OMG! Blind Kid Gets D-1 College Scholarship To Play Football
It’s very difficult to earn a scholarship to play football in college. My son Jordan received a scholarship to play at Eastern Oregon University. He is one of just 1 percent of all high school football players to earn a scholarship each year. It is even harder to get a scholarship at a Division 1 school like BSU, USC or Alabama. So you would think it would be impossible to get one of these coveted scholarships if you were blind. That is until now.
Aaron Golub of Newton South High School has pinpoint accuracy when it comes to long snapping the football. And next season Aaron will be taking his accuracy to Tulane University to play football.
The 17-year-old student athlete is legally blind, but that hasn’t stopped him from being the starting long snapper for the past two years for the football team.
His coach says he’s very accurate. “He’s only had one bad snap in the last two years he’s snapped for us. He’s the best long snapper I’ve seen on the high school level,” his coach said.
Now Golub is ready to take it to a different level. He is now on his way to play for Tulane University. Golub says “Playing Division 1 college ball is a life-long dream. And that if you set your mind to it you can do it. There’s nothing you can’t accomplish if you really want to do it,”