Monthly Archives: November 2012

Burlsworth Award Trophy Nominees Includes Two Snappers

Fifty college football players were recently nominated for The Burlsworth Trophy, including two snappers.  The Trophy is given to the most outstanding college football player who began his career as a walk-on, without any financial aid of any kind. Senior snapper … Continue reading

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Week Twelve in Review

Week Twelve of the NFL season is complete and included the regular season debut of snapper Kyle Nelson with the Chargers.  Nelson, who entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with the Saints last year, has bounced around a … Continue reading

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Finalists Announced for Herbalife 24 Chris Rubio Award

On Thanksgiving night, three finalists were announced for the second annual Herbalife 24 Chris Rubio Award.  The Award is given to the best high school long snapper and I was recently honored to be on the selection committee this year. The … Continue reading

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Chargers Add Nelson After Windt Injury

The injury bug finally hit the snapping position this week, as the Chargers were forced to place snapper Mike Windt on injured reserve after he fractured his wrist on Sunday against the Broncos.  Windt will be replaced by Kyle Nelson, who was … Continue reading

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Week Eleven in Review

Week Eleven of the NFL season is complete and one of the biggest stories of the week happened off the field.  Although not directly related to snapping, the exclusion of specialists from the Pro Football Hall of Fame has been … Continue reading

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Week Ten in Review

Week Ten featured some critical plays from the special teams units across the NFL.  Heading into this week’s action, there had been 14 punt blocks, after only nine all of last season.  The Bucs added another to that growing total this week, … Continue reading

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2012 Herbalife 24 Chris Rubio Award

Last year marked the debut of the Herbalife 24 Chris Rubio Award given to the best high school long snapper in the country.  Scott Daly of Downers Grove South High School in Illinois, who is now at Notre Dame, won the … Continue reading

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