The 2016 Chris Rubio Award Ceremony

1. What is it?

  • The Chris Rubio Award is presented, on an annual basis, to the best national high school Long Snapper for that given season.

2. Where is it?

  • Suncoast Hotel & Casino (The Madrid Room)
    9090 Alta Drive
    Las Vegas, NV.

3. When is it?

  • Friday, January 13th at 7:00pm.

4. Who is allowed to attend the Awards Show?

  • Open to all, free to attend.   Attire is casual. Doors will open at 7:00pm at the Suncoast Hotel & Casino in the Madrid Room (follow the signs). Trust me when I tell you, you will NOT want to miss this as a special MC will be hosting AND we will be presenting other awards as well that could to you!

5. Who are the three finalists this year?

  • Thomas Fletcher, IMG Academy, FL
  • Kyle Gibbs, Norco HS, CA
  • Mitch Hall, Clayton HS, NC

6. 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 ceremony.

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 Arizona Cardinals.

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.

John Finch – Three year starter at Purdue. Senior most Rubio Long Snapping staff member.

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.

Above: The 2015 Chris Rubio Award Winner, Johnny Den Bleyker. Den Bleyker now plays for UCLA.

7. Who are the past winners?

  • Johnny Den Bleyker of UCLA (2015)
  • Blake Ferguson of LSU (TWO time winner 2014 & 2013)
  • Cole Mazza of Alabama (2012)
  • Scott Daly of Notre Dame (2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have any questions about the ceremony, please contact Samantha@RubioLongSnapping.com.

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The National Long Snapper of the Year is named in honor of Chris Rubio for his outstanding high school career and nearly single handedly changing the world of long snapping.  Chris is now the most prominent private long snapping coach in America.  He has made the position of long snapping a specialty and revered around the country through his website, as well as camps.  Through his training and development of young long snappers, dozens of high school long snapping specialists now receive full ride scholarships each year for their skill in that position.

Chris Rubio played high school football for Charter Oak High School in California from 1989-1992.  He was part of team that won the league championship in 1992 serving as the teams Long Snapper and left tackle.  He was voted Center of the Century in the San Gabriel Valley.  His long snapping ability earned him a spot on the UCLA football team where he was a 3-year starter at Long Snapper for three All-Americans.

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National Championship Game!

The day has arrived and two teams will be battling it out tonight to see who wins the College Football Playoffs!

First off, congratulations to Alabama and Clemson for getting this far. It is an incredible achievement and I wish them both the best but I do hope it ends with a 0-0 tie with lots of punt snaps for my eyes:)

Here are the Rubio Long Snappers that will be participating in this game…

Alabama – Cole Mazza, Ryan Parris and Scott Meyer

Cole Mazza

Ryan Parris

Scott Meyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clemson – Austin Spence, Bradley Tatko and David Estes

Austin Spence

Bradley Tatko

David Estes

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Rubio has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the USA Today, Deadspin and countless other publications.

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 in College Bowl Games!

Here is your list of Rubio Long Snappers that will be participating in bowl games this December and January! Best of luck to them all as I hope for lots of punts:)

All times shown are Eastern.

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Dec. 17

Steven Romero

Matt Bayliss

Gildan New Mexico Bowl
Steven Romero & Jared Enrico of New Mexico vs Matt Bayliss of UTSA
New Mexico vs. UTSA
2 p.m., ESPN
University Stadium, Albuquerque, N.M.

Jared Enrico

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jon Letter

Ryan Simmons

Las Vegas Bowl Presented by Geico
Jon Letter, Payton Pardee & Nick Wildberger of Houston vs Ryan Simmons of San Diego State
Houston vs. San Diego State
3:30 p.m., ABC
Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas

Payton Pardee

Nick Wildberger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elias McMurry

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl
Elias McMurry of Appalachian State 
Appalachian State vs. Toledo
5:30 p.m., ESPN
Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Ala.

 

 

 

 

Mason Bedell

Ryan Eustace

AutoNation Cure Bowl
Mason Bedell of UCF vs Ryan Eustace & Ty Mimbs of Arkansas State
UCF vs. Arkansas State
5:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Fla.

Ty Mimbs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cody Block

Stephen Morella

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Cody Block & Austin Steel of Southern Mississippi vs Stephen Morella of Louisiana-Lafayette
Southern Mississippi vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
9 p.m., ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans

Austin Keel

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dec. 19

Keegan Markgraf

Spencer Shores

Miami Beach Bowl
Keegan Markgraf & Travis Malinowski of Central Michigan vs Spencer Shores & Robert Hill of Tulsa
Central Michigan vs. Tulsa
2:30 p.m., ESPN
Marlins Park, Miami

Robert Hill

Travis Malinowski

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Dec. 20

Andrew Ashe

Nolan Dowling

Boca Raton Bowl
Trevor Morgan & Andrew Ashe of Memphis vs Nolan Dowling & Jared Nash of Western Kentucky
Memphis vs. Western Kentucky
7 p.m., ESPN
FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Fla.

Trevor Morgan

Jared Nash

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dec. 21

Matt Foley

Brendan Turelli

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
Matt Foley of BYU vs Brendan Turelli of Wyoming
BYU vs. Wyoming
9 p.m., ESPN
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego

 

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Dec. 22

Alex Boatman

Nathan Lucas

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Alex Boatman & Brett Ballard of Idaho vs Nathan Lucas of Colorado State
Idaho vs. Colorado State
7 p.m., ESPN
Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho

Brett Ballard

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dec. 23

Chris O’Risky

Reed Buce

Popeyes Bahamas Bowl
Drake Sutton & Chris O’Risky of Eastern Michigan vs Reed Buce & Jacob Schwind of Old Dominion
Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion
1 p.m., ESPN
Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas

Jacob Schwind

Drake Sutton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Darrell Travis

Michael Pifer

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Drew Edgar & Darrell Travis of Louisiana Tech vs Michael Pifer & Josh Antol of Navy
Louisiana Tech vs. No. 25 Navy
4:30 p.m., ESPN
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas

Josh Antol

Drew Edgar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jake Hale

Cameron Kaye

Dollar General Bowl
Jake Hale & Ceth Miller of Ohio vs Cameron Kaye of Troy
Ohio vs. Troy
8 p.m., ESPN
Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Ala.

