Blind guy can play football too

Jake Olson ran onto the Coliseum field in a Southern California uniform and completed two field goal snaps Saturday.

After the Trojans’ blind long snapper achieved another lifelong goal, he became even more determined to follow up this spring game performance by playing in a real game someday.
Olson got a standing ovation at the Coliseum before he participated in USC’s final workout of the spring. After he confidently put the ball into the holder’s hands, he got another ovation from the fans and congratulations from his fellow Trojans, who have been watching his work in practice since last season.
“When I first ran out there and the crowd cheered, I had to fight back tears,” Olson said. “It was real emotional. Just touched my heart that I was getting the opportunity to snap out there. I’ve been to many spring practices in my life, so to be part of one was a real cool feeling.”
Coach Clay Helton welcomed Olson onto the field during the special-teams portion of the controlled scrimmage that passes for a spring game.

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