Reggie Bush is a retired American football player born on the 2nd of March 1985 in Spring Valley, California, United States of America. Bush was nurtured by his mother and stepfather; Denise Griffin and Lamar Griffin. His biological father was absent from his life.
He was a student of Helix High School located in California, where he played the position of a running back. While he was there, he played with Alex Smith; the 2004 Heisman Trophy finalist.
Moving on, Reggie Bush received a scholarship to attend the University of Southern California where he actively played for the Trojans from 2003 to 2005. When Bush was enrolled by Carol, he envisaged using him as a five-way threat. The newcomer briskly showcased his effectiveness in catching, carrying, throwing, and returning the ball.
On the 12th of January 2006, Reggie Bush chose to relinquish his senior season at USC and revealed that he had qualified for the NFL draft. His outstanding performance on the field made him a leading contestant for a top choice in the 2006 NFL draft. The comely young chap made an excellent debut at USC’s highly broadcast post-season pro day display, where the macho Bush ran the 40-yard dash in 4.33 seconds.
In the year 2006, Reggie was picked by the New Orleans Saints in the NFL draft. The Saints fans were exhilarated. As the week came to an end, Reebok announced receiving more than 25,000 requests for Bush Saints jersey; despite the fact that his jersey number with the Saints was yet to be determined.
The No. 5
Reggie Bush later petitioned NFL so he could wear the number 5, which was worn by him throughout his high school and college career. Nevertheless, in order for him to clinch the No. 5 jersey, the NFL would have to decide on how to amend its numbering bylaw.
Bush was eventually authorized to wear his desired number during the minicamp practices of the Saints until the NFL’s ruling. On the 23rd of May 2006, the demand from Bush was officially jettisoned by the NFL competition committee, and on the 25th of May, the NFL officially revealed that Bush had no option but to wear number 25.
The career of the footballer has been a blossoming one because he has been able to clinch several endorsement deals. The successful Bush has bagged deals from Adidas, General Motors, Pepsi, Pizza Hut and the Subway restaurant chain. After Peyton Manning, Bush is the second NFL player to have gotten the most endorsement deals.
Reggie Bush Awards and Recognitions
- In 2005, Reggie won the 2005 Walter Camp Award and the 2005 Soak Walker Award.
- He clinched the Heisman Trophy in 2005, defeating the 2004 Heisman winner and teammate Matt Leinart and finalist Vince Young.
- Bush clinched the number 24 position on ESPN’s 25 Greatest Player in College Football list.
- He got featured on the cover of NCAA football 2007, released on 18th of July, 2006.
- In the year 2005, Bush was named the Pigskin Club of Washington D.C. Offensive Player of the Year.
Mistress, Divorce, Wife, Daughter, Kids, Family
At a particular time in his life, when Bush was at USC, he dated Eve Torres. He was also romantically linked with Kim Kardashian. He got to know the TV reality star when she was introduced to him by Matt Leinart, at the 2007 ESPY awards. The lovebirds took a break on their relationship on the 27th of July 2009. They eventually got back together on the 28th of September, 2009. Bush also once had a romantic relationship with Jessie James, the renowned country singer, in the year 2010.
In 2011, Reggie Bush started a relationship with Lillit Avangyan who happens to be an Armenian dancer. One year later, there were speculations that the duo were expecting their first baby together. On the 6th of May 2013, the couple welcomed their daughter Briseis.
One year after the birth of their daughter, Reggie Bush and Avangyan were joined in holy matrimony in San Diego, California. On the 12th of July 2015, Bush and Avangyan welcomed their second child; baby Uriah, a male child. Two years after the birth of Uriah, the couple welcomed Agyemang, their second son.
Net Worth, Earning, Cars, and properties
The net worth of Reggie Bush is estimated to be over $51 million dollars. He earns the sum of $4 million dollars annually. The former American football star has exotic cars like Bentley, Chevelle, Ferrari, Plymouth and the Lamborghini Aventador.
The superstar has a gargantuan mansion in Oakland County, United States of America. Reggie Bush also has multiple properties around the world. He bought his mansion in 2013; the value of the property is estimated to be around $4.2 million dollars.
Reggie Bush is known to be an ardent philanthropist. The NFL football star initiated a fun and interactive way to generate funds for not only charities dear to his heart, but in the city where he was raised in. St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the Birthday Party Project are some of the charities who benefitted from Bush’s magnanimity.
St. Jude Children Research Hospital helps to administer treatment and conquer childhood cancer and other dreaded diseases threatening the lives of children. They pay for treatment, housing, travel, and food. By these kind gestures, the burden of the children’s parent is lifted off.
The Birthday Party Project is celebrated in ten cities across the country. They believe children should be placed in high esteem and celebrated, especially when they are traumatized. Since 2012, the Birthday Party Project has organized over 2,100 birthdays with over 19,000 children present. These birthday celebrations are made possible through the help of magnanimous people like Bush.