Tulane long snapper becomes first legally blind player in FBS game
Tulane's final touchdown in a 45-31 victory over conference foe UCF accomplished two goals. First, it sealed the Green Wave's win and second, it opened the way for long-snapper Aaron Golub to make history.
With 8:20 left in the game, Golub snapped the ball during a successful extra point attempt, making him the first legal blind person to play in an FBS game.
Awesome sidebar for Tulane. Aaron Golub snapped the last PAT on the last TD scored. He's legally blind and the snap was perfect. Fantastic!— Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) October 3, 2015
Golub, a sophomore, has no vision in his right eye and limited vision in his left.
"The reason why I played him is because he works so hard. Every morning when I’m up, and as you know, I get up early, he’s in the weight room, and he’s working," Tulane coach Curtis Johnson said, according to Tulane's website. "I would like to play him as much as I can, because that’s what you do; you reward kids when they work. This kid works, and he is just like everybody else. I’m going to play him as much as I can.”