Week Six in Review

Week Six is complete and saw the return of veteran snapper Matt Overton.  Overton was signed after the Jaguars placed Carson Tinker on injured reserve after a knee injury.  Overton previously replaced Tinker last year when Tinker tore his ACL.  Jon Condo and Zach Triner also worked out for Jacksonville.  Condo did another workout later in the week for the Titans, along with Andrew East and Taybor Pepper.

Things returned to normal in the kicking game this week following 16 missed field goals and six missed extra point in Week Five.  However, it was an unusual week for snapper tackles, as no snapper recorded a tackle in punt coverage.

The NFL Long Snappers Chart after Week Six is below.

2018 Week Six

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Week Five in Review

Week Five was a crazy one for kickers, as there were multiple missed field goals and extra points.  Snapping did not appear to be an issue in the misses and even usually reliable kickers had a rough day.

Just one snapper, Taybor Pepper, had a tryout with the Chargers as they searched for a new punter.

Four snappers had tackles in punt coverage with Charley Hughlett of the Browns recording two solo tackles and a forced fumble.  JJ Jansen (Panthers) and Rick Lovato (Eagles) each had a solo tackle and John Denney (Dolphins) added an assisted tackle.

The NFL Long Snappers Chart after Week Five is below.

2018 Week Five

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Week Four in Review

Week Four was a notable one as the Thursday night game made Vikings snapper Kevin McDermott a national hero for his incredible toughness.  McDermott lost the tip of his pinky finger when it got caught in a face mask.  McDermott missed two snaps that were handled by reserve tight end David Morgan.  However, McDermott returned after getting stitches and finished the game and should be fine going forward.

The Lions worked out some snappers earlier in the week, bringing in Ryan DiSalvo, Jeff Overbaugh and Taybor Pepper.  The Dolphins waived Lucas Gravelle from its practice squad with John Denney now healthy.

Four snappers had tackles in punt coverage this week, with Zak DeOssie (Giants) adding two solo tackles, while Denney added two assisted tackles.  Luke Rhodes (Colts) had a solo tackle, while Beau Brinkley (Titans) recorded an assisted tackle.

The NFL Long Snappers Chart after Week Four is below.

2018 Week Four

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Week Three in Review

Week Three is complete and was a generally uneventful one at the snapping position.  Hunter Bradley of the Packers had some poor short and long snaps, but there were no other significant performance issues or injuries.

Just one team, the Steelers, worked out a snapper, as they had former West Virginia snapper Nick Meadows in to tryout with some punters.

Five different snappers recorded solo tackles in punt coverage this week.  The five were Thomas Hennessy (Jets), Beau Brinkley (Titans), John Denney (Dolphins), LP Ladouceur (Cowboys) and Joe Cardona (Patriots).

The NFL Long Snappers Chart after Week Three is below.

2018 Week Three

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2018 Division One Long Snappers

Longsnap.com is proud to release its exclusive compilation of long snappers for each of the Division One FBS college football teams for the 2018 season.

The 2018 list is below and includes uniform number, name, height, weight and class year.  This year’s list should be the most accurate one to date, as it was compiled directly from each team’s official depth charts before the third week of the college season.  Only punt snappers are listed, as some teams use a dedicated punt snapper and kick snapper.

If there are any errors, please email me at kevingold@longsnap.com

2018 Division One Long Snappers

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Week Two in Review

Week Two of the NFL season is now complete and marked the successful NFL debut of Trent Sieg with the Raiders.  Sieg replaced Andrew DePaola, who was placed on injured reserve.  Sieg was signed after a workout that included Andrew East, Tanner Carew, Justin Drescher, Jeff Overbaugh and Drew Scott.  The Texans also worked out snapper Zach Triner.

John Denney was able to snap for the Dolphins this week.  In Week One, Denney missed one snap due to a shoulder injury and rookie tight end Durham Smythe handled that snap.  In case Denney could not snap, the team added Lucas Gravelle to the practice squad.  Josh Harris of the Falcons, who missed Week One due to injury, was able to return for Week Two.  There were some major kicking issues in Week Two games, although none of the problems appeared to be related to snapping.

Thomas Hennessey (Jets) and Beau Brinkley (Titans) each recorded solo tackles in punt coverage.

The NFL Long Snappers Chart after Week Two is below.

2018 Week Two

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Week One In Review

Week One of the 2018 NFL season is complete and there was a big snapping move to start the season, a significant injury late last night and some major milestones.

First, with Josh Harris nursing a hip injury, the Falcons added Jeff Overbaugh from the practice squad to snap in the season opener.  Overbaugh, who snapped three games with the Vikings last year including two in the playoffs, had an issue with an extra point snap in the loss to the Eagles.  He was waived yesterday, making it likely Harris is ready to return Week Two.

On the injury front, Andrew DePaola of the Raiders, who signed a free agent contract with Oakland in the off-season, was injured in the first quarter last night.  DePaola is likely done for the season with a torn ACL.  Tight end Lee Smith snapped the rest of the game and did well in relief.

As for the milestones, John Denney of the Dolphins now owns the NFL’s current streak for consecutive games at 209.  Jon Weeks of the Texans played in his 129th consecutive game and has not missed a game since his debut with the Texans in 2010.  Harris had his 103 consecutive game streak broken when he missed the game Thursday.

Finally, two snappers, Rick Lovato (Eagles) and Jake McQuaide (Rams) recorded assisted tackles in punt coverage, whole James Winchester (Chiefs) recovered a fumbled punt.

The NFL Long Snappers Chart for Week One is below.

2018 Week One

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