Author Archives: longsnap

Snapping News and Notes Before the Super Bowl

With the Super Bowl this Sunday, it is a good time to catch-up on some snapping and snapping-related developments around the NFL over the past few weeks. Sunday’s game will include snappers James Winchester (Chiefs) and Kyle Nelson (Niners).  Winchester … Continue reading

Posted in Coaching, NFL, Tackles, Transactions

NFL Special Teams Unit Rankings

The end of the NFL regular season means that the annual rankings of each special teams unit in the NFL are finalized.  Rick Gosselin, who is famous for his compilation of 22 different kicking game categories, just published his ranking … Continue reading

Posted in Coaching, NFL, Snapping in the Media

Post-Season Update for Top College Snappers

With college football season nearly complete, it is a good time to review some news regarding the top college snappers participating in post-season games and earning post-season honors. In the All-Star games, Steven Wirtel (Iowa State) and Blake Ferguson (LSU) … Continue reading

Posted in College, NFL Draft

Week Seventeen in Review

Week Seventeen and the NFL regular season of 256 games is now complete.  Thomas Hennessy (Jets) and Rick Lovato (Eagles) each had four tackles in punt coverage this season, including three solo, to lead all snappers. The 2019 season was … Continue reading

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Week Sixteen in Review

The biggest snapping news during Week Sixteen occurred outside the lines, as Morgan Cox (Ravens) and Rick Lovato (Eagles) were voted the Pro Bowl long snappers.  While the selection of a Pro Bowl snapper is not unique since they have … Continue reading

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Week Fifteen in Review

Week Fifteen of the NFL season is done and was generally a quiet one for snappers.  The Broncos worked out three snappers earlier in the week, including rookies Jacob Bobenmoyer and Wes Farnsworth, along with Christian Kuntz. Two snappers, Hunter … Continue reading

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Notre Dame Snapper John Shannon Wins Inaugural Patrick Mannelly Award

Notre Dame senior long snapper John Shannon was announced as the winner of the inaugural Patrick Mannelly Award on Saturday.  Liam McCullough (Ohio State) and Steven Wirtel (Iowa State) were the other finalists. As one of the founders of the … Continue reading

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