One of the unique features of Longsnap.com has been the annual compilation of Division One long snappers. Historically, determining the snappers for each college team has been a very tedious excercise. It usually involved scouring team depth charts, where available, to determine the starting snapper.
Of late, I have noticed that football writer Phil Steele has devoted some attention to the long snapping position and even included them in a midseason and postseason All-America team last season. This year, I picked up his 2011 College Football Preview and stumbled on the list of each team’s returning and, in some cases, back-up snapper included in his 2011 Projected Starting Lineup for each FBS team.
Perhaps Phil Steele has included snappers for years and I just never noticed. I usually look near the punters and kickers in magazines to determine if a snapper is included, but Phil Steele has included the LS information below each team’s center.
Look for Longsnap.com’s annual compilation of each FBS team’s snapper in the Fall.