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Posted: Wednesday, 21 May 2014 2:12PM

Legally blind player heading for Tulane football



Playing college football is hard enough but imagine doing it blind.  That's the story from Tulane University as they welcome a walk on player who is legally blind.

Seventeen-year-old Aaron Golub has no sight in one eye, and can barley see from the other. He is a long snapper from the Boston area and played quite well in high school. Tulane Athletic department spokesman Roger Dunaway says they already know what he can do.

''According to some of the recruiting services he's one of the top deep snappers in the New England region," said Dunaway.

Tulane Assistant Athletics Director for Communications Roger Dunaway:


Golub will join the team in late summer practice as a walk on with a chance to make the team and live his dream. What about surprise hits on the field?

''When you snap the ball in college, you can't hit the deep snapper unless he's engaging you in a block or running down the field,'' said Dunaway.

As far as tackling, ''well, that's something we'll  just have to find out."

 

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