Blind football player will live his dream this fall, play for Tulane
If you’re not a Newton, Massachusetts, resident, you probably haven’t heard much about Aaron Golub.
That will soon change.
Golub plays long snapper for the Newton South High School football team and is legally blind, with zero vision in his left eye and very little in his right.
"Close one eye and then make a fist with a hole the size of a dime and put the opening to your eye," Chris Rubio, Golub’s private long-snapping coach, wrote on his blog to describe Golub’s visual challenge.
Luckily, Golub’s long-snapping talent is greater than his disability and will allow him to live out his dream of playing Division I football.
Golub will join the Tulane Green Wave this fall as a preferred walk-on.
"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 part of our football program this fall," Tulane head coach Curtis Johnson said in a statement to College Football Talk.
When Golub started working with Rubio on his long snapping two summers ago, there was much room for improvement. With a year’s worth of work, Golub started to get the hang of his craft:
Now, to prepare for college ball, Golub has a target net at home that he practices on every morning before school and on the weekends.
"If you set your mind to it, you can do it," Golub told a local Boston TV affiliate about reaching his dream of playing college football. "There’s nothing you can’t accomplish if you really want to do it."