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10 Questions With...Reggie Bush 72

  • 10 Questions
  • Posted by: Eric Levenson
  • July 19, 2011, 12:38 PM


Reggie Bush won a Heisman Trophy, two national titles with USC, and a Super Bowl with the New Orleans Saints. Even with all that, there is one championship he wishes he had the chance to conquer. Last week, Bush was in Dallas, Texas at the Red Bull Game Breakers, a 7-on-7 national high school football tournament. Like any other kid, Bush played flag and two-hand-touch football during recess or on the street, and he said he would have loved an opportunity to represent California and play in a national tournament. Unfortunately for Reggie, a team from Texas took the Red Bull Game Breakers title this year. During the tournament, the NFL star talked to SIKids.com about his favorite number, the ultimate athlete, and the scorching Texas heat.

What time is your alarm set for?
9 AM.

Chocolate, Vanilla, or Strawberry ice cream?
Strawberry banana.

What was your childhood nickname?
My family used to call me Little Reggie because I was a junior. My dad was Big Reggie and I was Little Reggie. [In college, it was] The President. My last name is Bush and President Bush was the president at the time, so they just called me President.

If you weren't an athlete, what would you want to do?
I would want to be a doctor.

Why do you wear the jersey number you do?
5 was my favorite number, and I wore it in college and high school. In the pros, running backs can’t wear single digits, so I wanted a number with 5 in it. [Not 35 because] 35 is terrible. It’s an ugly number. [Laughs]

What is your favorite city to compete in?
New Orleans. They are so passionate about football down there. They love the Saints and the fan base is amazing. It’s unlike any other place I’ve played in, and they really love football down there. Playing in California we love football, too, but in New Orleans and in the South, football is like a way of life.

What do you do on days off?
I rest, because I don’t get a lot of it.

Who is the greatest athlete of all-time?
Michael Jordan. He’s a fierce competitor. When the game was on the line, he showed up. There was never a dull moment when he was on the court. When he was sick, he would go out and hit 60 points a game. To me, he was the ultimate competitor and ultimate athlete. When the game was on the line, he was clutch. He was always clutch; I don’t think there was ever a time when there was a big game and he didn’t show up. To me, that’s the ultimate athlete and ultimate competitor.

Who is your best friend in sports?
Thomas Williams. We went to college together and we were roommates in college, and he plays for the Carolina Panthers now.

What is the last item that you purchased?
Today, it was a pair of shorts. When I got off the plane, it was 104 degrees out here and I didn’t have any shorts, so I stopped by some local sports store to grab some shorts to wear because there was no way I was keeping those jeans on.

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72 Comments

If u want a autograph, just write to him!

REGGIE! I love you! Can I have your autograph???

i want it more

Reggie Bush is too injury prone to be a running back but he is a valuable kick returner

Great kick returner, but better HB.

Reggie Bush is pretty good but the saints are nothing compared to the seahawks did you see Marshawn Lynch's famous run against them AWESOME!!!!!! GO SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

I saw it! Lynch is a beast!

My dream- Play HB on Saints, Lions, Titans, or Steelers.

You got a point, but I like the Saints better.

boo seahawks

may be ill be the bast football player one day

I agree with everyone! He is the best!

Hes not only the best he is one the most awsomest HB in History of the NFL!

Reggie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

REGGIE BUSH is the greatest NFL running back ever period. YOu cant stop him hes better then arian foster, MJD, Chris Johnson, Steven Jackson Reggie bush is better then everyone. GREATEST NFL PLAYER EVER

CAN I HAVE YOU AUTOGRAPH?

The only person that could beat him is Chris Johnson.

I know what you mean

Reggie Bush is good not the best running back ever

Reggie Bush didnt even start for the saints and hes not even a top ten running back from last year or top 15

Reggie !

Reggie u r the best i want ur autograph!

Reggie Bush is awesome!

Dolphins, Saints, only one word comes to mind. REGGIE!!!!!!!!

I heard he's going to my fav team, the Dolphins!

Reggie is so nice

New Orleans rule

Nah He They Really Are not on the rule at all.

what is your favorite thing to do?

i like the steelers a lot and i am a huge fan of the steelers

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