 

Ceth Miller

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dec. 24

Russ Hiett

William Eads

Hawai’i Bowl
Russ Hiett & William Eads of Middle Tennessee
Hawai’i vs. Middle Tennessee
8 p.m., ESPN
Aloha Stadium, Honolulu

 

 

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Dec. 26

Joel Baldwin

Nick Walter

St. Petersburg Bowl
Nick Walter & Trent Kramer of Miami (OH) vs Joel Baldwin of Mississippi State
Miami (Ohio) vs. Mississippi State
11 a.m., ESPN
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Trent Kramer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matthew Oliveira

Leonard Skubal

Quick Lane Bowl
Matt Oliveira & Nate Adams of Maryland vs Leonard Skubal of Boston College
Maryland vs. Boston College
2:30 p.m., ESPN
Ford Field, Detroit

 

Nate Adams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tyler Griffiths

Davis Winkie

Camping World Independence Bowl
Tyler Griffiths & Jackson Quiggle of NC State vs Davis Winkie of Vanderbilt
NC State vs. Vanderbilt
5 p.m., ESPN2
Independence Stadium, Shreveport, La.

Jackson Quiggle

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dec. 27

Clay Barton

Trey Enterline

Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl
Clay Barton of Army vs Tim Ursery, Trey Enterline, Kel Straubmueller & Jake Davis of North Texas
Army vs. North Texas
12 p.m., ESPN
Cotton Bowl, Dallas

Jake Davis

Tim Ursery

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kel Straubmueller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garrett Wilson

Chase Wilson

Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman
Garrett Wilson & Chase Wilson of Wake Forest
No. 24 Temple vs. Wake Forest
3:30 p.m., ESPN
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Md.

 

 

Jack Haney

National Funding Holiday Bowl
Jack Haney of Washington State
Minnesota vs. Washington State
7 p.m., ESPN
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego

 

 

 

Matthew Cota

Thor Rodoni

Motel 6 Cactus Bowl
Matt Cota of Boise State vs Thor Rodoni & Chris Lutzel of Baylor
Boise State vs. Baylor
10:15 p.m., ESPN
Chase Field, Phoenix

 

Chris Lutzel

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dec. 28

Jake Knight

Chris Fitzpatrick

New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Jake Knight of Pittsburgh vs Chris Fitzpatrick of Northwestern
No. 23 Pittsburgh vs. Northwestern
2 p.m., ESPN
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y.

 

 

RC Brunstetter

Jacob Munoz

Russell Athletic Bowl
R.C. Brunstetter of West Virginia vs Jordan Butler, Jacob Munoz & Sam York of Miami
No. 16 West Virginia vs. Miami
5:30 p.m., ESPN
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Fla.

Jordan Butler

Sam York

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chase Dominguez

John Aloma

Foster Farms Bowl
Chase Dominguez & John Aloma of Utah
Indiana vs. No. 19 Utah
8:30 p.m., Fox
Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.

 

 

Austin Frey

Grant Gustafson

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl
Austin Frey & Grant Gustafson of Texas A&M
Texas A&M vs. Kansas State
9 p.m., ESPN
NRG Stadium, Houston

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Dec. 29

Wyman Baxley

Drew Williams

Birmingham Bowl
Wyman Baxley, Ben Asbury, Harrison Freeman & Drew Williams of South Carolina
South Florida vs. South Carolina
2 p.m., ESPN
Legion Field, Birmingham, Ala.

 

Harrison Freeman

Ben Asbury

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Decker

Colton Taylor

Belk Bowl
Robert Decker & George Madden of Arkansas vs Colton Taylor, Wright Bynum & Chaska Moon of Virginia Tech
Arkansas vs. No. 22 Virginia Tech
5:30 p.m., ESPN
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.

Wright Bynum

George Madden

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chaska Moon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kaleb Smith

JT Bale

Valero Alamo Bowl
Kaleb Smith & Sam Walkingstick of Oklahoma State vs J.T. Bale of Colorado
No. 12 Oklahoma State vs. No. 10 Colorado
9 p.m., ESPN
Alamodome, San Antonio

Sam Walkingstick

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Dec. 30

Koby Pyrz

Matt Boggs

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Koby Pyrz & Trent Frix of Georgia vs Matt Boggs & Donovan Cahill of TCU
Georgia vs. TCU
12 p.m., ESPN
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tenn.

Trent Frix

Donovan Cahill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CJ Keller

Kyle Murphy

Hyundai Sun Bowl
C.J. Keller & Richard McNitzky of Stanford vs Kyle Murphy & Tommy Bancroft of North Carolina
No. 18 Stanford vs. North Carolina
2 p.m., CBS
Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas

Richard McNitzky

Tommy Bancroft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jordan Ober

Riley Lovingood

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
Jordan Ober & Chase Urbach of Nebraska vs Riley Lovingood & Jake Yelich of Tennessee
Nebraska vs. No. 21 Tennessee
3:30 p.m., ESPN
Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tenn.

Chase Urbach

Jake Yelich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Justin Green

Andrew Zink

Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl
Andrew Zink of South Alabama vs Justin Green of Air Force
South Alabama vs. Air Force
5:30 p.m., Campus Insiders
Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Ariz.

 

 

 

Andrew Robinson

Ken Burnham

Capital One Orange Bowl
Andrew Robinson, Camaron Cheeseman & Scott Sypniewski of Michigan vs Ken Burnham of Florida State
No. 6 Michigan vs. No. 11 Florida State
8 p.m., ESPN
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Fla.

Scott Sypniewski

Camaron Cheeseman

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Dec. 31

Brendan Lowery

Blake Ferguson

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl
Blake Ferguson of LSU vs Brendan Lowery of Louisville
No. 20 LSU vs. No. 13 Louisville
11 a.m., ABC
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Fla.

 

 

Casey Wilson

Colton Piatt

TaxSlayer Bowl
Casey Wilson and Lucas Patelles of Georgia Tech vs Colton Piatt of Kentucky
Georgia Tech vs. Kentucky
11 a.m., ESPN
EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Fla.

 

Lucas Patelles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AJ Carty

Cole Mazza

College Football Playoff semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
A.J. Carty & Luke Hutchison of Washington vs Cole Mazza, Ryan Parris & Scott Meyer of Alabama
No. 4 Washington vs. No. 1 Alabama
3 p.m., ESPN
Georgia Dome, Atlanta

Luke Hutchison

Ryan Parris

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scott Meyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liam McCullough

Austin Spence

College Football Playoff semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
Liam McCullough of Ohio State vs Austin Spence, Bradley Tatko & David Estes of Clemson
No. 3 Ohio State vs. No. 2 Clemson
7 p.m., ESPN
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.

