Rubio Long Snapping Lessons for the Weekend of June 25th-26th

Left: Senior Rubio Long Snapping Instructor, Nolan Owen, pictured with Chris Rubio at VEGAS XXVII.

Left to right: Senior Rubio Long Snapping Instructor, Nolan Owen, and Chris Rubio.  Nolan holds lessons in the midwest.

As you know, Rubio Long Snapping has staff members all over the country running lessons.  The objective is to get Long Snappers ready for upcoming Rubio Long Snapping camps.  They teach the Rubio way by getting Long Snappers ready mentally as well as physically while still having fun.

Summer is no time to relax!

With several upcoming SUMMER camps, COLLEGE camps and FBU camps now is the time to utilize the instructors in your area.  To find out more about upcoming events click HERE.

For more detailed information on lessons, please contact Samantha@RubioLongSnapping.com

CALIFORNIA > Orange County – Matt Wigley

  • SUNDAY
    • 1pm: Private Session
    • 2pm: Group Session
    • 4pm: Private Session
    • 5pm: Private Session
    • 6pm: Private Session

ILLINOIS > Chicago Area – Nolan Owen

  • FRIDAY
    • 1:00pm: Private Session
    • 2:00pm: Private Session
    • 3:00pm: Private Session
    • 4:00pm: Private Session
    • 5:00pm: Group Session
  • SUNDAY
    • 11:00am: Advanced Group Session
    • 1:00pm: Private Session
    • 2:00pm: Intermediate Group Session
    • 4:00pm: Private Session
    • 5:00pm: Beginner Group Session
    • 7:00pm: Private Session

OREGON > Portland Area – Christian Yount

  • Holding private and group sessions all day Saturday & Sunday

*All of the gentlemen listed are Rubio Long Snapping Senior Instructors or Staff Members.

For more detailed information on lessons, please contact Samantha@RubioLongSnapping.com

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In just 12 years,  Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 400 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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Where Are They Now? Rubio Long Snapper PJ Tobyansen

1929591_574887992716_9507_nFor the next installment of “Where Are They Now?” we head to Southern California to hear from Rubio Long Snapper PJ Tobyansen (2006, CA). PJ was at UCLA with Rubio Long Snapper Christian Yount and is one of the most vibrant people you will ever meet and comes from an incredible family. Wait until you seen what he is doing now!

Check out what has been going on with Rubio Long Snapper PJ Tobyansen…

1.  What is your current occupation?

After my career at UCLA I have been working in the film industry in Los Angeles area and have done so for the past five years. My past employers have been Fox, Sony, and Marvel studios. I am currently working for Disney on the film The Jungle Book as a Visual Effects Coordinator for the past year and half. 

2. Where do you live?

I live with my wife Julie in Woodland Hills CA. We have been happily married for TWO months 🙂

3. Married/ Kids? Yes, no kids.

4. What is your fondest memory of your time playing college football? 

I have so many good memories that I would love to share about my time playing college football. But I will share two, meeting my wife for the first time at UCLA, and running out of tunnel at the Rose Bowl the very first game of my career. I will Never forget both of those memories.

5. If you could give ONE bit of advice to the current Rubio Long Snappers, what would it be?

For all current Rubio Long Snappers my one bit of advise would be the following. Work on the little things in life, and continue to strive for greatness. You made the right move and your a Rubio long snapper. Rubio hammers into each an everyone of his snappers muscle memory. IT WORKS, plan and simple. You don’t get good muscle memory if you don’t work on the little things and your fundamentals. Just continue to grow and  practice the little things, the little fundamentals, work work work. If you keep adding 1% to your game each day by practicing this approach you will see your results shine. And I can assure you it carries over into your professional life.

6. If you could give ONE bit of advice to the current Rubio Long Snapping PARENTS, what would it be? 

For all current Rubio Long Snapper parents my advice would be patients, TRUST RUBIO he is a wise wise man.

