The Importance of the Holder

Although this blog seeks to illuminate the anonymous role of the long snapper, there are other key components in the kicking game.  Like snapping, another role often taken for granted is the holder.  In the case of the Colts and snapper Justin Snow, there is an adjustment in the form of a new holder this season.  The Colts drafted punter Pat McAfee this year and he will replace Hunter Smith as holder.   A story in today’s Indianapolis Star by Mike Chappell, linked below, discusses the role of the holder and its importance to the Colts’ kicking game.

Holder Article

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