6. Jake Olson
“Someday, he’s going to snap in a game for us,” Sarkisian said. “When? I don’t know. But it will happen.”
“When that day comes, it will be awesome.”
That’s what coach Sarkistan said back in 2015 the same year Olson was accepted to the to USC.
#4 ranked USC had a great performance in the first game of the week but you can’t have football or any sport without and inspirational moment. Jake Olson provided us that moment on Saturday. Jake Olson was born with retinoblastoma which is a cancer of the retina. His left eye was removed when he was a baby and he lost his eye sight at the age of 12 he knew he would lose his eye sight. On the day before his surgery he spent his last evening being able to see watching USC practice. He became an honorary member of the team after they found out about his story and he spent several years running out the tunnel with the team and being on the sideline.
Jake never thought he could play football until he hear about long snapping and began doing that in High school on his varsity team and even though he need assistance getting on the field and positioning he did become respected amongst his peers and other teams that he played. After Marvin Tell III caught an interception for a pick 6 Olson came out to long snap for the extra point and the score became 49-31 over Western Michigan. The crowd cheered and the players bear hugged him.
“I just loved being out there. It was an awesome feeling, something that I will remember forever.”