Category Archives: Patrick Mannelly Award

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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Three Finalists Selected for the Patrick Mannelly Award

Last evening, the Patrick Mannelly Award, of which I am one of the Founders, announced the three finalists for the Award given annually to the best senior long snapper at the FBS level. Thomas Fletcher (Alabama), Damon Johnson (USC) and … Continue reading

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Semifinalists Announced for the Patrick Mannelly Award

Yesterday, 10 senior FBS long snappers were announced as semifinalists for the second annual Patrick Mannelly Award. Had this year gone as planned, we would have been handing out the Award Saturday in a live ceremony before a few hundred … Continue reading

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New Timelines for the Patrick Mannelly Award

COVID has impacted everything this year in a dramatic fashion and college football is no different. As one of the founders of the Patrick Mannelly Award, started last year to recognize the best FBS senior long snapper, I was concerned … 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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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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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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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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