Bradley Tatko

David Estes

 

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Jan. 2

Ryan Farr

Austin Spiewak

Outback Bowl
Ryan Farr & Brett Dioguardi of Florida vs Austin Spiewak of Iowa
No. 17 Florida vs. Iowa
1 p.m., ABC
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.

Brett DioGuardi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wyatt Pfeifer

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
Wyatt Pfeifer of Western Michigan
No. 15 Western Michigan vs. No. 8 Wisconsin
1 p.m., ESPN
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

 

 

 

 

Zach Smith

Nick Cox

Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual
Zach Smith of USC vs Nick Cox of Penn State
No. 9 USC vs. No. 5 Penn State
5 p.m., ESPN
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif.

 

 

 

Ike Powell

Matthew Leckrone

Allstate Sugar Bowl
No. 14 Auburn vs. No. 7 Oklahoma
Ike Powell, Clarke Smith & Zach Wade of Auburn vs Matthew Leckrone of Oklahoma
8:30 p.m., ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans

Zach Wade

Clarke Smith

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Jan. 9

College Football Playoff National Championship
8 p.m., ESPN
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.

 

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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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Watch List for The Chris Rubio Award

Here is the Pre-Season Watch List for The Chris Rubio Award!

Please note: you do NOT have to be on this list to win the award in January!!!

LONG SNAPPER QUALIFICATIONS

Johnny Den Bleyker of UCLA

What is the Award?
The Award will be presented on an annual basis to the best national high school Long Snapper for that given season.

Who Is Eligible?
Every athlete that plays high school football at the varsity level, regardless of state division, or age. You DO NOT have to attend a Rubio Long Snapping / Chris Sailer Kicking camp to win this award.

How Do You Win? 

  • You will have to be the starter for your high school varsity team.
  • You must not have more than one bad snap all season (snap that gets by the punter or the holder).
  • You must do both punt and p.a.t. snaps.
  • If you have to snap and block for your team, that is looked at in higher regard.
  • The amount of tackles is taken into consideration with the voting.
  • You must have started in 80% of the current year’s games for your varsity team.
  • A Long Snapper’s physical size is NOT taken into consideration in the voting.
  • Other positions played are NOT taken into consideration for voting.
  • You may be viewed by Chris Rubio in person, send in film, have a high school head coach’s recommendation, college special team’s coach recommendation or sports writer’s recommendation to be considered eligible.
  • A panel of voters assembled by the Chris Rubio selection committee will vote for the winner.
Blake Ferguson of LSU is a two time winner of The Chris Rubio Award

Blake Ferguson of LSU is a two time winner of The Chris Rubio Award

How Does the Voting Take Place? 
A panel of voters assembled by the Chris Rubio selection committee will be voting. The panel will include: Chris Rubio, past and current NFL Long Snappers, past and current NCAA Long Snappers, past finalists for the Chris Rubio Award (once they graduate from college), and Sports writers and columnists.

When?
August: A Watch List of 15 Long Snappers will be announced each year before the high school football season begins. The players on the Watch List were selected based on statistics from the previous season and upcoming season expectations.  The eventual winner does NOT have to be on the Watch List to win the awards.

Scott Daly of Notre Dame was the inagural winner of The Chris Rubio Award

Scott Daly of Notre Dame was the inaugural winner of The Chris Rubio Award

November:  Ten Semi-Finalists are announced.  The Semi-Finalists will be determined by committee selection.

December: The Three Finalists are announced. The Finalists will be determined by total votes. 3 points (1st Place Vote), 2 points (2nd Place Vote), 1 Point (3rd Place Vote). In the case of a tie, Chris Rubio will break the tie with his vote.

January : The winner will be announced in Las Vegas on Friday, January 13, 2017. The winner will be determined by total votes. 3 points (1st Place Vote), 2 points (2nd Place Vote), 1 Point (3rd Place Vote).

In the case of a tie, Chris Rubio will break the tie with his vote.

Cole Mazza of Alabama holds his Chris Rubio Award trophy in Los Angeles

Cole Mazza of Alabama holds his Chris Rubio Award trophy in Los Angeles

Guidelines:
Submit your season total stats (total snaps) each week to Chris Rubio by emailing them to Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com Please submit the following:
Total Number of Punts:
Total Number of P.A.T’s:
Total Number of tackles:
Misc (fumble recovery, etc):

Please note: You may create a highlight tape for the judges but it cannot exceed one minute in length. It must be emailed to Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com with a YouTube link.

*All statistics will have to be verified by your high school head coach before you can be announced as a Finalist.

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Finalists for The Chris Rubio Award!

Here are your finalists for The Chris Rubio Award…

Snapper of the year

CONGRATULATIONS to these three fine young men! They deserve it.

Now is when it will really get intense. Each finalist has the option of doing the following….

  • sending in a two minute highlight tape explaining why they should be the next recipient of The Chris Rubio Award. Tape can include snapping highlights, personal interviews and even a first hand interview of the finalists. This will need to be uploaded to YouTube with the title = NAME, Chris Rubio Award Finalists, 2015.

All information must be sent to Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com by 10 pm pst on Friday, December 18th.

The winner will be selected by the Awards Committee and presented with the trophy on Friday, January 15th at 7:00 pm at the JW Marriott in Las Vegas, NV.

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The Chris Rubio Award is presented, on an annual basis, to the best national high school Long Snapper for that given season. Past winners include Scott Daly of Notre Dame (2011), Cole Mazza of Alabama (2012) and Blake Ferguson (TWO time winner) of LSU.

Chris Rubio played high school football for Charter Oak High School in California from 1989-1992.  He was part of team that won the league championship in 1992 serving as the teams Long Snapper and left tackle.  He was voted Center of the Century in the San Gabriel Valley.  His long snapping ability earned him a spot on the UCLA football team where he was a 3-year starter at Long Snapper for three All-Americans.

The National Long Snapper of the Year is named in honor of Chris Rubio for his outstanding high school career and nearly single handedly changing the world of long snapping.  Chris is now the most prominent private long snapping coach in America.  He has made the position of long snapping a specialty and revered around the country through his website, as well as camps.  Through his training and development of young long snappers, dozens of high school long snapping specialists now receive full ride scholarships each year for their skill in that position.

