In a moment deemed “incredible” on social media, where it immediately trended, blind USC long snapper Jake Olson snapped a perfect extra point in his team’s opener Saturday evening.
Experiencing his first action in a live game off of a USC timeout, the kick was good, putting No. 4 USC (1-0) up 49-31 on Western Michigan (0-1). The Trojans held on to win by that score on their home field.
Video highlights of the snap on Twitter, including one by the official Pac-12 Network account, racked up thousands of likes and retweets within minutes.
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Olson lost his sight eight years ago due to retinal cancer. He’s been blind since age 12, but has been a lifelong Trojans fan. He joined the team with a scholarship for disabled athletes.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.