Monthly Archives: January 2014

Mannelly Likely to Return to Bears

Veteran snapper Patrick Mannelly appears likely to return to Chicago next season according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.  Mannelly, who is 38 and an unrestricted free agent, holds the record for most games played by a Bear with 245 … Continue reading

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Justin Snow Long Snapping Academy Now Open

Client and veteran NFL long snapper Justin Snow has recently started his own camps and training programs for long snappers.  Snow, who spent 13 years with the Colts and Redskins, has developed a variety of camps and training program packages … Continue reading

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NFL May Eliminate the Extra Point

News broke yesterday that the NFL and its Competition Committee will consider the elimination of the extra point after touchdowns.  Among the factors leading to the potential change is the fact that point after attempts have become almost automatic, with … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Matchup Set

The Super Bowl teams are now set and will feature client Clint Gresham, who will snap for the Seahawks, and Aaron Brewer, who will handle the snaps for the Broncos on February 2nd. During the playoffs, just two snappers recorded … Continue reading

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Gosselin Reveals Special Teams Rankings

Rick Gosselin of The Dallas Morning News recently revealed his special teams rankings for the 2013 NFL season.  Gosselin has been ranking this component of football for over 30 years and determines his special teams unit rankings based on 22 different aspects of special … Continue reading

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Ferguson Wins 2013 Herbalife 24 Chris Rubio Award

Blake Ferguson, a high school junior and LSU recruit, took him the 2013 Herbalife 24 Chris Rubio Award last night in Vegas as the top high school long snapper.  Ferguson prevailed over two senior snappers, Alan Lucy and Tanner Carew.

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Pro Bowl and USA Football All-Fundamental Snapper Selections

The long snappers were selected today for the Pro Bowl teams, as Matt Overton of the Colts will snap for the AFC, while JJ Jansen of the Panthers for the NFC squad.  This is the first Pro Bowl appearance for … Continue reading

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College All-Star Game Snappers

One of the big steps in the NFL Draft process is college all-star games and some long snappers will have a chance to impress scouts this month.  The Senior Bowl snappers are Marcus Heit (Kansas State) and Tyler Ott (Harvard), … Continue reading

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Potential Free Agent Long Snappers and Future Signings

Although it is very rare for a snapper to change teams during veteran free agency, a handful have earned the right to obtain offers from other teams when free agency commences in March. Five snappers are unrestricted free agents and can sign anywhere … Continue reading

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Historical LS Tackle Leaders has been compiling tackles by long snappers in punt coverage since 2000, when the site was launched.  Although not necessarily the best indicator of a snapper’s ability, the recording of tackles in one of the few objective statistics for … Continue reading

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