Monthly Archives: December 2013

Week Seventeen in Review

The NFL Regular Season concluded Sunday night and a snapper was involved in a controversial ending to a key game.  The Chiefs were attempting a last second field goal against the Chargers that would have eliminated the Chargers from the … Continue reading

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Week Sixteen in Review

Week Sixteen is complete and one week remains in what has been an exciting NFL regular season.  With only next week left, Garrison Sanborn of the Bills leads all snappers with nine tackles in punt coverage, four of which are solo stops.  … Continue reading

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Phil Steele’s 2013 Postseason All-American Team Snappers

One of the very few major football publications to cover long snapping is Phil Steele’s College Football Preview.  In addition to covering snappers in his print magazine, he also takes the addition step of including long snappers to both his pre-season and … Continue reading

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Dorenbos Makes Unique Admission

Tim McManus recently wrote an interesting story about Eagles snapper Jon Dorenbos in his Birds 24/7 column.  Dorenbos, who is also an accomplished magician as shown here, admitted that he used another teammate’s snapping footage to get a scholarship. Dorenbos was attending Golden … Continue reading

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Week Fifteen in Review

Week Fifteen was an active one for long snappers.  John Denney of the Dolphins got the attention no snapper wants when his field goal snap was premature and hit his holder, Brandon Fields, in the facemask and prevented the kick.  Clark … Continue reading

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2013 Chris Rubio Award Finalists Announced

On Friday, three finalists were announced for the third annual 2013 Chris Rubio Award.  The award will be presented at a cermenony in Las Vegas on January 17, 2014. This year’s finalists are Tanner Carew (California, Class of 2014), Blake … Continue reading

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Week Fourteen in Review

Week Fourteen was an eventful one at the special teams position.  As noted in yesterday’s blog post, Matt Prater of the Broncos kicked an NFL record 64 yard field goal, aided by a great snap from Aaron Brewer. There was also … Continue reading

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