35 292 8.3 25 2 4 2
2011 MIA 15 15 216 1,086 5 76T 6 43 296 6.9 34 1 4 2
2010 NO 8 6 36 150 4.2 23 0 34 208 6.1 20 1 2 1
2009 NO 14 8 70 390 5.6 55 5 47 335 7.1 29 3 4 2
2008 NO 10 9 106 404 3.8 43 2 52 440 8.5 42T 4 3 2
2007 NO 12 10 157 581 3.7 22 4 73 417 5.7 25 2 8 3
2006 NO 16 8 155 565 3.6 18 6 88 742 8.4 74 2 2 2
Recent Games
WKOppResultRushingReceivingFumbles
AttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 NYG W 35-14 9 15 1.7 6 0 6 49 8.2 24 0 -- --
2 @CAR L 7-24 6 26 4.3 8 0 2 6 3 3 0 -- --
3 GB W 19-7 12 61 5.1 26 1 6 38 6.3 15 0 -- --
4 @NYJ W 24-17 12 46 3.8 16 0 4 19 4.8 10 0 -- --
5 BUF L 14-17 6 13 2.2 5 0 2 30 15 28 0 -- --
6 @MIN W 17-3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 NO W 24-23 4 10 2.5 5 0 5 22 4.4 11 0 -- --

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Biography

Multi-purpose back that possesses quickness between the tackles and ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. Now in his ninth NFL season, Bush reached 1,000 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards for the first time in his career in 2013. In nine NFL seasons, has rushed for 5,168 yards on 1,190 carries (4.3 avg) and 33 touchdowns, while also racking up 3,236 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns on 426 receptions (7.6 avg). Also a versatile weapon as a return man with career totals of 772 punt return yards and four touchdowns.

MANE FACTS

  • Pro Bowl: 2014 Alternate
  • AP All-Pro First-Team in 2008.

TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed by the Detroit Lions as an unrestricted free agent to a five-year contract on March 13, 2013.
  • Acquired by the Miami Dolphins via trade from the New Orleans Saints on July 28, 2011.
  • Drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the first round (second overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.

FRANCHISE RECORDS AND NOTES

  • Bush finished the 2013 season with 1,512 total yards (1,006 rushing, 506 receiving), and he became the first Lions running back with 1,500+ total yards since RB Barry Sanders registered 1,780 total yards in 1998. Bush joined Sanders (9) and RB Billy Sims (2) as the only running backs in team history to gain 1,500 total yards in a season.
    • He also became the first Lions rusher to reach 1,000 yards since RB Kevin Jones had 1,133 yards in 2004.
    • By garnering 1,000+ rushing yards and 500+ receiving yards, Bush become just the second player in Lions history to register 1,000 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards in the same season. The only player to accomplish this feat was RB Billy Sims (1,303 rushing yards and 621 receiving yards) in 1980.
  • With 139 yards vs. Chicago (9/29) and 105 yards at Chicago (11/10), Bush became the first Lions running back since Hall of Fame RB Barry Sanders in 1997 to rush for 100 yards in both games against Chicago in a season.
    • Bush became the first Lions running back to rush for 100 yards at Chicago since RB Kevin Jones had 105 yards at Soldier Field October 28, 2007, which was the last time the Lions won in the Windy City.

PRO
Multi-purpose back that possesses quickness between the tackles and ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. Now in his ninth NFL season, Bush reached 1,000 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards for the first time in his career in 2013. In nine NFL seasons, has rushed for 5,168 yards on 1,190 carries (4.3 avg) and 33 touchdowns, while also racking up 3,236 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns on 426 receptions (7.6 avg). Also a versatile weapon as a return man with career totals of 772 punt return yards and four touchdowns.

  • 2014 Pro Bowl Alternate
  • Among NFL running backs since 2006, ranks first in receptions with 426 and second in receiving yards with 3,236.
  • Appeared in six post-season games with the Saints, including Super Bowl XLIV in which New Orleans defeated the Indianapolis Colts, 31-17.
  • Career postseason statistics include 38 carries for 200 yards (5.3 avg) and two touchdowns and 25 receptions for 286 yards and two touchdowns.
  • His 139-yard rushing performance in vs. Chicago (9/29/13) was the third-highest of his career and most since he had 172 yards against Oakland September 16, 2012. It was Bush’s first 100-yard rushing game since joining the Lions and the eighth of his career.
  • Bush’s 1,512 total yards in 2013 set a new career high, and he has gained 1,500 total yards for the first time in his career.
  • In 2013, Bush (1,006) recorded his second career 1,000-yard rushing season and second in the past three seasons.

