Reggie Bush’s 2013 Ford F-250 King Ranch
In college football, there is only one award given out that determines who the very best and most elite player is during that football season. It is considered the most prestigious of all awards at that level. In 2005, that award, the Heisman Trophy, was given to a then-20-year-old running back named Reggie Bush from the University of Southern California. As the second overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, Reggie had a lot to live up to. He landed with the New Orleans Saints and was part of the amazing 2010 run that won them a Super Bowl.
There are many perks of being a superstar NFL running back, including advertisement benefits. As a member of the Miami Dolphins in 2012, Reggie did a promotional ad for Wayne Akers Ford in Lake Worth, Florida. In return for the advertisement, the company presented Reggie with a pristine, brand-new ’13 Ford F-250 King Ranch. Since Reggie’s flair for individuality wouldn’t allow him to leave the truck stock from the factory, he utilized DV8 Motorsports, a reputable company the dealership used regularly.
Almost immediately, the hardworking staff at DV8 Motorsports got down and dirty on the Super Duty for Reggie Bush. Chris Brooks took the reins and wrapped every inch of the Ford in a menacing flat black wrap. Shop owner Cary Jones got to work on the exterior additions, installing a Smittybilt M-1 mesh grille, HID conversion kits, a Rigid Industries bumper lightbar, and front and rear smoked lights. An Undercover Flex tonneau cover was added, along with a BedRug bedliner for transporting cleats and other football gear. Once the body accessories were complete, the truck moved to Dan Winters at DV8 Motorsports for the suspension alteration. A full 11-inch lift was added using Fabtech spindles and 4.0 Dirt Logic coilovers in the front. The rear uses Fabtech leaf springs to support the heavy Ford. Moving to the wheel and tire section of DV8 Motorsports, a set of 24x14 American Force Alpha SF8 wheels wrapped in 38x13.50R24 Nitto Trail Grappler rubber set the foundation for the F-250.
For the interior to match the exterior, Jarrett Penaluna painted the all-wooden trim in satin black. A Roadwire leather kit with a black perforated center insert was installed to flow with the all-black theme. LED lighting was added to the interior for a better visual showing. Jarrett began working on the tunes using the stock head unit. A 10-inch Memphis Audio subwoofer was placed in a custom ported box and powered by a Memphis Audio MRA amplifier. Memphis 5x7 midrange speakers were lined throughout the cabin for crystal clear audio sound.
Although injuries marred Reggie’s 2015 season with the San Francisco 49ers, the birth of his son Uriah and raising of his daughter Briseis with wife Lilit Avagyan gave him much to look forward to. With new beginnings and an introduction to fatherhood, Reggie’s DV8 Motorsports–built Ford F-250 will be in his family for a long time to come. “I look forward to hitting the streets in this beast,” Reggie tells us. “I can only imagine the new possibilities.”