Week Seven was another quiet one at the snapping position. There were no major issues or injuries.
After last week’s game action, three teams had tryouts that included snappers, with Chicago working out Mitchell Fraboni and John Wirtel, Cleveland had Rex Sunahara in and Washington brought in Garrison Sanborn. None were signed. There was also a workout of veteran snappers in Jacksonville yesterday with Sanborn, along with Beau Brinkley and Kameron Canaday.
The Patrick Mannelly Award, given annually to the best senior FBS long snapper, announced its new Mid-Season Top Performer list. The four snappers were Cal Adomitis (Pittsburgh), Damon Johnson (USC), Ross Reiter (Colorado State) and Jordan Silver (Arkansas).
The Award will announce 10 semi-finalists on Monday, November 15th and then the list will be narrowed to three finalists made public on November 29th. The winner will be selected on December 11th. I am honored to be one of the founders of the Award and look forward to it growing each year.
For the second week in a row, just one snapper recorded a tackle in punt coverage. Josh Harris of the Falcons had a solo tackle and now leads the league among snappers with four total tackles.
The NFL Long Snappers Chart after Week Seven is below.