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2014 Chris Rubio Award Pre-Season Watch List

Take a look at the 2014 Preseason Chris Rubio Award Long Snapper Watch List!

The Chris Rubio Award recognizes the top high school Long Snapper of the Year. Past winners of the Chris Rubio Award are Scott Daly (Notre Dame), Cole Mazza (Alabama) and Blake Ferguson (LSU commit).

The players on the Watch List were selected based on their showing  from the 2013 season and 2014 season expectations.  The eventual winner does NOT have to be on the Watch List to win the awards.

Chris Rubio Award Long Snapper Watch List: (In Alphabetical Order):

Travis Baugus (SR, GA)
Good sized Long Snapper with a great ball. Always improving.

AJ Carty (SR, CA)
Terrific Long Snapper with a great frame and tremendous speed on the ball. Washington commit

Nick Cox (SR, FL)
Extremely powerful Long Snapper with large upside. Penn St. commit

Wesley Farnsworth (SR, NV)
Easily one of the most athletic Long Snappers in the country. Nevada commit

Ryan Farr (SR, NV)
One of the smoothest Long Snappers in the country. Oregon St. offer.

Blake Ferguson (SR, GA)
2013 Chris Rubio Award Winner, Army All-American, LSU commit

Grant Gluhaich (SR, CA)
Might have the fastest snap in the country. Tight spiral and great attitude.

Harrison Goebel (SR, UT)
Phenomenal frame on this exceptionally smooth Long Snapper.

Tyler Griffiths (SR, NC)
Smooth and accurate Long Snapper with a good frame. NC State commit

George Madden (SR, OK)
Extremely strong Long Snapper that can play at the next level right now.

Ben Makowski (SR, IN)
Thick bodied and smooth Long Snapper from the midwest. Purdue commit

Liam McCullough (SR, OH)
Army All-American, Ohio St. commit

Michael Poujol (SR, TX)
Always improving Long Snapper with an excellent frame and attitude.

Hayden Sak (SR, IL)
Tremendous size on this midwest Long Snapper with a solid ball.

Garrett Wilson (SR, NC)
Strong, athletic Long Snapper that moves well on his feet. Wake Forest commit

 

Semi-Finalists will be announced in early November.

The three Finalists will be announced in early December.

The winner will be announced on January 16, 2015 at the Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas, NV.

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Rubio Long Snapping Nike Spring Camp in CA – RECAP

Long Snappers came out to CA on Sunday, February  24th from CA, NV, NY, OR and NJ to get the best instruction and exposure in the country for Long Snappers. The talent was overwhelming for all ages attending the camp. The overall winner of the camp was Chase Dominguez (CA, ’13). The Utah Ute commit was, as his norm, smooth and dominant all day. It is almost likes he lulls you to sleep and just crushes your hopes. Even his misses are only off by an inch or two. Chase, to say the least, is beyond ready for the next level.

Other Long Snappers that were exceptional throughout the day were….

Cole Mazza

Rubio Long Snapper Cole Mazza was the top Long Snapper in the class of 2013

2013/JC

  • Cole Mazza (CA, ’13) is easily the best Long Snapper in the country. Missed getting into the finals by a quarter of an inch and just threw absolute heat all day. Watching him snap is a true spectacle. He is just that good.
  • Jason Diffee (JC, CA) continues to improve and impress me. Body is solid, his hands are quick and he listens very well. Extremely coachable and smart with his Long Snapping.
  • Wesley Bertoni (JC, CA) has improved immensely over the past two years and has truly transformed into one of the best JC Long Snappers in the country.

2014

Rubio Long Snapper Tanner Carew

Rubio Long Snapper Tanner Carew was the top Long Snapper in the class of 2014

  • Tanner Carew (CA, ’14) is really ironing out his form and becoming smoother to go along with his incredible speed and athleticism. Sky is the limit for this Junior.
  • Christian Samarzich (CA, ’14) is looking extremely good physically and snapping a very quick, hard ball. His snap and body are both very strong.
  • Chris Nieto (CA, ’14), as I have said before, will be one of the great ones, if he wants to be. Athletic as anyone in his class and very smooth. Think of a younger Chase Dominguez and you have Nieto. TONS of potential.
  • Tyler Moore (CA, ’14) has the size and smoothness to get to the next level. I know it, does he? Keep an eye on him.
  • Garrett Frum (CA, ’14) is strong, quick and extremely coachable. All the qualities to look for in a Long Snapper headed towards the next level.

2015

Rubio Long Snapper AJ Carty

Rubio Long Snapper AJ Carty was the top Long Snapper in the class of 2015

  • AJ Carty (CA, ’15) has D1 size and confidence right now. Snaps a very smooth and quick ball. Pops back to you before you even know it. Listens well, coachable and strong.
  • Ryan Simmons (CA, ’15) has been to coming to camps for quite some time and this was easily the best I have seen him perform….and I liked what I saw prior. Very strong Long Snapper that snaps an aggressive ball. Great attitude.
  • Chase Urbach (NJ, ’15) has been on fire since Vegas and doesn’t look to be letting up anytime soon. His form is exceptional and he is gaining confidence by the day. I would keep a very close eye on Urbach. He is really starting to impress me.

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Rubio Long Snapper Johnny Den Bleyker

Rubio Long Snapper Johnny Den Bleyker was the top Long Snapper in the class of 2016

  • Johnny Den Bleyker (CA, ’16) was very, very solid out in CA. He is strong, beyond athletic and like a machine when he is snapping the ball. Form is exceptional. The more he gets set, the better he will be. Bright future. He left no doubt that he is the best Long Snapper in his class.
  • John Aloma (CA, ’16) was as smooth as ever with his Long Snapping. Picture perfect form that will only get better, the bigger he gets. Great attitude.
  • Damon Johnson (CA, ’16) looked VERY solid on Sunday. He has grown and using his new found strength with his snapping.

Other notables from the camp in CA: Justin Goossen-Brown, Connor Kelsey, Peter Comarato, Matt Foley, Keller Murphey, Tommy Merickel, Collin Lippincott and Richard Wilcox.

Rubio Long Snapping will continue it’s Nike Spring tour next weekend, Sunday, March 3 at in Dallas, TX. That camp will be followed by camps in IL, NC, GA and CA all leading up to the 11th Annual National Kicking and Snapping Spring Event in Las Vegas on May 4-5, 2013!

