Blind long snapper to join Tulane football team this fall
A blind long snapper from Massachusetts is set to join Tulane's Green Wave football team in the fall, according to a report from John Taylor of CollegeFootballTalk.com.
Andrew Golub has no vision in his left eye and very limited sight in his right. His private snapping instructor, Chris Rubio, wrote on his blog that to get an idea of how limited the young man is, "close one eye and then make a fist with a hole the size of a dime and put the opening to your eye… that is Aaron’s continuous view."
Golub played two years of high school football and drew the interest of Tulane's coaches, who eventually gifted him a preferred walk-on spot.
In a statement this week to CollegeFootballTalk, Tulane head coach Curtis Johnson spoke to the rather unique situation he will have with Golub on the roster in the fall:
"Aaron is a tremendous young man who has not let adversity overcome his desire to fulfill his dreams of playing college football and we look forward to having him as a part of our football program this fall."
Last week, Golub spoke to CBS Boston:
“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.”
Footage of Golub training: