Southern California long snapper Jake Olson leads the USC Trojan Marching Band following SC’s win over Western Michigan on Saturday. Olson lost his sight eight years ago to a rare form of retinal cancer, but joined the USC team on a scholarship for disabled athletes and began practicing with the Trojans two years ago.
Southern California long snapper Jake Olson leads the USC Trojan Marching Band following SC’s win over Western Michigan on Saturday. Olson lost his sight eight years ago to a rare form of retinal cancer, but joined the USC team on a scholarship for disabled athletes and began practicing with the Trojans two years ago. Mark J. Terrill AP
Southern California long snapper Jake Olson leads the USC Trojan Marching Band following SC’s win over Western Michigan on Saturday. Olson lost his sight eight years ago to a rare form of retinal cancer, but joined the USC team on a scholarship for disabled athletes and began practicing with the Trojans two years ago. Mark J. Terrill AP
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