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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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National Signing Day 2013 – Rubio Long Snapping Dominates

National College Signing Day for 2013 has concluded and once again Rubio Long Snapping is in the middle of the action.  Alabama, USC, Nebraska, and Michigan top the list of schools that have received commitments from Rubio Long Snappers.

6′ 2″ 241 lb. Cole Mazza from Bakersfield, CA committed to the Crimson Tide as one of 25 commitments to the nation’s number one college football program.  Originally committed to UCLA Mazza de-committed from the Bruins when it became clear that he was the number one long snapper prospect for D1 college football programs.  Chris Rubio isn’t surprised noting in an interview with Alabama website AL.com that “I can honestly say I have never seen such an overall dominant performance by a long snapper.  There was no doubt he was the best in the country. Mazza is as good, if not better, than advertised. If he continues at this pace with his snapping and his attitude, there is no telling how far he can go.”

Other promising Rubio Long Snapping alumni include Zach Smith to USC, Chase Domiguez to Utah, Gabriel Miller to Nebraska, Scott Sypniewski to Michigan. Brendan Turelli to Wyoming, Mike Lizanich to Tulane and Tucker Estheridge to Louisiana Tech.  In all thirty two Rubio Long Snapping alumni committed to major college football programs reaffirming that when it comes to Long Snapping Rubio leads the pack.  Click HERE for the complete list and visit rubiolongsnapping.com for more details on upcoming camps and the value of being a talented high school Long Snapper.

To see a full list of Long Snappers that have gone through Rubio Long Snapping and went onto college, and beyond, click HERE and enjoy!

Rubio Long Snapping

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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 Snapping Makes History!

As you already know, today is National Signing Day for all high school athletes. It is a monster for coaches, sports writers, athletes and myself (check your Twitter and Facebook feeds).

Bottom line, today is a big day….and I want you to fully grasp how big of a day this is for Rubio Long Snapping and Long Snappers in general.

I received a picture and text from Rubio Long Snapper Carson Tinker of Bama….

He had it sent to him by the top ranked Long Snapper in the country, Cole Mazza. The picture is showing Mazza signing his letter of intent to play at Alabama for the next four years.

Big deal, right?

It gets bigger. Tinker’s text to me read “You did that man…I’m proud of Rubio…You make snappers proud….This picture is unprecedented to long snappers and you know that….congrats man. It is historical and you made that happen. Saban has offered a snapper

Tinker is right. This is historical. Not just for Rubio Long Snapping, but for Long Snappers everywhere. Alabama has never offered a Long Snapper out of high school. Head Coach Nick Saban has never offered a Long Snapper a scholarship out of high school.

Who is next to make history with Rubio Long Snapping?

Rubio Long Snapping and Cole Mazza

 
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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 Snapping January in Review

To say January was a “busy” month for Rubio Long Snapping would be the understatement of the Long Snapping world! The month was filled with player commitments, current college player success stories, alumni in the NFL Playoffs and The National Event in Las Vegas!

In just the month of January, Rubio Long Snapping had over 10 players commit to Universities. Some of those players include: Jerred Sonneborn (Washington State), Zach Smith (USC), AJ Hantak (Eastern Illinois) amongst many others.

Many Rubio Long Snappers continue to excel beyond high school and into their respected colleges; here are a few players that just recently accomplished great things at their schools:

  • Joe St. Germain – Recently earned a Full Scholarship at Virginia Tech University after a flawless Redshirt Freshman season.
  • Jeff Palmer – Set a record at the University of Oregon for playing in 52 games straight.

Off the field stories are always a popular topic for Rubio Long Snappers and January was no different click here to take a look at a great story from Tyler Schmidt, click here.

The National Event in Las Vegas was a huge success with Cole Mazza taking the title. Click Here for a recap of the event.

Finally to cap it all off Rubio Long Snapping Alums competed at the highest level of the sport and on one of the biggest stages the NFL Playoffs. Aaron Brewer (Broncos), Jonathon Weeks (Texans) and Nick Sundberg (Redskins) were all featured in the playoffs this year. Here is more about the three…Click Here.

We aren’t slowing down in February either, stay tuned for the upcoming announcement of the final Top 12’er!

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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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The Final Snap of the 11th Annual Event

Every year, Rubio Long Snappers impress me more and more. Their snapping has become jaw-dropping at earlier ages. They are bigger, stronger, faster much sooner than they used to be with their bodies and, yup, even minds.  They, and their parents, have grown into a massive family (which is what I have always hoped for with Rubio Long Snapping). Seriously, think about it, you really don’t see a lot of Long Snapping families eating solo out in Vegas:)

The big national events really bring everyone together. You have Long Snappers, and their families, from all over the world coming to one place to do their best in an extremely stressful environment. Many come and do wonderful their first trip out, while many come and absolutely bomb on their first venture to the desert. More often than not, it is the later (hence why I always say to go as soon as you can in your career).

This video, is yet another example of what I am talking about in being a Rubio Long Snapper. This video personifies emotion and desire.

To say Emmett Odegard, the Long Snapper in the video, has come along way with his snapping would be like saying the Grand Canyon is a crack in the ground. He has been with Rubio Long Snapping for three years and started slow but listened….and listened….and listened….until it all paid off.

Emmett, who was absolutely fantastic all weekend, stormed into the finals as the #2 seed and had some intense battles along the way (7 total snaps against Keaston Sinicki, 5 of which they both scored on!) and was ready to take on, cue the music, Cole Mazza (who was the top seed).

In the video, Emmett was down three points behind Mazza and had to make a 3 pointer to stay alive in the finals. Basically, he had to be perfect and snap the ball through the middle rectangle (one with the chains) or he was done and Mazza would win.

This video shows the emotion of the Long Snapper AND the crowd. This video shows the camaraderie, that so many Long Snappers now possess and I love it. This video shows the desire and compassion of two Long Snappers. Both were exceptional and both should be proud of themselves. I am.

Two great examples of Rubio Long Snappers.

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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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11th Annual National Event in Las Vegas – STATS

Last weekend, January 19-20, in Las Vegas, the largest Long Snapping Event took place in the world.

Saturday was filled with the best instruction with a 3 to 1 ratio of Long Snappers to instructors and Sunday was filled with competition. Long Snappers tested on The Rubio Target, ran 40 yard dashes, were filmed for YouTube, timed by Rubio and did live punts/pats. The weekend was a smashing success, yet again, as the reviews keep coming in from all over the world.

