Before we get into the top five, I have an honorable mention. I felt bad omitting Kendall Gammon entirely just because he was a long snapper in the NFL.
As we all know, long snapper isn’t a flashy position in the NFL. In fact, I bet casual football fans wouldn’t even know what a long snapper is or what he does on the field. I can assure you though, long snappers are important and if you don’t have a good one, it can affect your special teams in a very bad way.
Fortunately for Kansas City, Kendall Gammon was a terrific long snapper for the Chiefs for seven years and rarely made mistakes. Like I mentioned on the first slide, you don’t care about the long snapper until he screws up, and Chiefs fans rarely noticed Gammon because he rarely screwed up.
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Gammon played college football for the Pittsburg State Gorillas in Pittsburg, Kansas, where he played multiple positions, including long snapper of course. He entered the NFL Draft in 1991 and was an 11th round pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
He played with the Steelers for three seasons and then moved onto the New Orleans Saints for four seasons. From there, the Kansas City Chiefs signed Gammon and seven years, one Pro Bowl appearance, and 218 consecutive games later, Gammon became not only a fan favorite in Kansas City, but the best long snapper the team ever had.
Not only was Gammon great in his position, but he’s continued to be a staple in the Kansas City Chiefs organization. He currently works for 101 The Fox as a field reporter and pre-game host for Chiefs games.
The fact that Gammon attended college so close to the area and has stuck around Kansas City shows how important this team was to him and he definitely deserves an honorable mention on this list.
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