7. When was the last time you snapped a ball and for what reason?

The last time I snapped a football is actually a very funny story. The day before my wedding Friday June 26, 2015. Kai Forbath (Washington Redskins) who I grew up with and played football in HS and College. We were hanging out in my hotel suite and just messing around and catching up. My dad had a football there and Kai was begging me to snap to him for old time sake. Just to see if I still had it. I reluctantly agreed, thinking to myself man its been almost THREE years since the last time I snapped a football. So we had a good stretch of carpet 15 yards all that you need. I fired my first snap back as hard as I could and almost destroyed the thermostat on the wall. Kai yells at me “PEEJ!! a little off there!!” I screamed back hahhaa ok!! just getting warmed up here, give me a second!! I made a little correction and fired the next 5 perfect snaps back to him. I still had it!! He calls my parents in and goes he still has it!! I said two words to my parents MUSCLE MEMORY. It probably helped that I had an adrenaline rush going because it was the day before my wedding but I’ll take it!

 8.   If you could go back and play football in college again, would you go to the same school or a different one? Why? 

If I could go back and play college football again, even tho I did not play, I would still go to UCLA as preferred walk-on. I was a part of a GREAT TEAM, It was the best time of my life. I met my wife and made great memories with team mates and friends that will last me a life time. I also get the greatest kick out of telling my co-workers and friends that two out of the three players in my position group at UCLA play currently  in the NFL, and yes I was the 3rd that didn’t make it. I’m so proud of those guys, and proud to be a Bruin!

 9. Any regrets during college? Something you wish you had done or maybe hadn’t?

I have no regrets about my choices in college I would do it the exact same way. I worked very hard to contribute to the team. I learned a lot from my time as a student athlete and I am very grateful and so fortunate to have done so.

10.   What tremendous thing have you been a part of or experienced since you graduated?

The most tremendous thing that I have been apart of since my graduation from UCLA would be first and foremost my Wedding two months ago to Julie who was a former student athlete and national champion 3rd baseman for the UCLA softball team. It was the greatest moment in my life. Second would be my career I have worked on some of the greatest movies to come out over the last five years. I have worked on the following movies Jack the Giant Slayer, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Star Trek into Darkness, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Solider, Guardians of The Galaxy, and now The Jungle Book. Every movie feels like a new a season and a tremendous experience.  

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TOP 5 Questions Regarding The Chris Rubio Award

1. What is it?

  • Each year, The Chris Rubio Award is presented to the top high school Long Snapper in the country. The award is given out the day before the largest Long Snapping event in the world in January in Las Vegas.

2. When is it?

  • This year, The Chris Rubio Award will be presented to a lucky, and very deserving Long Snapper, on January 16th at the JW Marriott in Las Vegas.

3. Who is allowed to attend the Awards Show?

  • It is open to all and attire is casual. Doors will open at 7 pm at the JW Marriott in their ballroom (follow the signs). Trust me when I tell you, you will NOT want to miss this as new MC’s will be hosting AND we will be presenting other awards as well.

4. Who are the three finalists?

  • AJ Carty, Servite HS, CA
  • Blake Ferguson, Buford HS, GA
  • Liam McCullough, Kilbourne HS, OH

5. Who is on the Chris Rubio Award Selection Committee and what is their role?

They are the people that vote on the winner. Each committee member votes for a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Long Snapper. Votes are tallied and the winner is announced at the awards banquet.

Justin Drescher – Four year starter at Colorado. Currently with the New Orleans Saints.

Christian Yount- Four year starter at UCLA. Two time, and only, Playboy All-American. Senior Bowl participant. First Long Snapper to be offered a scholarship his junior year. NFL Long Snapper with the Cleveland Browns

Corey Adams – Four year starter at Kansas St. All four years without a bad snap (almost 400). 2010 Lowes Award finalist for being a tremendous student-athlete on and off the field.

Aaron Brewer – Four year starter at San Diego St. All four years without a bad snap. Former #1 for Rubio Long Snapping in high school. Currently the starting Long Snapper for the Denver Broncos.

Kevin Gold – Kevin Gold is an NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor and creator of the award-winning Web site Longsnap.com, dedicated to football long snapping. Longsnap.com was founded in 2000 and, in April 2009, converted to its current blog format. Mr. Gold has negotiated in excess of 50 NFL player contracts.

