Monthly Archives: November 2013

Week Twelve in Review

Week Twelve of the NFL season is complete and marked the return of veteran snapper Patrick Mannelly to the Bears.  Mannelly missed two games due to injury and was replaced by Jeremy Cain. Although there have been very few major snapping … Continue reading

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The Blind Long Snapper

As noted here many times before, there are tremendous and inspiring stories of the people who fill the role as long snapper at all levels of football.  One such story that has received national attention is that of Jake Olson.  Jake … Continue reading

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Excellent Resource for College Depth Charts

For many years, I have spent countless hours pouring over college football team websites in order to compile Longsnap.com’s annual and exclusive listing of Division One college snappers.  At last, there is a tremendous resource for obtaining the depth charts for … Continue reading

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Week Eleven in Review

Week Eleven of the NFL Regular Season is complete and there were no major snapping issues.  Patrick Mannelly of the Bears remains sidelined with a calf injury, so Jeremy Cain handled the snaps for the second straight week, including a … Continue reading

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Three Snappers Nominated for 2013 Burlsworth Trophy

Three college snappers are among the nominees for the 2103 Burlsworth Trophy.  Alan D’Appollonio (Arkansas), Ryan Iverson (Colorado) and Kelly Mason (Kentucky) are the snappers on the nomination list.  Iverson was also nominated last season. The Burlsworth Trophy is named after former Arkansas walk-on Brandon … Continue reading

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Week Ten in Review

Week Ten is complete and marked the return to the NFL of veteran snapper Jeremy Cain, who filled in for the injured Patrick Mannelly in Chicago.  Cain was released by the Jaguars in training camp.  Mannelly is expected to return at some … Continue reading

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Another Feature Story on Texas Snapper Nate Boyer

In a blog post last September, I mentioned the inspirational story of the long snapper at the University of Texas, Nate Boyer.  The Longhorns snapper has a truly amazing history, from not having played high school football, to being a veteran of the Army … Continue reading

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