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College snapping news

All FBS Conferences to Resume Play

The craziness of 2020 continues.  While some FBS teams are entering the fourth week of games today, a number of other conferences that planned to sit out the Fall have since changed course.  Now, all 10 FBS conferences will play, … Continue reading

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A Note about FBS College Long Snappers (and Kickers)

As of today, it appears just 76 FBS football teams will play in this Fall.  Longsnap.com’s exclusive compilation of the long snappers for each FBS squad will be published in early October, after each team has played at least one … Continue reading

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Stats Perform FCS Pre Season All-America Snappers

Although only 15 of the 127 FCS football teams will be playing in the Fall, Stats Perform did issue its Preseason All-America Team. As usual, the list included a long snapper for each of its three teams. The First Team … Continue reading

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Phil Steele’s 2020 Preseason All-American Team Long Snappers

While it is unclear what the college football season will look like at the FBS level this year, one encouraging sign is the release last week of Phil Steele’s excellent annual College Football Preview.  As usual, Steele’s publication is the only … Continue reading

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Ferguson and Wirtel Invited to NFL Scouting Combine

For the first time since 2017, the NFL Scouting Combine at the end of this month will feature two long snappers.  Blake Ferguson (LSU) and Steven Wirtel (Iowa State) have both been invited to the Combine. Both snappers were also … Continue reading

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Post-Season Update for Top College Snappers

With college football season nearly complete, it is a good time to review some news regarding the top college snappers participating in post-season games and earning post-season honors. In the All-Star games, Steven Wirtel (Iowa State) and Blake Ferguson (LSU) … Continue reading

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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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Seven Additions Made to Patrick Mannelly Award Watch List

On December 14th, the Patrick Mannelly Award will be presented, for the first time, to the best senior FBS long snapper.  An initial Watch List of 25 snappers was announced on August 1, 2019 and, on Wednesday, seven new names … Continue reading

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2019 Division One Long Snappers

Longsnap.com is proud to present its exclusive compilation of the long snappers for each Division One FBS college football team for the 2019 season. The list includes uniform number, name, height, weight and class year.  Like last year, this list … Continue reading

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An Extensive Examination of Icing the Kicker in the NFL and College

Long snappers are critical to every successful kick, especially on field goal attempts.  Icing the kicker, by calling a timeout before the kick, is a tactic that some coaches have employed as part of normal game strategy. Nathan Cooper of … Continue reading

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