Former Bears long snapper Patrick Mannelly runs his own excellent snapping website at longsnapper.com. The other day, Mannelly posted on his blog a nice story acknowledging some of the snappers who helped developed the position when it became more specialized in the 90’s.
Mannelly wrote the post after training some snappers for this year’s NFL Draft and realizing they did not recognize the names of the influential snappers.
Below are the snappers that Mannelly named that deserve recognition for helping to make the position what it is today. Mannelly should also be recognized for his valuable contributions as well.
Mike Bartrum 93-06 TE 171 Games Played
David Binn 94-10 LS 256 Games Played
Blair Bush 78-94 C 246 Games Played
Rob Davis 96-07 LS 183 Games Played
Steve DeOssie 84-95 LB 175 Games Played
Kendall Gammon 92-06 OL/TE 234 Games Played
Dale Hellastrae 85-01 OL 205 Games Played
Trey Junkin 83-02 TE 281 Games Played
Brian Kinchen 88-03 TE 193 Games Played
Randy Kirk 87-99 LB 157 Games Played
Dave Moore 92-06 TE 220 Games Played
Mike Morris 87-99 C 188 Games Played
Ed Perry 97-05 TE 109 Games Played
Mark Rodenhouser 87-99 OL 168 Games Played
Adam Schreiber 84-99 OL 202 Games Played
Dan Turk 85-99 OL 218 Games Played