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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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New Timelines for the Patrick Mannelly Award

COVID has impacted everything this year in a dramatic fashion and college football is no different. As one of the founders of the Patrick Mannelly Award, started last year to recognize the best FBS senior long snapper, I was concerned … Continue reading

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Week Twelve in Review

Week Twelve is largely complete, as the Ravens and Steelers game has been moved to tomorrow. Due to COVID issues, it is expected that the Ravens will have Nick Moore snap in place of Morgan Cox. The Ravens are one … Continue reading

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Week Eleven in Review

Week Eleven of the NFL is done and there were more changes at the snapping position. Andrew DePaola returned to the NFL and snapped well for the Vikings. Austin Cutting had been having issues and the team signed DePaola to … Continue reading

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NFL Pro Bowl Long Snappers Now Chosen by Fan Vote

Since 2004, the NFL Pro Bowl has included a long snapper on each team. Until last year, the two snappers were selected by each coaching staff, with the limitation that they who could not select their own team’s snapper. Things … Continue reading

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