Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E Sports) – USC cornerback Josh Shaw suffered high ankle sprains, displaying his bravery after jumping from a second-floor balcony to save his 7-year-old nephew from drowning.
Shaw was attending a family function when he saw his nephew struggling to stay afloat in the pool.
The senior quarterback then leaped from the second-floor, crawled and reached for his nephew.
After the heroic act, Shaw still had the strength to get to the pool ladder to pull himself out.
“I would do it again for whatever kid it was, it did not have to be my nephew,” Shaw stated.
He then expressed his desire to recover and be back on the field as soon as he can.
“My ankles really hurt, but I am lucky to be surrounded by the best trainers and doctors in the world. I am taking my rehab one day at a time, and I hope to be back on the field as soon as possible.”
USC coach Steve Sarkisian commended Shaw’s act of courage.
“That was a heroic act by Josh, putting his personal safety aside. But that’s the kind of person he is.”
Saskisian also stated that they will miss Shaw’s leadership and play while he is recovering from the injury, but believes he will be back soon.
Shaw had six interceptions in two seasons playing for USC, transferring from Florida.
He was also voted as team captain Saturday at the Salute to Troy dinner.