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Post-Super Bowl Snapping Update; More Future Contracts and Veteran Free Agency

The NFL season finished yesterday with the Buccaneers Super Bowl win over the Chiefs. Congratulations to Tampa Bay snapper Zach Triner who, like many snappers, had an usual and indirect path to the NFL. Triner played lacrosse at Siena before … Continue reading

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NFL Draft Prospects in Post-Season Games/Events

Like most players, long snappers were hit hard by the pandemic during the NFL Draft process last year. That could be the case again this year, with the NFL Combine being virtual and many Pro Days in doubt. The post-season … Continue reading

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Alabama’s Fletcher Wins Patrick Mannelly Award

In a virtual ceremony held on Saturday evening, Alabama long snapper Thomas Fletcher became the second recipient of the Patrick Mannelly Award for the best FBS senior snapper. Damon Johnson (USC) and Ryan Langan (Georgia Southern) were the other two … Continue reading

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Week Seventeen in Review

The NFL regular season is complete and all 256 games were played. Congratulations to Thomas Hennessy (Jets) and Rick Lovato (Eagles) who led all snappers with tackles in punt coverage, each totaling five. Lovato had one solo tackle as part … Continue reading

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Veterans Snappers Have an Advantage This Season

This is an NFL season unlike any other due to the global pandemic. COVID impacted the NFL Draft immediately and, for snappers, limited the opportunities for rookies and younger players. One snapper was drafted and just a few others signed … 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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NFL Snapping Landscape After Final Roster Cuts

A crazy preseason without any preseason games is done and rosters are set at 53, at least for now.  While there may be more moves, especially if some teams add a snapper to the practice squad, as of tonight, there … Continue reading

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COVID Impacts on the Long Snapping Position

The COVID pandemic has impacted football’s return and the long snapping position has been altered as well.   Two snappers, rookie Blake Ferguson (Dolphins) and Hunter Bradley (Packers), were placed on the COVID reserve list, although Ferguson is now cleared … Continue reading

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2020 Patrick Mannelly Award Watch List Announced

The second annual Patrick Mannelly Award will be given this December to the top FBS senior long snapper. Today, 20 seniors were announced as part of the initial Pre-Season Watch List and a few others under strong consideration will be … 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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