2013: Started all 14 games he played and led the team with 1,512 total yards (1,006 rushing, 506 receiving) on the season and scored seven touchdowns (four rush, three rec). Bush and RB Joique Bell became the first running back tandem in NFL history to both register 500+ rushing yards and 500+ receiving yards in the same season.

  • Made his Detroit Lions debut in style as he generated 191 total yards, including 101 receiving yards, his longest for a career-high 77 yards, and 90 rushing yards while scoring one touchdown in Week 1 vs. Minnesota (9/8).
  • Saw nine carries for 25 yards and caught three passes for 44 yards for a total of 69 yards in Week 2 at Arizona (9/15).
  • Inactive in Week 3 at Washington (9/22).
  • Rushed for 139 yards on 18 attempts (7.7 avg) and scored on a 37-yard touchdown in Week 4 vs. Chicago (9/29). Also caught four passes for 34 yards, combining for 173 total yards of offense.
  • Rushed for 44 yards on 13 carries while also tallying four receptions for 25 yards in Week 5 at Green Bay (10/6).
  • Rushed for 78 yards (17 attempts) and caught five passes for 57 yards and one touchdown in Week 6 at Cleveland (10/13).
  • By registering 135 total yards, it marked the third time the first six games of the season that Bush totaled 135+ total yards from scrimmage.
  • Rushed for 50 yards on 20 carries (2.5 avg) and had three catches for 44 yards (14.7 avg) in Week 7 vs. Cincinnati (10/20).
  • In Week 8 vs. Dallas (10/27), carried the ball 21 times for 92 yards and one touchdown and caught eight passes for 30 yards.
  • Registered 105 rushing yards in Week 10 at Chicago (11/10) in the team’s 21-19 win.
  • Had 12 carries for 31 yards and two catches for 23 yards in Week 11 at Pittsburgh (11/17).
  • Totaled 100 yards from scrimmage in Week 12 vs. Tampa Bay (11/24), including 83 rushing yards on 15 carries and 17 receiving yards on four receptions.
  • Rushed for 117 yards on 20 attempts (5.9 avg) with one touchdown and caught five passes for 65 yards in Week 13 vs. Green Bay (11/28).
    • His 117 rushing yards marked his third 100-yard game this year since joining the Lions, and it was the 11th of his career.
    • His 182 total yards marked the fifth time in his career, third with the Lions, with 175+ total yards from scrimmage.
  • Did not play (calf) in Week 14 at Philadelphia (12/8).
  • Collected 101 yards from scrimmage (86 rushing and 15 receiving) against Baltimore in Week 15 (12/16).
  • In Week 16 vs. New York Giants (12/22), garnered 34 yards on 12 carries while also totaling 10 yards on two receptions.
  • Carried the ball 14 times for 32 yards and caught five passes for 33 yards and one touchdown in Week 17 at Minnesota (12/29).

2012: Nearly reached the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the second-straight season as he led the Dolphins with 227 carries for 986 yards (4.3 avg) and six touchdowns, and also finished with 35 receptions for 292 yards and two touchdowns.

  • Kicked off 2012 with 115 total yards (69 rushing, 46 receiving) in the season opener at Houston (9/9).
  • Had his best rushing performance of the season in Week 2 vs. Oakland (9/16), carrying the ball 26 times for 172 yards and touchdowns. Also caught three passes for 25 yards.
  • Rushed for 48 yards on 19 carries (2.5 avg) and one touchdown and had two catches for 24 yards at Cincinnati (10/7).
  • Scored his fourth touchdown of the season at Indianapolis (11/4) and finished with 41 yards on 10 carries (4.1 avg) and two catches for 25 yards.
  • Rushed for 87 yards and a touchdown vs. Seattle (11/25).
  • Had his second-highest total yards output of the season in the Dolphins’ final home game vs. Buffalo (12/23), finishing with 65 rushing yards and one touchdown, as well as 42 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

2011: In his first season with the Dolphins, Bush started in all 15 games in which he played and produced his highest single-season rushing total of his career with 1,086 yards on 216 carries (5.0 avg). Also finished the year with 43 receptions for 296 yards and one touchdown.

  • Bush’s increase of 936 rushing yards from 150 in 2010 to 1,086 in 2011 was the largest by any player in the NFL from 2010-11.
  • Had five 100-yard rushing games in 2011, as well as his first-career 200-yard rushing game with a 203-yard performance at Buffalo (12/18). Prior to 2011, Bush only had one 100-yard rushing game as a member of the Saints (126 yards at NYG, 11/06).
  • Recorded a rushing touchdown in three consecutive games, scoring one at Kansas City (11/6), two vs. Washington (11/13) and one vs. Buffalo (11/20).
  • Finished the 2011 season with four-straight 100-yard performances (100 yards vs. Oakland (12/4), 103 yards vs. Philadelphia (12/11), 203 yards at Buffalo (12/18) and 113 yards at New England (12/24)).
  • Recorded his first 200-yard game with a 203-yard performance on 25 carries at Buffalo (12/18).

2010: Appeared in eight games (six starts) for New Orleans after missing Weeks 3-10 with a fibula injury. Finished the season with 150 rushing yards on 36 carries.

  • Led Saints running backs with 34 catches for 208 yards and one touchdown.
  • Caught a six-yard touchdown pass at San Francisco (9/20) and his 43-yard punt return put the Saints in 49ers territory.
  • Gained 39 rushing yards on five carries, caught five passes for 22 yards and had two punt returns for 16 yards vs. St. Louis (12/12).
  • Finished the regular season with 125 total yards from scrimmage vs. Tampa Bay (1/2), rushing for 70 yards on nine carries and catching five passes for 55 yards.
  • In the Saints’ NFC Wild Card game at Seattle (1/8), rushed five times for 12 yards and had five receptions for 37 yards.

2009: Played in 14 games with eight starts en route to the Saints 31-17 win over the Colts in Super Bowl XLIV. Finished the regular season with 390 rushing yards on 70 carries and five touchdowns, and added 47 catches for 335 yards and three touchdowns.

  • 2009 post-season statistics include 117 rushing yards on 17 carries (6.9 avg) and one touchdown, 10 receptions for 95 yards and one touchdown and 113 punt return yards and one touchdown.
  • Bush’s 83-yard punt return for a touchdown in the NFC Divisional Playoff vs. Arizona is the second-longest punt return in NFL post-season history.
  • Scored a rushing touchdown in three consecutive games vs. NYG (10/18), at Miami (10/25) and vs. Atlanta (11/2).
  • Had his best performance of the regular season at St. Louis (11/15), carrying the ball six times for 83 yards and one touchdown and catching six passes for 46 yards a touchdown.
  • Caught six passes for 46 yards and two touchdowns at Atlanta (12/13).
  • Had five carries for 25 yards and five receptions for 38 yards vs. Indianapolis in Super Bowl XLIV.

2008: Saw action in 10 games (nine starts) before being placed on Injured Reserve with a knee injury. Finished the season with 404 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 106 carries, as well as 52 receptions for 440 yards and four touchdowns.

  • Had a productive season as a return man, racking up 270 yards and three touchdowns on 27 punt returns.
  • Had two multi-score games at Denver (9/21) and vs. Oakland (10/12), recording both a rushing and receiving touchdown in both games.
  • Tallied his highest rushing output of the season vs. Atlanta (12/7) with an 80-yard performance on 10 carries.

2007: Started 10 of the 12 games he played in before being declared inactive for the final four games with a knee injury. Rushed for a team-high 581 yards on 157 carries (3.7 avg) and four touchdowns, and finished second on the team with 73 receptions for 417 yards (5.7 avg) and two touchdowns.

  • Turned in his second multi-touchdown game of his career with two one-yard rushing touchdowns vs. Tennessee (9/24).
  • An 11-yard reception in the third quarter vs. the Titans was the 100th of his career in his 19th game, making him the second-fastest player in NFL history to reach 100 receptions, trailing only WR Anquan Boldin.
  • Rushed for a season-high 97 yards on 19 carries (5.1 avg) and caught six passes for 44 yards at Seattle (10/14).
  • Scored the go-ahead touchdown vs. Atlanta (10/21) by powering through a Falcons defender after hauling in a four-yard screen pass.
  • Set a season-high with 12 catches for 70 yards at Houston (11/18).

