Sep 29, 2013 1:03 PM

Blind Kentucky judge calls football games

It's a challenge for announcers to follow the action during football games. It's even more challenging if the announcer is blind.

Judge David Holton is the first- and only- blind judge in Kentucky, and likely the only blind PA announcer too. He is accompanied by his guide dog, Buddy, and his friend Thomas Patteson, who is the play-by-play guy. Holton played football as a kid, that is, until a tumor caused him to lose his sight. The toughest part of the job? The pressure of getting it right.

"I knew there would be more scrutiny on me because i can't see. I try and get across what I would need to know if I were in the stadium," said Holton.

Holton and Patteson called the game action for the Kentucky State championship game in 2011.



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