Axios draws attention to “1 inspiring thing” in yesterday’s USC-Western Michigan football game. It was the moment when Jake Olson successfully snapped the ball for the point after USC’s final touchdown in the game.
Bill Plaschke has a moving account of what made the moment special in the Los Angeles Times column “For Jake Olson and the Trojans, it was truly a sight to behold.” Plaschke tips his hat to Western Michigan coach Tim Lester. “The Broncos needed to know that they might be facing a blind center so they could respond with the appropriate sensitivity.” Do read the whole thing. It’s a great story.
This is anything but a regular PAT.
Jake Olson, blind since age 12, just snapped for the first time in a live game. https://t.co/amyHcFoVue
— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) September 3, 2017
Quotable quote: “There’s a beauty in it,” Olson said, still sweating through his uniform early Saturday evening. “If you can’t see how God works things out, then I think you’re the blind one.”