Monthly Archives: July 2009

Marx Book on Long Snapper Brian Kinchen to be Released Shortly

“In his first book since his New York Times bestseller Season of Life, Pulitzer Prize winner Jeffrey Marx tells the remarkable and true story of one man’s odyssey from seventh-grade Bible teacher to Super Bowl champion.” HarperCollins will soon be … Continue reading

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Seahawks Sign Houser

Former Saints snapper Kevin Houser has signed with the Seahawks after client Bryan Pittman’s recent non-football related injury.  Pittman, who recently signed with the Seahawks in the off-season, is expected to be fully recovered in approximately four weeks.

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Seahawks Waive Senser

In a move that occured in the beginning of July without much publicity, the Seahawks waived Ryan Senser, leaving client Bryan Pittman as the sole long snapper on the Seattle roster.  With Senser gone, there are just five teams (Falcons, … Continue reading

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Tanner Purdum’s Journey to the NFL

I have often said that every long snapper in the NFL, and to some extent even in college, has an interesting story about how they became a successful snapper.  Recently, there is another inspiring story of a long shot player … Continue reading

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UCLA Snapper Named Playboy All-American

There is yet another sign that snappers are getting recognition for the role they play in football.  For the first time, Playboy Magazine has added a long snapper to its preseason All-America team.  UCLA junior Christian Yount is the first … Continue reading

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Snapping in the NFL from College

With only 32 snapping jobs in the NFL and many held by veterans each year, securing a position snapping in the NFL is one of the most difficult things to do in professional sports.  As mentioned in prior posts, the … Continue reading

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New Blog Pages

The Longsnap.com blog now features two new pages.  The first, entitled Publications, includes a link to the book called “FOOTBALL Rising to the Challenge: The Transition from College to Pro”.  My chapter is entitled “Representing Players on the Fringe: An … Continue reading

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