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Jake Olson

First Blind Football Player in College Football History; Entrepreneur & Motivational Speaker

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Jake Olson Biography

Jake Olson is 23 years old, a resident of Huntington Beach, California and a graduate of the University of Southern California. When Jake was 8 months old, he was diagnosed with a rare form of eye cancer, retinoblastoma. The disease claimed his left eye at 10 months old and in November 2009 Jake lost his right eye after battling the cancer for 12 years. Jake confronted many challenges and encountered many setbacks during his battle and loss of sight but remained strong through his faith in God.

He has used his experience to inspire and motivate others by authoring two books, creating a non-profit foundation to help visually impaired children and support cancer research and by sharing his story openly as a motivational speaker.

Jake is also a life-long USC football fan. While in high school he learned to long snap and was the starting long snapper for his team his junior and senior year. After being accepted to USC, he was offered a walk on spot with the USC football team, making him the first completely blind Division I college football player. He saw his first live action when he snapped in USC’s home opener on September 2, 2017 and was named the Pac-12 special teams’ player of the week. In his college career, he had a total of three successful PAT snaps, earning his spot as one of the top two most inspirational stories in college football's 150-year history.

His story has been featured on ESPN, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, Fox Sports, Hallmark, TBN, The Golf Channel, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Sports Illustrated, The Washington Post, etc. Since graduating, Jake has become an entrepreneur, co-founding Engage, an online platform that digitizes the process of booking talent for experiences.

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Open Your Eyes: 10 Uncommon Lessons to Discover a Happier Life

Open Your Eyes: 10 Uncommon Lessons to Discover a Happier Life

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  • How do I book Jake Olson to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Jake Olson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Jake Olson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Jake Olson or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Jake Olson

    Speaking fees for Jake Olson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Jake Olson are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Jake Olson, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Jake Olson speak about?

    Jake Olson is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Business, Cancer Speakers, Entrepreneurism, Football, Health and Wellness, Motivation, Personal Growth, Sports, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Jake Olson travel from?

    Jake Olson generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Jake Olson’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Jake Olson for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jake Olson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Jake Olson or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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First Blind Football Player in College Football History; Entrepreneur & Motivational Speaker

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Jake Olson Biography

Jake Olson is 23 years old, a resident of Huntington Beach, California and a graduate of the University of Southern California. When Jake was 8 months old, he was diagnosed with a rare form of eye cancer, retinoblastoma. The disease claimed his left eye at 10 months old and in November 2009 Jake lost his right eye after battling the cancer for 12 years. Jake confronted many challenges and encountered many setbacks during his battle and loss of sight but remained strong through his faith in God.

He has used his experience to inspire and motivate others by authoring two books, creating a non-profit foundation to help visually impaired children and support cancer research and by sharing his story openly as a motivational speaker.

Jake is also a life-long USC football fan. While in high school he learned to long snap and was the starting long snapper for his team his junior and senior year. After being accepted to USC, he was offered a walk on spot with the USC football team, making him the first completely blind Division I college football player. He saw his first live action when he snapped in USC’s home opener on September 2, 2017 and was named the Pac-12 special teams’ player of the week. In his college career, he had a total of three successful PAT snaps, earning his spot as one of the top two most inspirational stories in college football's 150-year history.

His story has been featured on ESPN, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, Fox Sports, Hallmark, TBN, The Golf Channel, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Sports Illustrated, The Washington Post, etc. Since graduating, Jake has become an entrepreneur, co-founding Engage, an online platform that digitizes the process of booking talent for experiences.

Jake Olson Videos

  • Engaging Through Your Story With Jake Olson
  • USC's long snapper, who is blind, talks about his inspirational journey

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FAQs on booking Jake Olson

  • How do I book Jake Olson to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Jake Olson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Jake Olson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Jake Olson or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Jake Olson

    Speaking fees for Jake Olson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Jake Olson are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Jake Olson, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Jake Olson speak about?

    Jake Olson is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Business, Cancer Speakers, Entrepreneurism, Football, Health and Wellness, Motivation, Personal Growth, Sports, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Jake Olson travel from?

    Jake Olson generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Jake Olson’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Jake Olson for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jake Olson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Jake Olson or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Jake Olson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jake Olson for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Jake Olson generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jason Romero, Rudy Ruettiger, Vince Papale, Anthony Trucks and Kyle Coon. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jake Olson for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Jake Olson Speaker Videos

  • Engaging Through Your Story With Jake Olson
    USC's long snapper, who is blind, talks about his inspirational journey

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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