‘A beautiful moment’: Blind college football player establishes acquiring entry
Although a rare form of retinal cancer took his display as a child, Olson refused to give up on his dream of playing for his beloved Trojans
Jake Olson first dreamt this moment long before he lost his vision to cancer eight years ago. The blind long snapper’s team-mates guided him onto the field. They rowed him up over the projectile. The referee blew the whistling. And Olson’s snap- a pass between his legs to help set up a kick- was straight and true.
” It turned out to be a beautiful moment ,” Olson said.
Olson’s flawless extra-point click was the final point in the University of Southern California’s 49 -3 1 succes over Western Michigan on Saturday.
Although a rare form of retinal cancer took his batch as a child, Olson refused to give up on his dream of playing for his beloved Trojans. On Saturday, his snap set off a wild celebration for team-mates and followers- USC median around 70,000 fans per game. Olson is also a surfer and golfer and has played California’s famous Pebble Beach.
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