Bishop Sankey has gained the attention of college football fans across the country this year. The Washington running back, who has helped the Huskies to a No. 18 ranking, leads all rushers with an average of 151.8 rushing yards-per-game.
As Sankey and Washington face Stanford on Saturday in their toughest test of the season, the junior team captain will have at least one new pair of eyeballs on him.
Sankey's grandfather, Albert Sankey, has been completely blind for the past five years. He lost sight in his left eye 30 years ago and his right eye five years ago.
But on Sept. 20 he received a cornea transplant in his right eye at UCLA’s Laser Refractive Center, and he has regained vision in that eye.
He'll be in the stands at Stanford Stadium on Saturday to see his grandson play in person for the first time in his life.
“I was blind and now I can see,” he told the Seattle Times. “It’s a miracle.”