The winner of Event was Cole Mazza (CA. ’13)! To say Mazza was dominant throughout the whole weekend would be a tragic understatement. He was beyond impressive all when you saw him in person and, even more so, when you look at the stats.

Speaking of those stats, here you go……

Long Snappers Average Speeds
Long Snappers Scores on The Target
Long Snappers RSI Scores
Long Snappers 40 Yard Times

The spring schedule for Rubio Long Snapping is already up and summer camps will be posted soon. Be sure to follow on Twitter and Facebook for updates.

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ALL of the YouTube videos are up for the Long Snappers from the 11th Annual Event in Las Vegas. To view them, simply go the Rubio Long Snapping YouTube channel and type in the Long Snapper’s name you’d like to embrace. That should give you a list of that Long Snapper’s videos that he has done with me. If you are still having troubles, type in “Rubio Long Snapping, Name of Long Snapper, 11th Annual Event” and this should do it.

KEY POINTS TO REMEMBER:

  • Anytime you go to a Rubio Long Snapping camp, you get another YouTube video made for you.
  • All of these videos will be posted on your profile within two more weeks.
  • Yes, you can use these videos for your own recruiting purposes and you should as it shows credibility from me and not some Average Joe making it.
  • No, I don’t know how to download them but I bet Google does:)

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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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Cole Mazza Takes Title at 11th Annual Rubio Long Snapping National Event

Rubio Long Snappers have departed from the 11th Annual National Event in Las Vegas and to say the event was a success is the understatement of the world. Long Snappers from all over the country and even the world participated in the two-day event on January 19th and 20th at Faith Lutheran High School.

The Long Snappers competed in various skill competitions and were ultimately narrowed down to 12 finalists. The finalists competed in one last skill competition using a specific finals round target to crown the champion.

That Champion was Alabama commit Cole Mazza. The 6-1 240 pound Mazza is from Liberty High School in Bakersfield. Mazza was offered by many D1 schools including UCLA, Utah and Washington State and will be a key component to the National Champion Crimson Tide in the coming years.

Take a look at Mazza in action a few months back:

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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 Compete in High School All-American Games

Rubio Long Snappers Cole Mazza & Gabriel Miller will be participating in the Semper-Fidelis All-American Game tonight at 6:00 pm pst.

The game will be televised live on the NFL network and “is the culmination of a series of Diamond Flight Camps and a nationwide All-American player selection tour that collectively celebrate academic excellence, proven physical fitness, and quality of character” per their website.

Cole, who is committed to Alabama, and Gabriel, who is committed to Nebraska, both on full scholarship, were chosen by Rubio Long Snapping and Chris Sailer Kicking after dominating the selection camp for the Junior Rank Semper-Fidelis camp in Naples, FL this past summer.

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Also, two time TOP 12er, Brendan Turelli, who already has a full scholarship offer from Wyoming, will be competing in the Under Armour All-Star game at 2:00 pm pst on ESPN.

Brendan Turelli

Brendan Turelli

Congratulations to all of these terrific Long Snappers as they show their dominance today on national television.

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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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2012 Herbalife 24 High School Football Awards

This past weekend was the Herbalife 24 Chris Sailer and Chris Rubio Awards for top high school Placekicker and Long Snapper. Three kickers and three long snappers were brought into L.A. Live for the awards show. The three finalists for the Chris Sailer Award for top Placekicker were Austin Rehkow (WA, ’13), Kevin Robledo (CA, ’15) and Wyatt Schmidt (MN, ’13). The three finalists for the Chris Rubio Award for top Long Snapper were Cole Mazza (CA, ’13), Gabriel Miller (IN, ’13) and Scott Sypniewski (IL, ’13).

Wyatt Schmidt & Cole MazzaThe weekend started off with the finalists that were flown into LAX being picked up in limos and driven to the JW Marriott. Once there, they, and a guest of their choice, relaxed in their rooms and waited for dinner at the ESPN Zone. The first night’s dinner was casual with everyone getting to know one another and to finally see the trophies they worked so hard to hopefully take home the next day.

Saturday started off with a breakfast at the Herbalife building with a presentation on nutrition and supplements. Following the breakfast, the finalists, along with Chris Sailer and Chris Rubio, were driven in a limo to Saddle Ranch restaurant on Sunset Blvd. Needless to say, they ate and ate and ate some more. At 6:00 pm, the Awards show officially started in the Herbalife building at L.A. Live. Everyone in attendance was formally dressed, looking sharp as the tension filled the air.

Master of Ceremonies Wayne Cook of Fox Sports West did a tremendous job as he brought up guest speakers and conducted interviews with the finalists on stage. After much adieu, the winner of the Chris Rubio Award for top high school Long Snapper in the country was presented to Cole Mazza and the winner of the top high school Placekicker in the country was presented to Wyatt Schmidt!

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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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Meet The TOP 12

Going to Vegas in January for underclassmen Long Snappers means several things: seeing what all of the commotion is about, doing your absolute best, getting your ranking solidified, watching in awe at the top seniors that you have read so much about and, of course, making the exclusive TOP 12 list! The TOP 12 is chosen from underclassmen in January and they are simply the best of the best in January. They are the ones that snap the hardest, the most accurate, have the best blocking and are able to handle the pressure of the entire weekend. You make this list and you are on way to greatness….if you keep working as hard and smart as you did to make it. 
 
The TOP 12 Long Snappers of January will be listed below. They are invited to exclusive TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE camp this summer. You are only allowed to attend this camp if you prove yourself at one of our Vegas Events (January or May). Therefore, in May, I will be choosing the EVENT ELITE. They will be the best of the best in May and combine with the TOP 12 during the summer for the invite only camp. Some simply aren’t ready for January Vegas and need May to make a name for themselves. This happens. I know it. One particular instance would be Jonathan Weeks. He came in January, was not ready, worked his tail off and came back to dominate May. FYI: Jonathan Weeks in now doing this for his job. Side note: after reading his bio on that page, try to figure out what special teams camp the coach found out about him:)
 
Think about this….come this summer…will you be reading daily about the TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE camp this summer or will you be participating? MAKE IT HAPPEN. ENOUGH EXCUSES. See you in May. PROVE YOURSELF!!!
 
