NFL Hall of Famer Advocates for USC Trojans Great RB to Reclaim Heisman Trophy

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Many advocates support the reinstatement of Reggie Bush’s Heisman Trophy to the USC Trojans legend. Bush can add fellow Heisman winner and NFL Hall of Famer wide receiver, Tim Brown, to the the growing list of people who support his reinstatement.

USC Trojans Rival Supports RB Reinstatement

Brown’s reasoning? The shift after Name, Image, and Likeness rules (NIL) was instituted in NCAA sports. As Brown puts it,

“You know, before NIL, I think you had a lot of Heisman winners saying that he should het his trophy back. But after NIL, I mean, come on man, what are we doing?” Brown said. “What in the world … (It’s not) like the guy got $1 million. It’s not like he got money at all from what I know. This is based on what his parents did.”

“It doesn’t matter what the situation is in a particular [place] like this where … the media and people who were voting said that he won the trophy. What does the NCAA have anything to do with this? I hope that things work out for him and he’s able to get the trophy back.”

Reggie Bush’s 2005 Heisman Winning Season

USC Trojans Reggie Bush declares for the 2006 NFL Draft
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In 2005, Bush finished the season with 1740 yards rushing, averaging 8.7 yards per attempt, scoring 16 touchdowns. He added another 478 yards receiving and two more touchdowns. Together that’s 2218 yards from scrimmage, which at the time was the 11th best season of all time.

Bush beat out Vince Young by over 700 votes. He earned 794 first-place votes, 88 percent of all first-place votes.

Brown won the award in 1986 while playing for Notre Dame.

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