Legally blind football player

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Legally blind football player

Postby Loyalterrier on Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:40 am

Refer to this article on Yahoo http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr- ... 56027.html. It states that 'He's the first legally blind player to play in an NCAA college football game.' However I do not think that is true because Isaac Goodpastor played for the Terriers in '99 - '02 and he was legally blind. So am I missing something ?
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Re: Legally blind football player

Postby walliver on Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:41 pm

Loyalterrier wrote:Refer to this article on Yahoo http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr- ... 56027.html. It states that 'He's the first legally blind player to play in an NCAA college football game.' However I do not think that is true because Isaac Goodpastor played for the Terriers in '99 - '02 and he was legally blind. So am I missing something ?


Unfortunately, many sports writers only think FBS counts. You do remember correctly
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Re: Legally blind football player

Postby Eyes of Old Main on Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:14 pm

Just another example of everything besides FBS being shoved into the background. Never mind that Tulane very possibly couldn't win the SoCon on a regular basis. Of course the other alternative is that these reporters didn't bother to look very hard for others since it didn't support their story. This young man has a great story and I wish him all the best as he chases his dream, but the media needs to do better.
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