NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Memo to Reggie Bush from Vince Young: Keep the Heisman Trophy that you didn’t deserve.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Young tells “60 Minutes” in an interview done in June but airing Sunday night that he was angry about not taking the Heisman Trophy back with him to Texas in December 2005.
He finished second in voting behind Bush, a Southern California running back who now plays for the New Orleans Saints.
“And I wanted to show the world that I was the real Heisman Trophy winner. But on paper, Reggie Bush is the Heisman Trophy winner. (I am) not taking nothing from him, he knows he’s a phenomenal athlete,” Young said in the interview.
Is he better than Bush?
“I always feel like I’m better,” Young said. “Always.”
Young responded by running for 200 yards and throwing for 267 in beating Bush and the Trojans in the Rose Bowl for the BCS national championship in January 2006.
Young finished that season with 3,036 yards passing, 26 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He ran for 1,050 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Bush had 1,740 yards rushing and 478 yards receiving and returned 18 punts for 179 yards. Bush led the nation with an average of 222.3 all-purpose yards and scored 19 touchdowns.
Bush also was drafted a spot ahead of Young in April 2006.