He's never appeared in an NFL game, just on practice squads.Originally Posted by LG.;2452067;
It would be a penalty if Mr. LG did that, however. The long-snapper is protected from the tackle pushing him aside or crushing him in the instant after the snap. That gives them one instant to set properly and at least have a chance. There are several NFL long-snappers his size. They never appear on the line on a normal play from scrimmage.
Also, the long-snapper only snaps to a punter or field-goal kick holder, never to a quarterback.
It's probably the most specialized role in professional football. They have one job, they do it maybe 8-10 times per game, and they have to be perfect every time. When you see a bad snap in an NFL game, you might be witnessing the end of a career, and an opportunity for AJ.