Teammate Matt Leinart came in third with 18 first-place votes. Bush became the 71st winner of the Heisman Trophy, and the seventh USC player to receive the award.Bush had the second most first-place votes and the second-highest total points in the history of Heisman voting at that time, behind only O. In addition to his Heisman Trophy, Bush also won the Doak Walker Award and Walter Camp Award, and was selected as the Pac-10's offensive player of the year.Smith and Bush were later finalists for the 2004 Heisman, making it the first time a high school had two finalists at the same ceremony. He placed second in the boys' 50 meters, clocking at 5.85 at the 2003 Los Angeles Invitational Indoor Meet.Bush received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Southern California, where he played for the Trojans from 2003 to 2005 under head coach Pete Carroll.In 2005, Bush was a unanimous first-team All-American and winner of the Heisman Trophy.He was also named the Associated Press College Football Player of the Year, the Pigskin Club of Washington, D. Offensive Player of the Year, and the Touchdown Club of Columbus (Ohio) Player of the Year.In addition to the Walter Camp Award, Bush also won the Doak Walker Award, which is given to the nation's best running back.
However, he finished tenth in NCAA Division I-A history with 6,541 all-purpose yards, racking up 3,169 yards and 25 touchdowns on 433 carries (7.3 avg) and 1,301 yards with thirteen scores on 95 catches (13.7 avg).He set the Pac-10 record for all-purpose yards in a game, with 513 (294 rushing, 68 receiving, 151 return) against the Fresno State Bulldogs on November 19, 2005.Bush also became known for the "Bush Push," which occurred on a game-winning score against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints second overall in the 2006 NFL Draft.While with the Saints, Bush was named an All-Pro in 2008 and won Super Bowl XLIV in 2010 over the Indianapolis Colts.