USC Senior cornerback Josh Shaw was recognized by as a team captain at the annual Salute to Troy dinner on Saturday
, and later that night Josh proved that his leadership extends both on and off the field.
UPDATE: Josh Shaw admits to school officials that he LIED about the entire story (below). He’s been suspended from the team for his actions.
While attending a family function at his cousin’s apartment complex in Palmdale, California, Shaw witnessed his 7-year-old nephew beginning to drown in the pool. Without hesitation, Shaw jumped two stories down — landing on the concrete near the pool. From there, he was able to crawl into the pool and help his nephew to safety. The 7-year-old is said to be ‘traumatized,’ but physically unharmed. Shaw was taken to the hospital and now has two sprained ankles — which means he can’t play football for the foreseeable future. Josh Shaw is a hero!