Bush takes home prestigious Walter Camp Award

Updated: December 9, 2005, 1:43 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Southern California running back Reggie Bush won the Walter Camp Award on Thursday, making him the fifth USC player to earn the honor given to the nation's top player.


Bush, a Heisman Trophy finalist, joins former Trojans O.J. Simpson (1967 and 1968), Charles White (1979), Marcus Allen (1981) and teammate Matt Leinart (2004) as a Camp Award winner.

The 6-foot, 200-pound Bush has rushed for 1,658 yards and scored 18 touchdowns this season, averaging 8.9 yards a carry for the top-ranked Trojans. He also has 31 receptions for 383 yards, and is averaging 217.6 all-purpose yards per game.

The Heisman is handed out Saturday in New York. The other finalists are Texas quarterback Vince Young and Leinart.

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