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NFL Draft Prospects in Post-Season Games/Events

Like most players, long snappers were hit hard by the pandemic during the NFL Draft process last year. That could be the case again this year, with the NFL Combine being virtual and many Pro Days in doubt. The post-season … Continue reading

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Divisional Round Long Snapping Update

The NFL playoffs continue this weekend with the Divisional Round, so it is a good time to provide the latest updates on the snapping position around the NFL. Teams that remain in the playoffs that have a snapper ready on … Continue reading

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Alabama’s Fletcher Wins Patrick Mannelly Award

In a virtual ceremony held on Saturday evening, Alabama long snapper Thomas Fletcher became the second recipient of the Patrick Mannelly Award for the best FBS senior snapper. Damon Johnson (USC) and Ryan Langan (Georgia Southern) were the other two … Continue reading

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Week Seventeen in Review

The NFL regular season is complete and all 256 games were played. Congratulations to Thomas Hennessy (Jets) and Rick Lovato (Eagles) who led all snappers with tackles in punt coverage, each totaling five. Lovato had one solo tackle as part … Continue reading

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Week Sixteen in Review

Week Sixteen is complete and just one week remains in the NFL’s regular season. Despite the COVID pandemic, the NFL and its players have managed to get through the entire season. There have been significant impacts caused by the virus, … Continue reading

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Three Finalists Selected for the Patrick Mannelly Award

Last evening, the Patrick Mannelly Award, of which I am one of the Founders, announced the three finalists for the Award given annually to the best senior long snapper at the FBS level. Thomas Fletcher (Alabama), Damon Johnson (USC) and … Continue reading

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Week Fifteen in Review

Week Fifteen saw an uncharacteristic poor extra point snap from Rick Lovato of the Eagles and a failed fake punt by the Lions. The fake punt was apparently not authorized by the coaching staff and cost special teams coach Brayden … Continue reading

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Week Fourteen in Review

Week Fourteen is complete and the NFL continues to get games played, in full and generally as scheduled, despite the pandemic. In game action, Taybor Pepper (Niners) made a nice play to down a punt at the one- yard line … Continue reading

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Semifinalists Announced for the Patrick Mannelly Award

Yesterday, 10 senior FBS long snappers were announced as semifinalists for the second annual Patrick Mannelly Award. Had this year gone as planned, we would have been handing out the Award Saturday in a live ceremony before a few hundred … Continue reading

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Week Thirteen in Review

Week Thirteen is nearly complete, as the Cowboys and Ravens will conclude the week tonight. In last Wednesday’s Ravens game, Nick Moore made his NFL debut filling in for Morgan Cox, who was on the COVID reserve list. Moore performed … Continue reading

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