2016 Division One Long Snappers

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Longsnap.com’s exclusive college long snapper chart, covering each Division One football team, is below.  The starting punt snapper for each team is listed by conference, along with the snapper’s uniform number, height, weight and class year.

The attached chart was compiled during the past few weeks, so there may have already been changes due to injuries or performance.  Special thanks again this year to my son, Henry, who was critical to my efforts to make this list.

You can also click on the D1 Long Snappers page for the charts from the 2010 season to the present.

2016 Division One Long Snappers Chart

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Week Two in Review

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Week Two in the NFL is in the books and there were no major snapping issues.  The Cardinals have indicated they intend to stick with rookie snapper Kameron Canaday despite struggling in his first two games.

Just two snappers, Beau Brinkley (Titans) and Clark Harris (Bengals), recorded tackles this week.  Brinkley had a solo tackle, while Harris assisted on his tackle in punt coverage.

The NFL Long Snappers Chart after Week Two is below.  In addition, later this week, Longsnap.com will publish its exclusive compilation of every Division One long snapper covering all 128 teams.

NFL Long Snappers Chart Week Two

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Week One in Review

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Week One of the NFL season is complete and, unfortunately, rookie long snapper Kameron Canaday of the Cardinals received the attention no snapper wants.  Canaday, who made his debut on Sunday Night Football, had a poor snap on a last-second field goal attempt that was missed.  Overall, there were 11 missed field goals and 4 missed extra points in Week One.

Prior to this week’s games, the Saints worked out snappers Aaron Brewer, Thomas Gafford and Andrew East.  More free agent snapper workouts may follow in the next few weeks as teams prepare for any snapping needs that may arise during the season due to injury or performance.

Three snappers, Morgan Cox (Ravens), Charley Hughlett (Browns) and Zak DeOssie (Giants), recorded solo tackles in punt coverage this week.

The NFL Long Snappers Chart after Week One is below.

NFL Long Snappers Chart Week One

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Snapping Jobs Likely Settled

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With two transactions today, it looks like the snapping position is settled for all 32 teams, at least for now.  Client Brett Goode will snap for the Packers after fully recovering from ACL surgery late last season and client Patrick Scales will snap for the Bears.  The Bears released Aaron Brewer today and added Scales, reversing a prior transaction.

Posted in NFL, Transactions

Snapping Picture Around the NFL

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Today is the day for “final” cuts in the NFL.  It is not uncommon for additional moves to happen after today’s roster deadline and that would appear to be the case in Green Bay.

The Packers waived Rick Lovato today, leaving them temporarily without a snapper.  Client Brett Goode has just worked out for the team and could return after missing the end of last season with a torn ACL.  The other snapper to be waived today was client Patrick Scales in Chicago, leaving Aaron Brewer as the snapper.

Earlier this week, the Bills waived Reid Ferguson.  Ferguson, along with John DePalma, Tyler Ott and Jeff Overbaugh, had a workout with the Seahawks yesterday.  Seattle may still be looking to add a snapper following recent struggles by rookie Nolan Frese.


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NFL Roster Cuts Impact Snapping Position

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By today at 4PM eastern time, every NFL team must be down to 75 players.  Like in prior seasons, this first mandated roster cut tends to have the greatest impact on the long snapping position and rookie snappers in particular.  Although not all roster moves have been made, at least eight snappers have already been impacted.

Among the cuts are Ryan DiSalvo (Dolphins), John DePalma (Eagles), Danny Dillon (Cardinals), Jeff Overbaugh (Rams), Chris Highland (Saints), Tyler Ott (Giants) and Andrew East (Raiders).  Client Jimmy Landes (Lions) was placed on injured reserve and will miss the season.

The two teams that have two snappers on the roster at this point are the Bears (Patrick Scales/Aaron Brewer) and Bills (Garrison Sanborn/Reid Ferguson).  It also appears two rookies, Kameron Canaday (Cardinals) and Nolan Frese (Seahawks), have made teams.  Client Casey Kreiter (Broncos), who is a first year player, also appears set to snap in his first regular season game.

Longsnap.com will continue to update the snapping situations around the league with final cuts coming on Saturday.

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Two Snapping Moves

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The second week of the NFL Preseason is now complete and, prior to this week’s game action, there were two snapping transactions.

The Steelers waived client Matt Dooley and the Packers reached an injury settlement with Jesse Schmitt.

NFL rosters, which are currently at 90 players, must be down to 75 by August 30th and then the final 53 on September 3rd.

Posted in NFL, Transactions