Reggie Bush Gives Segways to Dolphins Offensive Line, Shows He's Grown Up

Jesse Reed@@JesseReed78Correspondent IDecember 31, 2011

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 20:  Running back Reggie Bush #22 of the Miami Dolphins celebrates scoring a touchdown with teammates against the Buffalo Bills at Sun Life Stadium on November 20, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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Reggie bush has given his entire Miami Dolphins offensive line brand new Segways as a gesture of appreciation for their hard work during their 2011 NFL season.

This show of generosity shows that Bush is growing up. 

No longer the big man on campus, Bush has struggled to become the NFL player he always wanted to be...until this year with the Dolphins.

Bush has expressed his desire to be a featured running back in the NFL since being selected with the second overall pick of the 2006 NFL draft. He never succeeded with the Saints in this capacity, and his general performance over the course of his tenure in New Orleans was considerably underwhelming.

Even when he did get a chance to carry the load for the Saints due to injured starters, Bush never developed the patience to become a good runner inside the tackles.

Then, in July of this year, Bush was traded away to the Dolphins. Like the entire team, Bush had a tough time early in the year, but since Week 8 he has been a major force for the Dolphins offense, and he has been an integral part of their late-season success.

Bush hit a major milestone this year, breaking the 1,000-yard rushing barrier for the first time in his career (his previous best was 581, though with the Saints he averaged more receiving yards per game). 

As a show of humility and gratitude for his teammates, who helped him get to this mark, Bush has returned the favor, giving his linemen something special from his heart to them. Bush said this about the gift-giving:

Just bought the whole offensive Line Segways!!!! I think they like them!

I think we agree that this is one of the best stories in the NFL heading into Week 17.

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