Can't help it.
Here's a "before they were stars" type story about Reggie Bush from Rivals.com. It's a feature of their new NFL draft section, as they profile players like Bush, D'Brickashaw Ferguson and Michael Huff.
What's your (former coach Gordon Wood) fondest game memory of him?---I think of a game that we didn't win. It was our championship game against Oceanside. There were great players on that field, and he literally played to exhaustion.
This isn't a great memory, but he had to be carted off the field afterward. They had to take him to a special room to get IVs.
That sums up the kind of player he is. He's so committed to the game, and he has such a drive to succeed and do whatever he has to do. He's always wanting to win, but he's also humble about it.
I've heard rumblings to the effect that Bush has played himself to exhaustion after many college games, particularly his junior year when he was getting heavy use. Apparently his parents had to more or less carry him onto the team bus from the locker room after the Notre Dame game, after already having been administered IVs.
People will long-remember the inexplicable and ill-fated pitch to a teammate after a long run in the first half that Texas ended up recovering. However, in typical Bush fashion, he went out in style. His last collegiate carry was that jaw-dropping 26 yard touchdown run where he leaped into the endzone after turning the corner on the speedy Texas secondary and even blowing past the angle Longhorn Superman Michael Huff had on him. It was a truly amazing run.
Now it's the NFL's turn to enjoy (or destroy) him.