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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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Week Fourteen in Review

Week Fourteen brought a number of changes at the snapping position. Charley Hughlett (Browns), Trent Sieg (Raiders) and Zach Triner (Bucs) each snapped this week after prior COVID issues and Aaron Brewer (Cardinals) returned last night from injury. Because of … Continue reading

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Week Thirteen In Review

Week Thirteen of the NFL season is complete and was generally an uneventful one for snappers. Kickers continue to miss extra points, but snaps have rarely played a role in the misses. Special recognition goes out to Joe Cardona (Patriots) … Continue reading

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Week Twelve in Review

Week Twelve included a rare blocked extra point last night that was returned for a two-point conversion by the Seahawks against Washington. It was only the second blocked extra point this season and first to be returned for a score. … Continue reading

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Week Eleven in Review

Week Eleven was generally an uneventful one for snappers, although kicking operation issues continued in Green Bay and, at least this week, in Arizona. After Sunday’s game, the Cardinals waived Beau Brinkley. With a bye this week, it is unclear … Continue reading

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Week Ten in Review

Week Ten brought another snapping change after Aaron Brewer of the Cardinals left the game last week due to injury. Brewer broke his hand, so the team conducted a tryout of three veterans. Kyle Nelson was signed to the practice … Continue reading

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2021 Patrick Mannelly Award Semi-Finalists

This evening, 10 senior FBS long snappers were announced as semi-finalists for the Patrick Mannelly Award. This will be the third season for the Award and the winner will be announced at a live event on Saturday, December 11, 2021 … Continue reading

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Week Nine in Review

Week Nine brought the second change at the snapping position this season and first due to performance. Steven Wirtel replaced Hunter Bradley in Green Bay. Wirtel had a tough NFL debut, as the kicking operation in Green Bay remained off … Continue reading

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Week Eight in Review

Week Eight of the NFL regular season is complete and without any significant injuries or performance concerns at the snapping position. The only snapping change so far was in Tampa Bay after Zack Triner was placed on injured reserve following … Continue reading

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