How can I be a better long snapper?
- Great Balance. Balance is one of the biggest traits that long snappers must have. ...
- Strong, Powerful Arms. The main duty of a long snapper is right in the position's name -- they use their arms to throw, or "snap," the ball to their target. ...
- Great Accuracy. ...
- Stop Oncoming Rushers.
I think it's a pretty tough position, and nobody knows or cares who the snapper is if there was a bad snap and all of a sudden, that's a front-page story. There's a decent amount of pressure on that player as well, and not just the snap, but also, as I said, to the block and punt protection.
A good punt snap should hit the target—the punter's hands at the abdomen or waistline—between . 65 and . 75 seconds and with a tight spiral for easy handling. A "bad snap" is an off-target snap which causes the delay or failure of a kick or forces the punter into some other potentially compromising situation.
The long snapper is used for field goals, extra-point kicks, and punts. During field goal attempts and extra point attempts as they snap the ball about seven to 10 yards to the holder. In punt plays, they must snap the ball about 15 yards to make sure the punter has enough room to perform the punt.
“A long snap in the range of 36 MPH to 39 MPH gives me a snap time between 0.75 seconds and 0.7 seconds,” says Vitale.
|1||Harris Josh Harris LAC||$1,365,000|
|2||Wood Zach Wood NO||$1,345,000|
|3||Hughlett Charley Hughlett CLE||$1,338,000|
|4||Winchester James Winchester KC||$1,320,000|
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Coaches prefer snappers to be between 6' 0" and 6' 4" and between 240 and 260 pounds.
DePaola became the first long snapper in Vikings history named to a Pro Bowl.
How long is a long snappers career?
There are 32 of these jobs, but Gold only sees two or three come open most seasons, despite many snappers working on one-year deals. On the other hand, if you have a long-snapping gig, you can keep it for years just by not messing up. It's not uncommon for a snapper to play his entire NFL career with one team.
The average snapper's career lasts roughly twice as long as the industry average in six seasons. According to Spotrac, the average yearly wage was just under $800,000, with the highest snapper pay being $1.4 million.