USC's blind long snapper Jake Olson named Walter Camp Award of Perseverance winner

USC long snapper Jake Olson leads the USC Trojan Marching Band following a game against Western Michigan on Sept. 2, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

USC football's senior long snapper Jake Olson, who is blind, was honored with the Walter Camp Award of Perseverance.

Olson was born with retinoblastoma, a cancer of the retina, and lost his left eye when he was 10 months old. His other eye was removed when he was 12 years old.

Olson snapped a PAT in the opening game of the season against UNLV and also long snapped in two games last year.

Besides playing football, Olson is also a motivational speaker and is co-author of two books.
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