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The Most Exceptional Long-Snapper Plays for Texas

figured i'd post this here instead of the msb



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On most football teams, the long-snapper is the least interesting person on the team. His sole responsibility is tossing the ball to the punter or placekick holder, and maybe blocking for three seconds.

However, a recent profile on Grantland.com proves that there’s at least one truly outstanding long-snapper, and he plays here in Texas:


His name is Nate Boyer. He is a 32-year-old, 190-pound long-snapper for the University of Texas Longhorns. He is a failed actor and a damn good soldier, a veteran of the Army Green Berets but a novice on the football field, someone who never even played in high school. He’s not crazy about his nicknames–worst of all “hero”–and unlike the film version of Rudy Ruettiger, he is not here just to inspire or to prove his self-worth.

Instead, Boyer is here, in Austin, a starting football player for one of the most prestigious programs in the country, carrying the American flag out of the tunnel every Saturday, for a simple reason: “It seemed like it would be fun.”






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Instead, Boyer is here, in Austin, a starting football player for one of the most prestigious programs in the country, carrying the American flag out of the tunnel every Saturday, for a simple reason: “It seemed like it would be fun.”




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9Fiddy
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That's awesome.



JOJO Hammer
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That's awesome.


definitely worth reading the whole story


LST
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I'm not sure if this is linked in your story but heres the ESPN video:
LINK


JOJO Hammer
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I'm not sure if this is linked in your story but heres the ESPN video:



not in link, but will watch it later


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GeauxxxTigers23
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AU_RX
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That is a damn good story.


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SenorTiger9
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Kankles
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Playing for saban next year will be icing on the cake for this guy.


CurDog
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Awesome


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IndependentGeorge
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As soon as Saban started his shit, former green beret would bitch slap him down a notch.


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Sterling Archer
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Awesome, depending on what he does the next 10 years this will make a great IRL Forrest gump type movoe


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When in Rome
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definitely worth reading the whole story
Definitely. What a life this guy has already lived, and what a fine human being.


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BurtReynoldsStache
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great article... great guy



Fat and Happy
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This guy is freaking outstanding. Solid dude.



Black n Gold
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frick my life.


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PierPunk
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Awesome


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wallowinit
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When I read stories of guys with stories like this I always wonder how many guys like this guy were killed who were on the same type of adventurous path and whose lives would have wound up being as inspirational and/or interesting a life story as this guy's.



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Camp Randall
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I love to read about people who are no bull shite true individuals. There is no bs with that guy.


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