Jake Olson is the weekend’s biggest winner.
On Saturday, the blind USC long snapper came on for an extra point late during the Trojans’ 49-31 victory over Western Michigan. It marked an incredible moment for the player, who went blind when he was 12 years old. He has spent the past three seasons with USC, mostly playing with the practice team. His appearance Saturday was his first with USC in real game action.
With some time to reflect on the experience, Olson wrote a thank you note of sorts and released it on Twitter on Sunday.
Thanks for all the love and support Trojan Nation! See below for a longer statement. Beat The Farm! pic.twitter.com/RXZKBz1r5U
— Jake Olson (@JakeOlson61) September 3, 2017
Everything about this story is fantastic. This is college football at its best, no doubt.
To relive the scene, check out the clip below.
Blind USC longsnapper Jake Olson on the extra point. Been part of the program for a long time, special moment. pic.twitter.com/wEQxeqc4Uk
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) September 3, 2017