Carson Tinker – Four year starter at Alabama. Currently with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Jon Weeks – Played his collegiate ball with Baylor. Currently with the Houston Texans.

Brandon Huffman –  Brandon is in his seventh year with Scout.com, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager.

Randy Taylor – Randy is a Recruiting Analyst and National Speaker for NCSA Athletic Recruiting.

Greg Biggins – Assistant Recruiting Editor & West Regional Coordinator at ESPN.

Chris Sailer – President and owner of Chris Sailer Kicking

Chris Rubio – President and owner of Rubio Long Snapping.

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Rubio Long Snapper Quentin Skinner Gets Offer AT 13 years old!

Skinner, QuentinYup, you read that correctly….Rubio Long Snapper Quentin “Mad Dog” Skinner got his first full ride scholarship AT 13 YEARS OLD! Mad Dog (once you meet him, you will really understand the nickname) confirmed with me this morning. He is going into the 8th grade and he has picked up a full scholarship offer to Southern University in LA!

Mad Dog started attending Rubio Long Snapping Camps when he was in the 4th grade and has been a steady returner ever since. He averages .77 for a 15 yard snap, can bench press 280 lbs and squats 315 for a set of ten. His form is exceptional and he already passes the eye-ball test very quickly.

He is the real deal in every aspect and looks to destroy all Rubio Long Snapping records (Christian Yount of the Cleveland Browns, at one point, was the earliest to get offered when Boston College offered him his junior year. That record was broken by Blake Ferguson who was offered by LSU at the end of his sophomore year). Good luck breaking Mad Dogs record.

Here is some video of Mad Dog snapping at the FBU TOP GUN Camp this past weekend where he was selected to play in the Eastbay All- Star Game!

FYI: If you are keeping track, Coach Marty Biagi offered two Rubio Long Snappers (David Michael Carrell and Quentin Skinner) on the same day! The guy is obviously well ahead of his time.

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Rubio Long Snapping and Eating Contests, Huh?

Rubio Long Snapping alum Christian Yount has had an interesting career. He was the top rated high school Long Snapper in the country. He played for UCLA .He was signed by the Tampa Bay Bucs after being undrafted in 2011. There are stories he even has challenged eating phenomenon Takeru Kobayashi to a food eating contest.

His current endeavor is being the Long Snapper for the Cleveland Browns. He was signed by Cleveland in late November of 2011. Yount solidified himself as a Dawg Pound favorite in Cleveland after executing a nice forearm block on Ray Lewis of the team’s hated rival Baltimore Ravens in the 2012 season.

The 2012 season resulted in 2 assists on tackles and two solo tackles. He seems to have found a home in Buckeye Country. This warm weather guy seems to be performing well in frigid Ohio.

The 2013 season looks promising for the young Browns and Yount as they mature in a very tough NFL division. We’ll keep you posted on this Rubio Long Snapping grad as he continues to progress.

We’ll also let you know if Kobayashi ever responds to his eating challenge!

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Rubio Long Snapper Christian Yount Signs Tender with Cleveland Browns

Long time Rubio Long Snapper Christian Yount has signed an exclusive rights tender with the Cleveland Browns!

Translation: the Browns REALLY like Christian and are locking him in before his contract expires next year. Think of it as buying your lady a pre-engagement, engagement ring:)

As you know, hopefully, Christian has been with Rubio Long Snapping since 2004. He was the first Long Snapper ever to be offered a scholarship his JUNIOR year in high school and he is the only Playboy All-American ever chosen….two times, too!

Congratulations to Christian Yount….and the Browns!

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ALL Long Snapper Rankings are Now Updated From the CA Camp

The rankings are completed for ALL Long Snappers that participated in the Rubio Long Snapping Nike Spring Camp in CA on February 24th

KEY POINTS:

  • My rankings are NOT done just from the Target
  • My rankings are NOT done from some mathematical formula.
  • My rankings ARE done by me and only me. That is why I am at all my camps.
  • My rankings are based off of this blog I wrote about what makes a Long Snapper great.
  • If you would like anything added to your profile page, simply email me (Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) the information and consider it done.

