Tulane Green Wave long snapper Aaron Golub made history yesterday when he became the first legally blind player to appear in a college football game. A sophomore, Golub appeared on an extra-point play in Tulane’s 45-31 win over AAC rival Central Florida. He has no vision in his right eye and limited sight in his left.
Golub spoke further about his experience to ESPN.
“I’m happy that they gave me a shot, and it just felt great,” said Golub, whose snap was perfect. “Mentally I was ready. I’ve prepared for it.”
This is simply a great story. Playing football is tough, regardless of position, and sight and ability to read defenses, offensive schemes, etc. is vitally important. That is why Golub focused on playing long snapper, and how he got where he is today. Just how much he plays going forward remains to be seen, but he has the support of his coach and chances are we have not seen the last of him.
“He just works as hard as he can … and you reward that hard work,” Tulane coach Curtis Johnson said.
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