Category Archives: Snapping in the Media

NFL Special Teams Unit Rankings

The end of the NFL regular season means that the annual rankings of each special teams unit in the NFL are finalized.  Rick Gosselin, who is famous for his compilation of 22 different kicking game categories, just published his ranking … 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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Former Long Snapper Dorenbos Publishes Autobiography, Life is Magic

Former NFL long snapper Jon Dorenbos has just published his autobiography, Life Is Magic.  Dorenbos suffered tragedy earlier in his life, when his father killed his mother when he was 12.  Despite that, Dorenbos has an incredible story of perseverance … 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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Week Two in Review

Week Two is complete and the first game of the week on Thursday Night Football put new Bucs snapper Zach Triner squarely in the limelight.  Triner, who last played in a meaningful football game in 2014, made a nice desperation … Continue reading

Posted in NFL, Snapping in the Media, Tackles, Transactions

Chargers Release Veteran Windt

The end of the second week of the NFL preseason brought another dramatic move at the snapping position, as the Chargers released veteran Mike Windt.  Windt signed with the Chargers in October of 2010 and had been a steady and … Continue reading

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Andrew East Interviews the Man Who Took His Job

Long snapper Andrew East has been with multiple NFL teams since he entered the NFL in 2015.  Most recently, he was waived by the Redskins after replacing the injured Nick Sundberg for the final three games of last season. East’s … Continue reading

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25 FBS College Seniors Named to Patrick Mannelly Award Watch List

Yesterday was an important day for long snappers as the Watch List for the inaugural Patrick Mannelly Award Presented By Bernie’s Book Bank was announced. A total of 25 senior FBS snappers were on the initial list, although additions are … Continue reading

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College and NFL Snapping Odds and Ends

With NFL training camps opening today, the college season is not far behind.  Things are already heating up for snappers and will continue August 1st, when The Patrick Mannelly Award, for which I am honored to be one of the … Continue reading

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2019 Phil Steele All-American Long Snappers; FCS All-Americans from HERO Sports

Phil Steele’s 2019 College Football Preview is now available and remains one of the best publications for in-depth college football information.  Once again, Steele includes four long snappers on his Preseason All-American Team and goes a step further in the … Continue reading

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