With no further adieu, here are your TOP 12 Long Snappers of 2011 and feel free to click on their name for the profile page from the website.

Name:  Matthew Boggs                            

School:  Benton High School       
Grad Year:  2013
Ht:  6’1”
Wt:  200
GPA:  4.0
SAT/ACT:  27 ACT, SAT to be taken
Top 5 College Choices:
1.     TCU
2.     Vanderbilt
3.     Rice
4.     Baylor
5.     Tulane
Hobbies:  Hunting, fishing, and water sports.
Other sports in high school:  Tennis (sophomore, junior), basketball (freshman, sophomore), track (freshman)
Favorite food:  Lasagna
Favorite movie:  Shooter
Favorite inspirational quote: 
“It’s not the will to win, but the will to prepare that makes the difference” – Bear Bryant
If you could have dinner with one person who would it be and why?
Benjamin Franklin because he was influential in the United States’ creation, and he created many unique inventions that have helped shape the world today.
What makes you the best long snapper in the country?
I believe that my work ethic makes me the best Long Snapper in the country.  I am a big believer in the saying, “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”  To me, this quote means you can be better than someone by outworking them, which I try to do.  I believe that my dedication and hard work puts me ahead of everyone else.
What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?
I am a history enthusiast.  I enjoy going to museums, watching documentaries, and reading about history.
 
 
Name: Reed Buce
School: Centennial High School (Peoria, AZ)
Grad Year: 2013
Ht: 6’1
Wt: 240
GPA: 3.71
SAT/ACT: Scheduled for March.
Top 5 College Choices:
    1. UCLA
    2. ASU
    3. Oregon St.
    4. Alabama
    5. Oregon
Hobbies (name only three please):
Snow boarding, Hunting, Drawing 
Other sports you play in HS:
  None
Favorite Food:
 Im a long snapper they are all my favorite. (pizza)
Favorite Movie:
 Tommy Boy
Favorite Inspirational Quote:
 Don’t let someones perspective become your reality. 
If you could have dinner with one person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
 Lance Armstrong, that man has the drive that no one else on this earth has. He’s dealt with mounds of adversity and has blown through them as if they didn’t exist, I want to know his story and what was going on through his mind when things weren’t going his way.
What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country?
  Plain and simple, I put in the work. First one in, last one out, that’s always the way I’ve been. I compete against myself and strive to be better every single day. I set goals and will sacrifice everything to obtain what I want. 
What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?

  I’ve always wanted to be a dentist.

 

 
Name: Matthew Cota
School: Eagle High School
Graduation Year: 2013
HT: 6’2″
WT: 215
GPA: 3.750
ACT/ SAT: Will be taking the SAT in April 2012
TOP FIVE COLLEGE:
1. Boise State
2. Oklahoma State
3. University of Wyoming
4. Washington State
5. Arizona State
HOBBIES
– fishing/ hunting
– snow boarding
– paintballing
OTHER SPORTS
– Track and Field
– Lacrosse
FAVORITE FOOD
Anything BBQ
FAVORITE MOVIE
Tie between The Fighter and The Eagle
FAVORITE QUOTE
“We do not take counsel of our fears, our naysayers or the unknown.” – Chris Peterson Boise State Head Football Coach
DINNER WITH WHO AND WHY
I would have dinner with Georges St. Pierre. He is a mix martial artist who is very mentaly strong. I would like to have dinner with him to ask him how he gets his mind right before a competition.
WHAT MAKES ME THE BEST LONG SNAPPER IN THE NATION
I am the best long snapper in the nation because of my excellent work ethic and my ability to overcome adversity. I have never or never will leave my practice regiment with a bad snap.
MY UNIQUE QUALITY
I Raced Go-Karts competitively for 7 years and won many championships.
 
 
 
– Orange Lutheran High School
– 2013
– Ht: 6’4
– Wt: 180
– GPA: 3.7
– SAT: taking it in March of 2012
– Top 5 College Choices: 1. Oregon 2. Texas 3. USC 4. Colorado Boulder 5. Arizona
– Hobbies: going to the beach with friends, watching movies, playing football
– Other sports played in HS: Volleyball
– Favorite Food: Filet Mignon
– Favorite Movie: Stepbrothers
Favorite Quote: “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
– Dinner with one person and why: I would have dinner with George Washington because I think that he was the best president we have had run this country and he set the bar for every other president to follow.
– I believe that I am the best long snapper in the country because I work very hard and I am always trying to improve my snapping technique, I am also a very coachable player.

– One unique thing: I have an identical twin brother, him and I are almost exactly the same.

 

School:  Blessed Trinity High School
Grad Year: 2013
Ht:  5’11
Wt:   225
GPA: overall    3.2
SAT/ACT:  Taking it March 10
Top 5 College Choices:
    1. Alabama
    2. Vanderbilt
    3. Ole Miss
    4. Auburn
    5. Appalachian State
Hobbies (name only three please): Fishing, Golf, Weightlifting
Other sports you play in HS:  None  
Favorite Food: Chicken Parmesan
Favorite Movie: Saving Private Ryan
Favorite Inspirational Quote: “First, I prepare. Then, I have faith.” – Joe Namath
If you could have dinner with one person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
I would like to have dinner with Bear Bryant to learn more about the character traits that led to his success as a football coach.  I’m interested in his ability to motivate others while teaching them self-discipline, his perseverance in preparing the team physically and mentally, and how he balanced being a really tough coach with being a kind and generous man.   
What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? My ability to snap under pressure and to snap consistently are what make me the best long snapper in the country.
What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I have the perfect snapping partner – my identical twin brother is a punter and a holder.
School: Pinnacle High School
Grad Year: 2013
Ht: 6ft
Wt: 225
GPA: 3.41
SAT/ACT: January 28th, 2012
Top 5 College Choices: 
    1. Wisconsin
    2. Oklahoma
    3. Mississippi
    4. Arizona
    5. Duke
Hobbies (name only three please): Working out, long snapping,
Other sports you play in HS: None
Favorite Food: Italian
Favorite Movie: Valkyrie
Favorite Inspirational Quote: “Success is getting up one more time then your knocked down”
If you could have dinner with one person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Abe Lincoln because he stayed on course and never wavered. 
What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country?
No one out works me. I do not fold under pressure. And even on my worst days I deliver.
What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?

I have owned multiple businesses.

