Back in 2016, USA Today wrote an article about Olson's journey to college football and his inspirational mindset through it all.
ICYMI: Jake Olson, a USC long snapper who is blind, played for the first time Saturday. It was pretty awesome. pic.twitter.com/KzWWC9bwtU– ESPN (@espn) September 3, 2017
In addition to his time on the gridiron, Jake also golfs, surfs and plays the guitar. He loves the 17-Mile Drive area and says Pebble Beach is his favorite course – he has played it both with and without sight. One of the many goals Jake has for himself is to play on the PGA Tour. “I’m of the mindset, and I know it’s a clichÃ©, but where there’s a will there’s a way,” Olson said. “The only person who can limit you is yourself … I don’t think there’s any excuses out there that, if you really want to go do something, should stop you.”There are things bigger than football, and this is absolutely one of them. God bless sports.