Olson llamó la atención de la audiencia nacional de fútbol americano universitario en 2017 cuando entregó un chasquido impecable para USC en un intento de punto después. Olson perdió el ojo izquierdo debido a una forma rara de cáncer de retina cuando estaba 10 Meses de edad, and he completely lost his eyesight in 2009 cuando él era 12 años. He has been around USC’s program since Pete Carroll was the head coach of the Trojans.
He snapped for his high school team in Orange County, California, walking to the line with his hands on his teammates before taking care of his job. After enrolling at USC, he joined the Trojans in practice in 2015 on a special scholarship, repeatedly delivering strong snaps in workouts.
It was under Helton when he got the chance to play.
Olson tweeted Monday he was excited for the future but thanked Helton for allowing him to step onto the field.
“Sometimes change is necessary and in this case it absolutely was and I’m hopeful and excited for what the future holds to get SC back to glory! I also want to pay respects to a man who truly loved SC and who I know gave 110% every day he worked there. Now let’s all Fight On!” el tuiteó.
“I also want to thank Helton for fielding the first completely blind college football player. He didn’t listen to those who said I didn’t belong on the field but saw me as just another one of his players who had to prove my worth through my football ability not my physical ability.”
USC fired Helton two games into the 2021 temporada.
Él era 46-24 as the Trojans’ head coach.