He had 784 first-place votes while University of Texas Longhorns quarterback Vince Young finished second with 79 first-place votes, an overall edge in voting points of 2,541 to Young's 1,608.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.University of Utah quarterback Alex Smith and Bush were both finalists for the 2004 Heisman Trophy, making it the first time a high school had two finalists at the same ceremony.
He also completed one of three pass attempts for a 52-yard touchdown.He was awarded the Heisman Trophy on December 10, 2005.Bush won Super Bowl XLIV with the Saints in 2010 over the Indianapolis Colts.He has also played for the Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers.He also threw for one touchdown, tossing a 52-yard scoring strike.
In 2005 Bush was a unanimous first-team All-American and winner of the Heisman Trophy.
During his prep career at Helix, he won the prestigious Silver Pigskin trophy awarded by KUSI's Prep Pigskin Report. Bush is still 2nd all time on the 100m dash all-time list for San Diego.
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.
He earned consensus All-American honors and was a finalist for the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award.
He finished second on the team with 143 carries for 908 yards (6.3 avg) and six touchdowns, adding 509 yards and seven scores on 43 receptions (11.8 avg).
His 1,331 all-purpose yards set a USC freshman record.