Tulane long snapper becomes the first legally blind player to play an NCAA game

Legally blind long snapper Aaron Golub as a Newton South High School student in 2013. 

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Tulane long snapper Aaron Golub became the first legally blind person to play in a Division I football game on Saturday, according to the school.

Golub, a sophomore, snapped on an extra point after the Green Wave’s final touchdown in a 45-31 victory over Central Florida.

Golub has no vision in his right eye and limited vision in his left.

”I’m happy that they gave me a shot, and it just felt great,” said Golub, whose snap was perfect. ”Mentally I was ready. I’ve prepared for it.”

Golub has been playing football since middle school and concentrated on long snapping to reach his goal of playing collegiately.

”He just works as hard as he can … and you reward that hard work,” Tulane coach Curtis Johnson said.