Unbelievably, there’s yet another heartwarming story connected to the game of college football to post about, and, just as it was a couple of days ago, Tulane again plays a starring role in it.
Earlier this offseason, Andrew Golub of Newton, Mass., agreed to become a preferred walk-on at Tulane. While long snappers, especially walk-ons, aren’t usually fodder here, Golub’s circumstances are quite unique and deserving of the spotlight.
As it happens, Golub has no vision at all in his left eye and very limited vision in his right. For reference as to the challenges the player faces in life in general and football specifically, his private snapping instructor, Chris Rubio, wrote on his blog to “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.”
Despite being legally blind, Golub played on his high school team the past two seasons, and played well enough that it caught the attention of the Tulane coaching staff. In March, Golub became a Green Wave preferred walk-on, thus fulfilling a lifelong dream of the player’s.
“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,” Golub said according to WBZ-TV in Boston.
In a statement to CFT, head coach Curtis Johnson praised his new player for overcoming adversity and continuing to chase his dream.
“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,” Johnson said.
Good luck and God bless, young man. You deserve it.
(Photo credit: RubioLongSnapping.com)