A Long Snapper has the ability to adjust their ranking anytime I see them LIVE, not on video.

For the rankings for the class of 2013, please go HERE

For the rankings for the class of 2014, please go HERE

For the rankings for the class of 2015, please go HERE

For the rankings for the class of 2016, please go HERE

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Sunday Funday!

Every once in a while, a photo is snapped at just the right moment and everything becomes magical. This is one of those moments:)

I saw this bizarre picture of long time Rubio Long Snapper Christian Yount of the Cleveland Browns before his game with the Packers and simply had to make a contest out of it.

The best caption for the picture wins a Rubio Long Snapping shirt, hat and bracelet!

All entries must be made ON THIS BLOG….simply comment below with your name attached. I will not be taking any entries from my email, text, Facebook or Twitter. Your entry must be made in the comment section of this blog.

Game on and contest ends Monday, January 7th at noon pst.

HERE IS THE WINNER!!!!!

Congrats

 

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Chris-Rubio-2Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years, Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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So, if a K/P gets All-Pro, their Long Snapper automatically does as well, right?

The NFL recently announced it’s All-Pro team for the 2012 season. On this list, there is every player listed EXCEPT Long Snapper. Obviously, this is an outrage but I have a solution.

Long time Rubio Long Snapper Justin Drescher of the New Orleans Saints had his punter picked…therefore, Drescher is automatically in. Done.

Long time Rubio Long Snapper Christian Yount of the Cleveland Browns had his kicker picked…therefore, Yount is automatically in. Done.

Glad I solved that problem. I am off to work on this whole fiscal cliff issue:)

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Chris-Rubio-2Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years, Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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Rubio Long Snappers Face Off in the NFL

Two former #1 Rubio Long Snappers, Christian Yount (2006) and Aaron Brewer (2008),  will face each other today when the Cleveland Browns travel to the Denver Broncos.

Both of these men are terrific people and obviously exquisite Long Snappers. I am pulling for a 0-0 tie with a ton of punt snaps:)

Enjoy this video of Christian snapping below….

Guess where they both got noticed…..

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Chris-Rubio-2Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years, Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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Two Rubio Long Snappers Signed as Free Agents

The NFL lockout officially ended on Monday morning and two long time Rubio Long Snappers were picked up almost immediately! Congratulations go out to Corey Adams of Kansas St and Christian Yount of UCLA. I have known and trained both of them for over 6 years and I can tell you that you simply won’t find two better and more loyal guys. How highly do I think of these two fine young gentleman? Put it this way, they were on a very short list that were invited to my wedding.

Here is some background on both….

Corey Adams played his high school football at a very small school outside of Denver, CO called Lewis Palmer HS. He was the first player ever offered a scholarship from there to play football (side note: well done to Kansas St). He was a TOP 12 member and the number one Long Snapper in his graduating class (2007). He went his entire four years at Kansas St without a single bad snap. Corey has helped out at the January and May Vegas Events for the past four years and has always done a terrific job.

Fun Fact: It was actually a little tricky making Corey’s high school highlight tape as his punter was too scared to catch his fast snaps. The punter was often caught on tape backing up to 18 yards or simply dropping them.

Check out this newscast of Corey in high school and look for a great cameo in it!

Christian Yount played his high school football at Tesoro HS in Coto de Caza, CA. He started snapping simply to get a spot on the bus (double side note: nice life changing decision). He was a TOP 12 member and the number one Long Snapper in his graduating class (2006). He was the first Long Snapper to ever be offered a full scholarship his junior year in high school. He grayshirted at UCLA and was a two time Playboy All-American (triple side note: he was also the first winner of the award).
Fun Fact: Christian once had a football coach tell him that Long Snapping was a bad idea, he was wasting his time and they don’t give out scholarships for just that position. That guy was obviously like Nostradamus as Christian was the only one on his HS team to receive a full ride and he seems to have done pretty well for himself.

 
Best of luck to these two and I look forward to writing many more of these blogs about future Rubio Long Snappers headed to the NFL….will the next one be about you?

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Chris-Rubio-2Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years, Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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