Now this is an incredible story. God is in a good mood for sure.
“USC called a timeout after its last touchdown. … Coach Clay Helton was putting in a new long snapper, Jake Olson. Olson is blind. His snap was perfect, the point-after attempt was good and Olson got a big ovation” at the Coliseum, per the L.A. Times.
- “Eight years after the USC football program adopted him after he lost both of his eyes to retinoblastoma, a rare form of [retinal] cancer, and three years after he joined the team as a walk-on [on a scholarship for disabled athletes], Olson snapped the ball in an official game for the first time.”
- Olson, sweating through his uniform after the game: “There’s a beauty in it … If you can’t see how God works things out, then I think you’re the blind one.”
- USC beat Western Michigan, 49-31.
Source: Axios AM – Axios