Blind USC long-snapper Jake Olson completes #BirdBoxChallenge

Unlike so many viral internet challenges, the latest one, the #BirdBoxChallenge, is actually a bit dangerous for most people. Thanks to the new and wildly popular Netflix movie, Bird Box — where the characters must remain blindfolded to avoid deadly consequences — inspired the challenge, where people attempt to do a variety of things blindfolded.

The challenge got so popular that Netflix even had to explicitly ask people to stop doing it.

However, that warning didn’t stop USC long-snapper Jake Olson from successfully completing the challenge, and he tweeted a video of him snapping a ball while blindfolded.

Olson is legally blind, as he lost his left eye when he was 10-months-old and his right eye when he was 12 because of a rare cancer of the retina.

 

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