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Super Bowl Matchup Set for Two (Maybe Three) Snappers

The Bengals will face the Rams in the Super Bowl in two weeks and the game will include veteran snapper Clark Harris for the Bengals and Matt Orzech for the Rams. However, it is likely Carson Tinker will be on … Continue reading

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2021 NFL Special Teams Rankings

The end of the NFL season produces various rankings of NFL special teams units based on performance during the regular season. The so-called “third phase” of football is equally important, if not more so, in the playoffs, demonstrated by the … Continue reading

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Snapping Update after Wild Card Weekend

Wild Card Weekend concluded Monday night and featured the only tackle by a snapper during the first six playoff games. Aaron Brewer of the Cardinals recorded an assisted tackle in the loss against the Rams. No team currently has a … Continue reading

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Luke Rhodes Selected as 2021 AP All-Pro Long Snapper

The Associated Press announced its All-Pro team today and the voting recently added long snappers. Luke Rhodes of the Colts was the clear winner this year, followed by Josh Harris of the Falcons. Both are headed to the Pro Bowl. … Continue reading

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Week Eighteen in Review

The very first Week Eighteen of the NFL regular season is complete and featured three overtime games that impacted the playoffs. Raiders snapper Trent Sieg made national news after the final game when he allegedly is seen telling Austin Ekeler … Continue reading

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College All-Star Game Long Snappers

With the college football season coming to a close Monday night, it is time to highlight some of the top long snapping prospects for this year’s NFL Draft. A good place to start is the college all-star games that have … Continue reading

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Week Seventeen in Review

Week Seventeen, which usually marks the end of the NFL regular season, is complete and just one week of the regular season remains. However, COVID continues to impact many teams and snappers are no exception. The Chargers added Beau Brinkley … Continue reading

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Week Sixteen in Review

Week Sixteen is complete and all games were played as scheduled. There were no major snapping issues, but a holder became front and center in the Saturday evening game between the Colts and Cardinals. The Cardinals missed a field goal … Continue reading

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Week Fifteen in Review

Week Fifteen is not quite complete as there will be two games tonight due to COVID issues. COVID moved the Raiders game against the Browns from Saturday to Monday Night and special teams coach Mike Priefer served as Head Coach … Continue reading

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Cal Adomitis Wins Third Annual Patrick Mannelly Award

On Saturday night before a sold-out crowd, Cal Adomitis of Pitt won the third edition of the Patrick Mannelly Award. The Award, given annually to the FBS senior judged the best long snapper by a panel of experts, was founded … Continue reading

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