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Rise Above: Courage Okungbowa

Tennis star lived up to his name, rescued his family from serious car accident

Updated: May 2, 2012, 6:31 PM ET
By Lucas O'Neill | ESPNHS

This story appears in the March issue of ESPNHS magazine.

The story almost writes itself: Star tennis player rescues family after horrifying car accident. His name? Courage.

It doesn't get more perfect than that, folks.

But there are multiple layers to the story of Courage Okungbowa, a soft-spoken junior at Wiregrass Ranch (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) and the courageous tennis player in question. It's about a split-second reaction, yes, but it's also about the courage ...

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