football-fbs flag

NCAA.com | April 23, 2015

Blind long snapper Jake Olson to join USC football team as walk-on

Jake Olson has been an unofficial member of the Southern California football team since 2009.

After losing his left eye at 10 months, the 12-year-old Olson was about to undergo surgery to remove his right eye and would be blind. Former head coach Pete Carroll invited Olson and his family to a team meeting, and Olson became a fixture at practices and games.

Now six years later, Olson is a USC student with a chance to walk on to the football team as a long snapper.

Read more on Jake Olson at LATimes.com

The women's DI college volleyball teams with the most national championships

Stanford leads all DI women's volleyball programs with nine national championships since 1981.
READ MORE

Georgia jumps Ohio State, Michigan enters the top 4 for Week 2 AP Poll

The first full week of college football led to some big changes in the AP Poll as Georgia moved in front of Ohio State and Michigan entered the top four.
READ MORE

How USC & UCLA's move to the Big Ten impacts the college track and field landscape

How will USC and UCLA's conference switch impact the track and field landscape? Let's break it down.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners