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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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A Big Week for Long Snappers

This week is a very notable one for the long snapping position. On Saturday, the winner will be announced for the first annual Patrick Mannelly Award to be given to the top senior long snapper at the FBS level.  The … Continue reading

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Week Fourteen in Review

Week Fourteen of the NFL season is complete and was a relatively quiet one for snappers.  It is worth noting that the Patriots had their fourth punt block of the season against the Chiefs and remain one of the better … Continue reading

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Week Thirteen in Review

Week Thirteen of the NFL season may mark the end of an era.  After battling wrist and knee injuries, the Giants placed veteran long snapper Zak DeOssie on injured reserve, which may mark the end of his career, at least … Continue reading

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Week Twelve in Review

Week Twelve of the NFL season is done and Zak DeOssie of the Giants had another rough day on short snaps, including a field goal snap that rolled on the ground.  JJ Jansen of the Panthers was involved in the … Continue reading

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Patrick Mannelly Award Announces Ten Semi-Finalists

Last night, the Patrick Mannelly Award announced the ten semi-finalists eligible for the inaugural award to be presented to the top senior long snapper at the FBS level. Below are the ten names that will be narrowed to three finalists … Continue reading

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Week Eleven in Review

Week Eleven is complete and there was nearly a temporary change at snapper for the Chargers.  Cole Mazza was suffering from an illness that jeopardized his ability to play last night.  As a precaution, the Chargers worked out Matt Overton … Continue reading

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