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THE ORIGINAL LONG SNAPPER OF THE YEAR AWARD

AWARD

The NOLS ALUMNI TROPHY is awarded to the Nation’s BEST College Long Snapper of The Year. It was the FIRST College Long Snapper of the Year Award and is currently in it’s 3rd year running. It is also the ONLY Award that considers Long Snappers from ALL LEVELS of College Football. To be eligible for the award, snappers need to meet the below TWO qualifications:

#1 Worked with Nolan Owen of Nolan’s Long Snapping at any point during their career
AND
#2 Be the starting Long Snapper for a College Football Program

ROUND BREAKDOWN

Below are the ROUNDS OF ELIMINATION to determine the Nolan’s College Long Snapper of the Year:

WATCH LIST NOV 15, 2019
TOP TWELVE NOV 22, 2019
ELITE EIGHT NOV 29, 2019
FINAL FOUR DEC 6, 2019
WINNER DEC 13, 2019

AWARD COMMITTEE

The Committee is made up of FIVE former Division 1 Long Snappers:

NOLAN OWEN Northern Illinois University
BRIAN MAYER
Northern Illinois University
RYAN KOLKA
University of Iowa
NICK ADAMS
Central Michigan University
HAYDEN SAK
Northern Illinois University

Each committee member has EQUAL votes in the selection process. If in the event there is a tie between votes, FAN VOTES will be used to determine a clear cut winner. The following FACTORS are evaluated in order to determine advancement in rounds:

#1 Playing Time
#2 Season Performance
#3 Achievements
#4 Level of Play
#5 Fan Votes (also for advancement not just tie breakers)

2018’s AWARD WENT VIRAL

NEARLY 5,000 FAN VOTES & 20.2K VIEWS OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT!

AWARD HISTORY

2018 | ETHAN TABEL University of Illinois
2017 | JOHN SHANNON
University of Notre Dame