Reggie Bush Named Pac-10 Special Teams Player Of The Week

Nov. 24, 2003

USC freshman tailback Reggie Bush was named the Pac-10 Special Teams Player of the Week based on his performance against UCLA.

Bush returned 3 kickoffs for 105 yards, including a 96-yarder for a TD for USC's first scoring kickoff return since 1998. He also had 10 yards on 6 rushes and 32 yards on 2 catches from his tailback spot.

On the year, Bush has rushed for 409 yards on 76 carries (5.4 average) with 3 TDs, plus he has 10 receptions for 224 yards (22.4 average) with 2 scores and a team-best 14 kickoff returns for 393 yards (28.1 average). He has 17 plays of 20-plus yards in 2003 out of 90 touches.

Other Pac-10 honorees this week were California wide receiver Geoff McArthur (offense) and Washington strong safety Evan Benjamin (defense).

Bush is the seventh Trojan to win Pac-10 Player of the Week honors in 2003, joining cornerback Will Poole (selected for his efforts at Arizona), quarterback Matt Leinart (Washington), defensive end Kenechi Udeze (versus Stanford), placekicker Ryan Killeen (at Arizona State), defensive tackle Mike Patterson (versus Auburn) and punter Tom Malone (versus BYU).

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