 

School: Liberty High School
Grad Year: 2013
Ht: 6’1
Wt: 240
GPA: overall 3.6
SAT/ACT: Took it Saturday January 28
Top 5 College Choices:
    1. Alabama 
    2. Oregon
    3. Georgia
    4. Tennessee 
    5. Washington
Hobbies (name only three please): playing basketball with friends, hanging out with friends, and working out. 
Other sports you play in HS: none 
Favorite Food: authentic Italian food
Favorite Movie: Friday Night Lights
Favorite Inspirational Quote: “Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.”
If you could have dinner with one person, dead or alive, who would it be and why? I would want to have dinner with Seth Rogan because he is the funniest actor I know and I love to be around people who can make me laugh really hard. 
What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? I work harder and smarter then any other person out there and I want to be the best more then any other person out there. 
What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I like to volunteer at the homeless center because it keeps me humble and makes me appreciate what I have. 
 
Name:  Gabriel Miller
School:  Penn High School
Grad Year:  2013
Ht: 6′ 1″
Wt: 240
GPA: 3.875
SAT/ACT: 1540  (I will be taking it again at the end of my Junior year)
Top 5 College Choices:
1. Boston College
2. Alabama
3. Virginia Tech
4. Illinois
5. Vanderbilt
Hobbies: Weight lifting, Running, Spending time with my family
Other sports you play in HS: Wrestling, track, and I also run with the Cross Country team during the summer.
Favorite Food: Barbecue Ribs
Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans
Favorite Inspirational Quote: “Winning is not a some time thing it is an all the time thing.  You don’t do things right once in a while… you do them right all the time.”  Vince Lombardi
If you could have dinner with one person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?  Vince Lombardi – I would like to listen to all of his great stories and gain some knowledge from the greatest football coach of all time.
What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country?  I am the best long snapper in the country because of my focus, drive, confidence and determination.  I have the discipline, passion, mental toughness,  and spirit to outwork everyone.  I have the will to excel and the will to win.  

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?  My name is Gabriel, which means God is my might, and Hero of God.  I try to live up to this in every aspect of my life.  I hope that when people see me, and everything that I represent, they will see that I am different.  I don’t just follow the crowd, I am a leader.

 

 
 
School: Cathedral High School of Indianapolis Indiana
Grad Year: 2013
Ht: 6’1″
Wt: 245
GPA: 3.0
SAT/ACT: Not yet taken
Top 5 College Choices:
1. Michigan
2. Penn State
3.West Virginia
4.Georgia Tech
5.Purdue
Hobbies (name only three please): Weight Training, listening to music, and long snapping
Other sports you play in HS: none
Favorite Food: Spaghetti
Favorite Movie: Transformers 2
Favorite Inspirational Quote: Everything is okay in the end, if it’s not ok, it’s not the end.
If you could have dinner with one person, dead or alive, who would it be and why? President Obama. We need to talk.
What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? My size, strength, my consistantly accurate ball, my quick hands, and my blocking ability.
What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I only wear one contact (Sharp-Shooter Swag)
 
 
School: Whitefish Bay High School 
Grad Year: 2013
Ht: 6’1’’
Wt: 230 lbs.
GPA: 3.824
SAT/ACT: SAT- March, ACT- April
Top 5 College Choices:
    1. Harvard
    2. Yale
    3. Stanford           
    4. Wisconsin
    5. Washington University St. Louis
Hobbies (name only three please): Reading, weightlifting, playing Clarinet
Other sports you play in HS: track and baseball
Favorite Food: Steak Frites with Béarnaise sauce
Favorite Movie: Young Frankenstein
Favorite Inspirational Quote: What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. And when we bring what is within us out into the world, miracles happen. 
If you could have dinner with one person, dead or alive, who would it be and why? If I could have dinner with one person it would be Albert Einstein because of his contributions to the world of modern physics, theory of general relativity and the photoelectric effect during a chaotic time in the world.
What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? Everyone in the Top 12 can long snap with accuracy and consistency.   What differentiates me from the others is that I best exemplify the student athlete.  I am currently enrolled in AP Biology, AP American History and am registered for four AP classes next semester including English, French, Chemistry and Calculus.  I take care of business in the classroom and on the field.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I Irish danced competitively for several years and medaled at the Mid American Championships.

 

Marquette Academy
Ottawa, IL
2013
6’1″
225 
3.3 GPA
ACT– will take in April 2012
Top 5 Colleges
1. Michigan
2. Iowa
3. Tenneesee
4. Nebraska
5. Western Michigan
Hobbies: working out, traveling, being with friends and family
Food: Lasagna
Movie: Miracle On Ice
Quote: “Hard work beats talent, when talent doesnt work hard.” 
Dinner with one person: My grandma. She never had the chance to see snap. Also she loved Vegas.
Why am I the best Long Snapper in the country: I continue to train and improve every day.  I realize that long snapping is a selfless position.  It requires self- motivation and dedication.  I work countless hours on my snapping technique.  In college, I know how special it is to have the opportunity to be a long snapper.  Most times, during practice, we are left alone to practice while the rest of the team goes through their offensive and defensive practice.  I understand this responsibility and embrace it.  I will be the hardest worker on the team.

What is one unique quality about myself: I have dedicated myself to training.  During the week, I snap at 5:15am at Off the Bench (an indoor training center in Ottawa, IL) for 45 minutes.  After school, I drive 50 miles, each way and work out 60-90 minutes at Extreme Speed.  Extreme Speed is an elite training center owned and operated by 2 former College/NFL players, Tavian Banks and Kevin Kasper.

 

School: Arcadia High School
Grad Year: 2013
Ht: 6′ 2″
Wt: 240
GPA: 3.1
SAT/ACT: have not recieved results yet
Top 5 College Choices:
   1. Miami FL
   2. TCU
   3. Baylor
   4. Oregon
   5. Nebraska
Hobbies (name only three please): ping pong, teaching my dogs tricks,
online shopping
Other sports you play in HS: used to play basketball but quit to focus
on long snapping
Favorite Food: fish tacos
Favorite Movie: Step Brothers
Favorite Inspirational Quote: I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my
career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to
take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and
over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
If you could have dinner with one person, dead or alive, who would it
be and why? Ghandi, we would talk about his mind set and inner
strength when he was going through all the hate
What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? consistency and
dedication to long snapping. all the friday nights and weekends i have
missed for training and competitions is completely
What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know

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