USC blind long snapper Jake Olson snaps on extra point

USC blind long snapper Jake Olson snaps on extra point

"Absolutely surreal. To have a situation where a 12-year-old kid is losing his sight, to take a situation that ugly and fast forward eight years and be able to snap on the football field for a team that really helped him get through that time is lovely and special".

Fans may remember Olson from Pete Carroll's days with the Trojans, specifically in 2009 when his story was part of ESPN's College GameDay, which documented his relationship with Carroll and the Trojans surrounding the surgery to remove Olson's left eye. Olson was born with retinoblastoma, which robbed him of vision in his right eye at 10 months old and then in his left eye at 12 years old.

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After overcoming cancer and going blind at age 12, Olson finally got to step between the lines for some real on-field action in his redshirt sophomore season.

Late in the game against Western Michigan with victory in hand, the Trojans scored a touchdown and Helton immediately called a timeout. A pick six on Western Michigan's next possession would be the final nail in the Broncos' coffin.

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USC avoided being upset by Western Michigan, as the Trojans pulled away in the fourth quarter and put away the Broncos 49-31.

"I loved being out there", Olson said. "I'm trying to say as much as I can, because I can't quite believe it yet". He told ESPN past year his goal was to become the team's starting long snapper. "I'm waiting to have more opportunities to show the coaches that I have the talent to go out there and snap".

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