Mishawaka High School student honored with statewide scholarship award

NOW: Mishawaka High School student honored with statewide scholarship award

CARMEL, Ind. -- Mishawaka High School student Jacob Bush has been named one of the four Hoosier student athletes to receive the 2022 Brady Comeback Scholarship Award. After a 2020 motorcycle accident threatened Bush’s ability to ever walk again, he walked back onto the football field just weeks later.

Following the crash that severely injured Jacob and took the life of Jeremy Bush, a South Bend firefighter and Jacob’s father, doctors told family members that Jacob may never walk again and that he would most likely never play sports ever again.

However, Jacob Bush proved that outlook wrong when he walked back onto a football field only one month and 14 days after the tragic accident.

The Brady Comeback Awards recognizes Hoosier student athletes at the high school and collegiate level who have distinguished themselves by overcoming adversity or an injury and excelled beyond expectations in their respective sports.

Keith Kinder, Head Coach of the Mishawaka High School football team, nominated Bush for the award while noting that he has never seen anyone bring a community and a program together in a way that Jacob did.

“He continues to inspire people with his positive attitude and willingness to overcome any obstacles in his path,” said Kinder.

Bush will receive this award on Thursday which includes a $1,500 scholarship.

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