2005 - 71st Award
Reggie Bush
USC Back

The 6'0, 200 Pound Bush becomes the seventh Trojan to win the Heisman Trophy and the third in the last four years. He joins Mike Garrett (1965), O.J. Simpson (1968), Charles White (1979), Marcus Allen (1981), Carson Palmer (2002), and Matt Leinart (2004). In this landslide victory, Bush received the highest percentage of first place votes ever (84%), over Texas Quarterback Vince Young, and teammate Matt Leinart. Bush rushed 187 times gaining 1,658 yards and scoring 15 touchdowns in the regular season. In 2005, junior Bush also caught 31 passes for 383 yards and 2 additional touchdowns. On November 19th against Fresno State, Bush amassed a PAC-10 record of 513 all-purpose yards including 294 yards rushing. In his final college season, Bush was awarded the Doak Walker Award, Walter Camp Award and was named PAC-10 Offensive player of the year.

The Voting

PlayerSchool1st2nd3rdTotal Points
1. Reggie BushUSC78489112541
2. Vince YoungTexas796131451608
3. Matt LeinartUSC18147449797
4. Brady QuinnNotre Dame721128191
5. Michael RobinsonPenn St.272949
6. A.J. HawkOhio State032329
7. DeAngelo WilliamsMemphis121926
8. Drew OlsonUCLA121421
9. Jerome HarrisonWash St.041220
10. Elvis DumervilLouisville0099

The number of points by region and position within each are as follows for the top four candidates:
NameNortheastMid-AtlanticSouthSouthwestMidwestFar West
  Pts.   Pos.Pts.   Pos.Pts.   Pos.Pts.   Pos.Pts.   Pos.Pts.   Pos.
1.  Reggie Bush432  1416  1416  1416  1439  1422  1
2.  Vince Young261  2256  2273  2307  2291  2220  2
3.  Matt Leinart133  3127  3133  3132  3122  3150  3
4.  Brady Quinn53  429  432  419  435  423  4

 
 
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