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Mid-State Man Battling Blindness Focusing On Completing Football Goal

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Nashville. Tenn-- A Mid-State man finishes an amazing journey to visit all 125 Division 1 college football stadiums in the country. Pat Yarber did not let the fact that he has only 20 percent vision stop him from focusing on his goal.

Pat is losing his sight due to retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration. He says " retinitis pigmentosa takes away your peripheral vision. (It's) like you're looking through the barrel of a gun."

Pat says as his vision worsens, he uses binoculars and a radio to help him see what is happening on the field. His love of college football started in the late 1970's in Music City. "I remember going to Vandy game down between the hedges."

In the three decades since, Pat started going to other stadiums including gridiron cathedrals like the "Big House", The Coliseum and Neyland Stadium.

Pat has been in large and small stadiums alike. He made his final stop November 9 in the Kibbie Dome in Moscow, Idaho.