Former USC track star Bryshon Nellum is in a celebratory type of mood. And for good reason.
The past 12 months for him have been something straight out of a movie script.
Just four years after being shot in both legs and told he would never be able to run again, Nellum made the U.S. Olympic team. He came back home as a silver medalist in the 4x400m relay. At the closing ceremonies he was chosen as the flag bearer for the USA.
Making what many believe to be a difficult decision, Nellum decided to return to school for a sixth year instead of turning pro.
His comeback in 2012 paled in comparison to Nellum officially being back to his old self in 2013.
He was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association National Men's Track Athlete of the Year. By the end of the 2013 season he stood alone at the top of the 400m mountain as an NCAA champion.
"When I made the Olympic team I didnt even make it to the national finals," he said. "So, to come back and achi...