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

2019 NCAA DI men's golf championships: Scores, schedule, how to watch the 2019 tournaments

Oklahoma State won the national title on its home course last season, defeating Alabama in the finals at Karsten Creek. Led by U.S. Amateur champion Viktor Hovland and the Cowboys have won six tournaments this season, taking the Big 12 title in their previous start.
READ MORE

2019 NCAA DI women's golf championships: Scores, schedule, how to watch the 2019 tournaments

Here is the schedule, scores and how to watch information for the 2019 NCAA DI women's golf championships. The 2019 national championships are May 17-22 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
READ MORE

5 teams and golfers to watch for the 2019 DI women's golf championship

Here is a preview for the 2019 NCAA DI women's golf championships. The 2019 national championships are May 17-22 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

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