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Reggie's Heisman Is Back At USC

Marc Kulkinby:Marc Kulkin06/06/24

Back in April, The Heisman Trust awarded USC and Reggie Bush their Trophy back which means USC could officially say they had more than any other program again.

USC can claim that they have 8 Heisman Awards and they’ll be able to show all of them off just in time for when some more visitors show up this weekend.

A little more than a month after the announcement, Heritage Hall was whole again when an old friend showed up.

“We are thrilled to welcome Reggie Bush back to the Heisman family in recognition of his collegiate accomplishments,” Michael Comerford, President of The Heisman Trophy Trust, said in a statement when the announcement was made. “We considered the enormous changes in college athletics over the last several years in deciding that now is the right time to reinstate the Trophy for Reggie. We are so happy to welcome him back.”

A 2023 inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame, Bush had a legendary career at the University of Southern California and an electrifying 2005 season, amassing more than 2,000 yards from scrimmage and scoring 18 touchdowns. He received 784 first-place votes during the 2005 Heisman Trophy campaign, the fifth-most in Heisman Trophy history, while leading USC to a national title berth.

Nearly 20 years after his final college football game, Bush is still one of the most recognizable college football players in the nation and one of the strongest connections recruits have to the USC Trojans.

As part of the announcement, the Heisman Trust has returned the Trophy to Bush and the replica to USC. Bush will be invited to all future Heisman Trophy ceremonies, starting with the 90th Heisman Trophy ceremony this fall.

“I’m thrilled to reunite with my fellow Heisman winners and be a part of the storied legacy of the Heisman Trophy, and I’m honored to return to the Heisman family,” Bush said in a statement after getting his trophy back. “I also look forward to working together with the Heisman Trust to advance the values and mission of the organization.”

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