Week Fifteen provided another excellent example of the value of never giving up and the perseverance required to succeed in the NFL as a long snapper.
On Sunday, after a season-ending back injury to Redskins snapper Nick Sundberg, Andrew East made his regular season debut. East began his NFL journey in 2015 from Vanderbilt and was cut seven times by five different teams. East never gave up on his dream and his first game culminated in a game-winning field goal snap Sunday for Washington.
Week Fifteen also included a rare bad snap by veteran Don Muhlbach of the Lions that prevented an extra point attempt.
Two snappers had workouts this past week, as Nick Meadows had a tryout with the Steelers and Christian Kuntz worked out for the Jaguars. Kuntz was signed to the Jaguars practice squad yesterday and is a candidate to sign a contract for next season after the regular season ends. Zach Triner also worked out for the Packers just prior to Week Fourteen.
Three snappers recorded tackles in punt coverage this week, with Reid Ferguson (Bills) and Beau Brinkley (Titans) adding solo stops and Tyler Ott (Seahawks) tallying an assisted tackle.
The NFL Long Snappers Chart after Week Fifteen is below.