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Blind long snapper delivers perfect snap on extra point in USC win

USC players run out to the field prior to an NCAA college football game against Western Michigan, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Los Angeles.
USC players run out to the field prior to an NCAA college football game against Western Michigan, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Los Angeles. AP

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.

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.

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