Author Archives: longsnap

Snapping Moves After Preseason Week One

With the first week of NFL preseason games complete, there have been a handful of transactions at the snapping position.  Most recently, veteran Kevin McDermott was released by the Vikings, leaving drafted rookie Austin Cutting as the Minnesota snapper. Andrew … Continue reading

Posted in NFL, NFL Draft, Transactions

Andrew East Interviews the Man Who Took His Job

Long snapper Andrew East has been with multiple NFL teams since he entered the NFL in 2015.  Most recently, he was waived by the Redskins after replacing the injured Nick Sundberg for the final three games of last season. East’s … Continue reading

Posted in NFL, Snapping in the Media, Transactions

An Extensive Examination of Icing the Kicker in the NFL and College

Long snappers are critical to every successful kick, especially on field goal attempts.  Icing the kicker, by calling a timeout before the kick, is a tactic that some coaches have employed as part of normal game strategy. Nathan Cooper of … Continue reading

Posted in Coaching, College, NFL

25 FBS College Seniors Named to Patrick Mannelly Award Watch List

Yesterday was an important day for long snappers as the Watch List for the inaugural Patrick Mannelly Award Presented By Bernie’s Book Bank was announced. A total of 25 senior FBS snappers were on the initial list, although additions are … Continue reading

Posted in College, Snapping in the Media

College and NFL Snapping Odds and Ends

With NFL training camps opening today, the college season is not far behind.  Things are already heating up for snappers and will continue August 1st, when The Patrick Mannelly Award, for which I am honored to be one of the … Continue reading

Posted in Coaching, NFL, NFL Draft, Snapping in the Media

2019 Training Camp Long Snapper Chart

Some NFL teams will start training camps tomorrow, making it the perfect time to debut the 2019 Training Camp Long Snapper Chart. The Chart below has detailed information on each team’s snapper, including contract expiration dates.  Special teams coaches are … Continue reading

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2019 Phil Steele All-American Long Snappers; FCS All-Americans from HERO Sports

Phil Steele’s 2019 College Football Preview is now available and remains one of the best publications for in-depth college football information.  Once again, Steele includes four long snappers on his Preseason All-American Team and goes a step further in the … Continue reading

Posted in College, Snapping in the Media