"I was so proud of him," said King, a semipro football player. "I've been to Iraq three times, and I've never heard of anyone that got out and came back and played college football. So to see him in those colors, I was just really proud of him."
"You've got a lot of guys that come in and tell you these stories," King said. "Everybody says they're a Troy Aikman or an Emmitt Smith and they couldn't prove it. But Bush was different, he put the work in. He'd be in the gym and have a crowd around watching him. He was putting up a lot of weight and he was very devoted to it. We had some good friends over there that we lost along the way, and I think they pushed him even more."