The popular phrase, "living the dream," is a perfect way to describe how Su'a Cravens felt on Friday night, as he and the Washington Redskins faced the Buffalo Bills in their third preseason game at FedExField.
Not only did Cravens get in on 24 total snaps (20 on defense, four on special teams), he also got to meet and swap jerseys with Bills running back, and fellow USC Trojan, Reggie Bush, whom Cravens referred to as his "idol."
Bush was able to pave the way for Cravens to do big things with the Trojans, simply by Bush playing at a high level himself with USC in the early 2000s.
In Bush's sophomore season in 2004, he won the BCS National Championship. In his final college season with USC, Bush won the Doak Walker Award and the Walter Camp Award among other accolades.
To add more local flavor to this story, Bush also was named the Pigskin Club of Washington D.C. Offensive Player of the Year.
Bush would go on to the NFL and continue his dominance, winning Super Bowl XLIV with the New Orleans Saints during the 2009 season.
With a résumé that stacked, it's easy to see why Cravens loves and respects Bush as much as he does.