San Diego pedigree a good sign for Bush

February, 3, 2010
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MIAMI -- Courtesy of ESPN Stats & Information, we’ve got a good omen for Reggie Bush and New Orleans fans.

Bush is a running back and he’s originally from San Diego. Those two items are somewhat significant. Running backs from San Diego have a strong history in Super Bowls.

[+] EnlargeMarcus Allen
AP PhotoSan Diego native Marcus Allen got 191 yards on the ground for the Raiders in Super Bowl XVIII.
Here’s a look:

Marcus Allen -- Super Bowl XVIII -- 20 Rush, 191 yards, 2 TDs vs. Redskins (Super Bowl MVP)

Allen used Super Bowl XVIII as his personal race track rushing for 191 yards on 20 carries in a blowout victory over the defending Super Bowl champion Redskins, 38-9. The most memorable play of that Super Bowl came when Allen scampered for a 74-yard touchdown. Allen took home MVP honors and gave Al Davis and the Raiders his last Super Bowl victory.

Terrell Davis -- Super Bowl XXXII -- 30 Rush, 157 yards, 3 TDs vs. Packers (Super Bowl MVP)

Super Bowl XXXII was a homecoming for the San Diego native Davis and he did not disappoint in his hometown. Davis carried the ball 30 times for 157 yards and three touchdowns, including the game winner. To cap off the perfect game, Davis took the MVP award, giving John Elway and the Broncos the first Super Bowl win in franchise history while denying Brett Favre his second straight Super Bowl title. Davis rushed for over 100 yards despite battling migraines throughout the game.

Davis -- Super Bowl XXXIII -- 25 Rush, 102 yards vs. Falcons

The next year, Davis and the Broncos returned for an encore in Super Bowl XXXIII, this time in Miami against the Falcons. Davis had another 100-yard performance rushing for 102 yards in the 34-19 win over Atlanta . Davis played well, but the spotlight belonged to Elway, who passed for 336 yards and a touchdown in what would be his last game.

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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