2006: Played in all 16 games (eight starts) as a rookie, including one at wide receiver where he opened in the slot. Ranked 10th in the NFL with a team-high 88 receptions, leading all rookies and second overall among running backs, for 742 yards and two touchdowns. Also finished second on the team with nine total touchdowns, the highest total for a Saints rookie since RB George Rogers had 13 in 1981.

  • In 2006, Bush was the only player in the NFL to record touchdowns rushing, receiving and on a punt return.
  • In his NFL debut at Cleveland (9/10) he recorded 15 carries for 67 yards, seven receptions for 52 yards and three punt returns for 22 yards.
  • Started his first NFL game at Green Bay (9/17) and had eight receptions for 68 yards and four punt returns for 36 yards.
  • Scored the game winning touchdown vs. Tampa Bay (10/8) on a 65-yard punt return with only 4:17 to play. The score came on the 100th “touch” of his career.
  • Earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors.
  • Against Cincinnati (11/19), posted 13 carries for 51 yards and eight receptions for 58 yards, breaking the Saints record for receptions by a rookie (54, shared by FB Tony Galbreath in 1976 and TE Cam Cleeland in 1998).
  • Named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for December, a stretch where he had 24 catches for 311 yards, 46 carries for 234 and scored seven touchdowns.
  • Tied Saints touchdown record with four (three receiving, one rushing) vs. San Francisco (12/3).

COLLEGE
Played in 39 games with 15 starts at Southern California, finishing with 3,169 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns on 433 carries (7.3 avg) and 1,301 receiving yards on 95 catches in his career. Also posted 559 yards and three touchdowns on 44 punt returns (12.7) avg.

  • Was named AP Player of the Year, Walter Camp Player of the Year and Doak Walker Award in 2005 and was a unanimous All-American selection.
  • Just the fifth player to ever be named the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year twice.
  • Gained 2,330 all-purpose yards in 2004, becoming 12th player in NCAA history to gain over 2,000 all-purpose yards twice.
  • Set a school record for freshmen with 1,330 all-purpose yards.

PERSONAL
Attended Helix High School in La Mesa, Calif. and was a 2002 Parade Magazine All-American and USA Today All-USA selection.

  • High school teammate of Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith.
  • During his prep career, rushed for 4,995 yards (12.0 avg) and scored 450 points.
  • Became heavily involved in community service during his time in Miami, speaking to kids at His House Foster Home and shopping with teenagers in foster care at Dick’s Sporting Goods for the Dolphins Holiday Shopping Spree.
  • Donated money for the Dolphins’ Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway and Holiday Toy program.
  • Donated $86,000 to resurface the field at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans’ City Park so high school athletics could be played again at the stadium.
  • Became a regional spokesperson for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
  • Served as guest co-host with Kelly Ripa on her nationally syndicated television show “LIVE! With Kelly” twice.

BUSH’S SINGLE-GAME BESTS

  • Receptions: 12 at Hou 11/18/07
  • Receiving Yards: 132 at Chi 1/21/07
  • Long Reception: 77t vs. Min 9/8/13
  • Receiving Touchdowns: 2 at Atl 12/13/09
  • Rushing Attempts: 25 at Buf 12/18/11
  • Rushing Yards: 203 at Buf 12/18/11
  • Long Rush: 76t at Buf 12/18/11
  • Rushing Touchdowns: 3 vs. SF 12/3/06

Recent Articles

Recent Videos

  • Bush on run game rhythm

    Posted Oct 22, 2014

    Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush talks about what the Lions need to do to improve the run game going forward.

  • Several Lions prepare to face former team

    Posted Oct 19, 2014

    Tori Petry reports on how Reggie Bush, Joique Bell and Joe Lombardi are viewing Sunday's matchup against their former team, the New Orleans Saints.

  • Bush on facing former team

    Posted Oct 17, 2014

    Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush talks about facing his former team in the Saints and the Lions' run game.

  • Bush on health, run game

    Posted Oct 6, 2014

    Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush talks about his health status as well as what the offense needs to do to improve in the run game.

  • Bush on sharing blame in loss

    Posted Oct 5, 2014

    Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush talks about the loss to the Bills and how the team shares the blame.

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