Blind USC Football Player Snapped the Ball for Gaming-Winning Extra Point

Jake Olson, who lost his sight at 12, snapped the ball on the final extra point.

Jake Olson
Jake Olson, who is blind, runs off the field with USC (46) Wyatt Schmidt after playing in his first NCAA Football game between the Western Michigan Broncos and the USC Trojans on September 2, 2017, at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Jake Olson, the long-snapper for the University of Southern California’s football team, help the Trojans score the game-winning extra point against Western Michigan in a 49-31 victory in their season opener Saturday.

Olson, who lost eyesight at age 12 because of a cancer called retinoblastoma, has practiced two years with the Trojans and it was the first time he took the field in a regular season game.

“It’s muscle memory — it’s not like magic,” Olson told the New York Times. “It’s not like, ‘I hope this goes right.’ If you do it correctly, it will go right.”

Watch Olson make the snap in the clip below.

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