Monthly Archives: January 2015

DePaola’s Road to the NFL

The long snapping position is a unique one in the NFL.  The path to success is often a winding one, with many ups and downs.  Last month, I wrote about the journey client Patrick Scales made to earn a late season … Continue reading

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Gosselin’s Annual Special Teams Rankings Released

For over 30 years, Rick Gosselin of The Dallas Morning-News has published his annual NFL special teams rankings.  Gosselin ranks each team in 22 special teams categories and assigns points from one for the best to 32 for the worst. It should be … Continue reading

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Blake Ferguson Wins Chris Rubio Award Again

Last night in Las Vegas, Blake Ferguson became the first two-time winner of the Chris Rubio Award given annually to the top high school long snapper.  Ferguson, who will attend LSU next year, also took home the award last year.

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Pro Bowl Snappers Selected

The long snappers for this year’s Pro Bowl were selected today.  With the new Pro Bowl draft format in place, the two coaching staffs have traditionally selected the other team’s snapper. This year, the coaches are from the Ravens and Cowboys.  … Continue reading

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Jumping the Long Snapper

One of the more exciting elements of a great NFL playoff weekend was the back-to-back leaps over the long snapper by Kam Chancellor of the Seahawks.  Chancellor leaped over Panther snapper J.J. Jansen on consecutive field goal attempts.  Unfortunately for … Continue reading

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College All-Star Game Long Snappers

The process leading up to this year’s NFL Draft continues today with the first college all-star game, the Medal of Honor Bowl.  The game will feature two snapping prospects in Charlie Coggins (East Carolina) and Nate Boyer (Texas).  Boyer, who … Continue reading

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Numbers Following the NFL Regular Season

With some key playoff matchups this week in the NFL, it is a good time to take a quick look back at some numbers from the 2014 regular season. NFL kickers were slightly less successful compared to last season.  Kickers made … Continue reading

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Chiefs Add Two Snappers for 2015

With some NFL teams preparing for next season, the Chiefs have gotten a jump on the snapping position by signing two street free agents to reserve/future contracts for 2015.  Jorgen Hus, who has prior experience with the Rams and Seahawks, and Brandon Hartson, … Continue reading

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