Long Snapper

At any level of football, the long snapper is typically one of the most forgotten, unsung positions on the roster with nobody paying too much attention to him unless something goes tragically wrong. Unfortunately for Weber State Wildcats long snapper Grant Sands, he caught a lot of attention during Saturday afternoon’s game against the Montana State Bobcats as he set quite an embarrassing record.

Weber State entered Saturday’s game with an undefeated 6-0 record and ranked No. 5 in the latest FCS rankings, but their special teams failed them on Saturday afternoon as they tried to knock off Montana State, which entered the matchup ranked No. 2.

The Wildcats played well in the game, specifically on offense, scoring 38 points. But when it came to their punting game, Weber State struggled. On four different punts, Sands had a bad snap, sending the ball sailing past his punt and into the end zone for four safeties.

The four safeties by Weber State set a new FCS single-game record – certainly not the kind of history a team wants to make. As a result, Weber State replaced Sands with tight end Logan Snyder, who was able to snap the ball successfully and avoid a safety.

Unfortunately for the Wildcats, Sands’ safeties likely cost them the game as they fell by a score of 43-38, with eight of Montana State’s points coming by way of a safety.

[Sicko’s Committee]