Monthly Archives: September 2011

Long Snapper Added to National High School Football Awards

Top long snapping coach Chris Rubio announced a new national award yesterday named in his honor to recognize the best national high school long snapper.  The award will be known as the Chris Rubio Award and will be given annually.  Herbalife … Continue reading

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Week Three in Review

Week Three in the NFL featured one of the best designed special teams plays that, in the end, did not count.  In the Packers victory against the Bears, the Packers had punter Tim Masthay punt toward the left sideline.  At … Continue reading

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Week Two in Review

Week Two is complete and, unlike last week, there were no punt or kick returns.  There was the first snapping change of the regular season, at least temporarily.  In the beginning of the week, the Bucs waived rookie snapper Christian Yount and … Continue reading

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Week One in Review

Week One of the NFL season is now complete and special teams played a record-breaking role.  There were a total of eight kicks and punts returned for touchdowns, a new NFL record for a single week.  Three snappers, Danny Aiken … Continue reading

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Texas Another Big Producer of NFL Snappers

Earlier this year, a story appeared about the role the state of Arizona in producing snappers.  Yesterday, Texas was the focus of a story in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram about how the state has produced eight current NFL snappers that … Continue reading

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The NFL Season Starts Tonight!

The NFL season commences tonight, with the Saints at the Packers.  The snapping situations are all set, at least for now.  After the final roster cuts Sunday, the Patriots made another move by claiming rookie Danny Aiken off waivers from the … Continue reading

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Final Roster Cuts Made

All NFL teams reduced their rosters to 53 today and, as a result, a number of snappers were involved.  Four rookie free agent snappers were waived as Patrick Scales (Ravens), Danny Aiken (Bills), Scott Albritton (Texans) and Kyle Nelson (Saints) … Continue reading

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More Love for Long Snappers

With 53 man rosters set to become final tomorrow, this week has brought some new and additional support for the long snapping position.  Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick has always been a big proponent of snappers, as noted in this prior post.  … Continue reading


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