[nfbmi-talk] Clarification About Role Of Blind Football Player: What Is A Long Snapper?

Kane Brolin kbrolin65 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 16 01:29:35 UTC 2015


Hi, everybody.

For those who don't know the nuances of American football--or for
those who wouldn't care about them, except that Jake Olson is
blind--here is the definition for his role on the field.
http://www.sportingcharts.com/dictionary/nfl/long-snapper.aspx

Along these same lines:  For those who don't know the hierarchy of
intercollegiate American football teams, USC (the University of
Southern California) is a private, elite university known for
featuring the best in class in many academic disciplines and several
types of athletic competition.  In American football, USC (whose
mascot is "The Trojans") are thought to be among the cream of the
crop.  So what is even more amazing than the fact of this young man's
being accepted as a totally blind member of the football team, is that
it is an upper echelon team--not a small college playing in an unknown
part of the country, but an elite university whose base of competition
is Los Angeles.

-Kane



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