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Did You See That?

by Seth Mela

With just about every position in every sport, being able to SEE is kind of a requirement. But for one kid in Newton, Massachusetts, it's not.

17-year-old Aaron Golub is legally blind. But for the past two seasons, he's been the starting long snapper for his high school football team. (Newton is about 10 miles west of Boston.)

If you don't know football well, the long snapper is the guy who plays center and snaps the ball, but only on punts, field goals, and extra points. So, there's not as much blocking involved.

And apparently Aaron is EXTREMELY good at it. He practices with a net every morning before school. And in two years, he's only had one bad snap in a game, according to his coach.

Which is impressive enough that he'll get to KEEP playing when he graduates. Because recently, Aaron got word that he's been accepted as a walk-on for the Division-1 football team at Tulane University.

According to Aaron, quote, "If you set your mind to [anything], you can do it. There's nothing you can't accomplish if you really want to."