Blind Mass. football player, 17, has shot at making Tulane University team

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A 17-year-old football player from Massachusetts who’s legally blind may nonetheless make the cut at Tulane University for this fall’s program.

Aaron Golub, who is completely blind in his left eye and has only limited sight in his right, was the starting long snapper at Newton South High School for two seasons running, United Press International reported.

To better understand his line of sight, he said, make a “fist with a hole the size of a dime and put the opening to your eye,” UPI reported.

But Aaron wanted to play anyway — and despite the handicap, he’s built the reputation as being one of the most accurate long snappers in the entire nation, UPI reported.

“In football, long snapping is one of the most important positions on the field, so he felt he could do it,” said Newton South coach Ted Dalicandro, to CBS Boston. “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.”

Now Tulane Green Wave coach Curtis Johnson is taking a second look, and he offered Aaron a preferred walk-on status at the Division I school — a guaranteed spot on the camp roster. He would still have to prove his talents merited a spot on the traveling roster.

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,” Mr. Johnson said in a statement to College Football Talk.

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