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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Get to Know the Event Elite Underclassmen Long Snappers…

After every National Snapping Spring Event in Las Vegas in May, I choose the Event Elite underclassmen Long Snappers. They are the best of the best out in Vegas and are selected to participate in The TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE camp during the summer. Only the true great ones are allowed to attend the TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE camp and you must do extremely well in Vegas to be considered. The percent of Long Snappers that have been invited to this camp and continued their careers into college is well over 95%!

If you make this list, you obviously can snap the ball and do it well. Now, I wanted to give you a bit of insight on them off the field. In alphabetical order….

Name: Joel Baldwin Baldwin_Event_Elite

School: Tupelo High School

Grad Year: 2014

Ht: 6’2”

Wt: 215

GPA: 3.7

SAT/ACT: 25

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Florida

2. Mississippi State

3. Ole Miss

4. Duke

5. Vanderbilt

Hobbies:

1. Spending time with my youth group at Church

2. Long Snapping

3. Playing Tennis

What is your favorite movie? Hot Rod

What is your favorite food? Roast Beef and Rice

What is favorite motivational quote?
“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside – a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.” – Muhammad Ali

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? My high goals and ability to achieve those goals make me the best Long Snapper in the country. I will do everything I can to be better than the person that is in front of me.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I am both a Varsity Football player and a Varsity Tennis player.

Name: Aidan “AJ” Carty Carty_Event_Elite

School: Servite High School

Grad Year: 2015

Ht: 6″3

Wt: 230

GPA: 3.8

SAT/ACT: n/a

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Notre Dame

2. Duke

3. Clemson

4. Michigan

5. Washington

Hobbies:

1. Snowboarding/Skiing

2. Wrestling

3. Building catapults

Favorite Movie: The Other Guys

Favorite Food: Cheeseburgers

Favorite Quote: “To infinity and beyond” – Buzz Lightyear

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? My determination and my attitude

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know? I dance when I drink milk

Name: Seth A. Combs Seth Combs

School: Hononegah High School

Grad Year: 2014

Height: 5’-11”

Weight: 190

GPA: 3.0

ACT: 22 (Retake Schedule June 2013)

SAT: N/A

Top 5 College Choices:

1.) University of Minnesota

2.) Illinois State University

3.) Wisconsin

4.) University of Kentucky

5.) Northern Illinois

Hobbies:

1.) Football

2.) Weight Lifting

3.) Hanging out with friends

Favorite Movie: Invincible

Favorite Food: Buffalo wings

Favorite Quote: “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard” – Tim Tebow

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? I have a growth mindset which allows me to see effort as the path to mastery. I embrace challenges, persist in the face of setbacks, learn from criticism, and find lessons and inspiration in the success of others. I also have great work ethic, along with athleticism to be able to make plays down field.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know? I have a strong will. I have the will to win and the desired to succeed.

Name: JC Everett JC Everett

School: Siloam Springs High School

Grad Year: 2014

Ht: 5’10”

Wt: 247

GPA: 3.4

SAT/ACT: 26

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Arkansas

2. Ole Miss

3. Duke

4. SMU

5. Florida

Hobbies:

1. Weight Lifting

2. Working on our farm

3. Outdoor sports (hunting, fishing, etc.)

What is your favorite movie? Elf

What is your favorite food? Italian

What is favorite motivational quote? Motivation: It is not strength but desire that moves us.

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? My work ethic and willingness to learn. Tell me to fix anything with my snapping and consider it done.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I have coached two 6th grade football teams in the past two years.

Name: Blake Ferguson Blake Ferguson

School:

Buford High School

Grad Year: 2015

Ht: 6’3”

Wt: 230

GPA: 3.96

SAT/ACT: N/A

Top 5 College Choices:

1. LSU

2.Tennessee

3. Georgia

4. Oregon

5. Florida

Hobbies:

1. Video/Media Editing

2. Cooking

3. Weightlifting

What is your favorite movie? Braveheart

What is your favorite food? Seafood

What is favorite motivational quote? 
“”Success always looks easy to those who weren’t around when it was being earned.”

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? I believe that I am the best long snapper because I strive for excellence in everything that I do, which not only includes my long snapping abilities, but also my academic pursuits, character, and relationships with God and others.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I have Type 1 Diabetes. It has shown me that I have the inner drive to overcome any obstacle.

Name: Patrick Freeze pfreezerubio

School: Chesterton High School

Grad Year: 2014

Ht: 6’4″

Wt: 260

GPA: 2.35

SAT/ACT:

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Notre Dame

2. Western Michigan

3. USC

4. Alabama

5. Indiana State

Hobbies:

1. weightlifting

2. fishing

3. adventuring

What is your favorite movie? Remember the Titans

What is your favorite food? cinnamon rolls/donuts

What is favorite motivational quote? “Train insane or remain the same”

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? Size

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I love working with the special ed kids at my school

Name: Jordan FreseFrese

School: Keller High School

Grad Year:2014

Ht: 6″1

Wt: 200

GPA:

SAT/ACT: 1530(taking again soon)/ not taken yet

Top 5 College Choices:

1. USC

2. Houston

3. Ok St

4. San Diego St

5. A&M

Hobbies:

1. Snapping Balls

2. Getting Invited to Snapping Camps

3. Answering Questionnaire

Favorite Movie: Anchorman

Favorite Food: Beef

Favorite Quote: “If you ain’t first, you’re last”

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? I thrive under pressure.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know? I have a very keen sense of humor.

Name: Garrett Frum Frum_Event_Elite

School: Moorpark High School, CA

Grad Year: 2014

Ht:” 6’2

Wt: 230lbs

GPA:3.1

SAT/ACT: ACT:21 SAT: N/A

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Utah State

2. Cal Poly SLO

3. Fresno State

4. Oregon State

5. Washington

Hobbies:

1. Weight lifting

2. Hanging out with Friends

3. Referring youth football games

What is your favorite movie? The Pursuit of Happiness

What is your favorite Food? Steak

Favorite Quote: “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” -Norman Vincent Peale

Why I am the best Long Snapper in the country: What makes me the best long snapper in the country is my constant hunger to achieve greatness. I take pride in my work ethic on the field and in the classroom. In addition, I train (weight lifting and snapping) harder than any other snapper in the country.

Something people may not know about me: I made Marmonte League finals in shot put this year (2013). I dedicate two Saturday afternoons a month to the “Take 5” organization helping disabled children for the last two years.

Name: Justin Garza  Justin Garza

School: Carlsbad High School

Grad Year: 2014

Ht:” 5’11

Wt: 210lbs

GPA:3.67

SAT/ACT: 1560

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Ohio State

2. SDSU

3. Kansas State

4. ASU

5. Colorado

Hobbies:

1. Umpiring

2. Dirt Biking/Wake Boarding

3. Hiking

What is your favorite movie? Into the Wild

What is your favorite Food? Mexican/BBQ

Favorite Quote: 

1. Win The Day

2.If  you don’t fall your not trying hard enough

3. You can be a bad loser or you can be a good loser but your still a loser so don’t Lose

4. Live Life, Love Life, Live it Long

 

Why I am the best Long Snapper in the country: The qualities that make me the best long snapper in the world are my abilities to take directions and criticism and use them to my advantage. I’m the hardest working and dedicated player/student that you can find. I will never stop training and trying to improve in every aspect. I snap a very fast ball and my accuracy and consistency have improved greatly and is almost dialed in. I’m Extremely Athletic. That is what makes we the best long snapper in the country.

Something people may not know about me: I love photography and I’m also very good at it.

Name: Mitchell Jon Hardy Mitch Hardy Event Elite

School: Muskego High School, Muskego, WI

Grad Year: 2014

Ht: 6 ft 2 in

Wt: 245 lbs

GPA: 3.4

SAT/ACT: 20 (retaking June 8th, 2013 at Muskego High School)

Top 5 College Choices:
1. Wisconsin
2. Minnesota
3. Ball State
4. Illinois
5. Navy

Hobbies:
1. Watching Deadliest Catch
2. Hanging out with friends
3. Working on my 2000 Chevy Silverado

What is your favorite movie? Dodgeball, A True Underdog Story

What is your favorite food? Buffalo Chicken Wings

What is favorite motivational quote? Seven days without training makes a weak one

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? I feel that my drive and dedication to the craft is what makes me the best long snapper in the country. I am always working on my form and doing whatever I can to get bigger, stronger and faster.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I work at a Movie Theatre

Name: Nate Hawkins Hawkins_Event_Elite

School: St. Thomas Aquinas High School, OH

Grad Year: 2014

Ht: 6’1″

Wt: 225

GPA: 3.43

ACT: Taking in June 2013

Top 5 College Choices
1. Notre Dame
2. Rutgers
3. Florida State
4. UCLA
5. Colorado State

Hobbies
1. Skiing
2. Golf (Links and Disc)
3. Lifting

Favorite Movie: Rudy

Favorite Food: Anything with my Mom’s pasta sauce, especially Ravioli.

Favorite Quote: “Find a way to win” – Msgr. Lewis Gaetano

Why I am the best Long Snapper in the country: I am determined to do my best. I will find every possible way to get better, and I strive to make every single snap better than the last.

Something people may not know about me: I like to watch professional cycling.

Name: Joe Lang Lang_Event_Elite

School: Pullman High School

Grad Year: 2014

Ht:6’3″

Wt: 225 Lbs

GPA: 3.52

SAT/ACT: Signed up June 1st (SAT) and June 8th (ACT)

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Illinois

2. UW

3. WSU

4. Arizona

5. Montana St.

Hobbies:

1. Cooking

2. Golfing

3. Playing Cards

What is your favorite movie? My favorite movie is The Intouchables. (French movie)

What is your favorite food? My favorite food is teriyaki chicken with white rice.

What is favorite motivational quote? “If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there you must go beyond them.” -Bruce Lee

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? My humility; it allows me to create standards for myself. Standards hold me and only me accountable for everything I do. My standards go above any goal I would ever set for myself. Being humble fuels my desire to always work towards the next level, and approach every task with relentless determination.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? Through hardships I have encountered in my life, I have become altruistic, due to the need to put my family’s well being before my own.

Name: John Morrison MORRISON_Event_Elite

School: Pace Academy (Atlanta, GA)

Grad Year: 2014

Ht: 5’11”

Wt: That’s not important (171)

GPA: 95

SAT/ACT: 2210/33

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Alabama

2. Cornell

3. Yale

4. Georgia

5. Harvard

Hobbies:

1. Any kind of exercise– hiking, lifting, etc.

2. Playing guitar

3. Seeing new places and doing new things

What is your favorite movie? Forrest Gump or Talladega Nights

What is your favorite food? Pizza, but it has to have good crust. The crust can make or break a pizza.

What is favorite motivational quote?

“It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.” – from “Invictus” by William Ernest Henley

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? I have a drive to practice harder and more effectively than any other snapper in the country. Every day I make sure I am improving each aspect of my game, from my technique, to my physical fitness, to my mental readiness. When I finish high school, I want to be the most dependable long snapper in the country, and I do everything within my power to make that goal a reality. I also have the advantage of speed and mobility that makes me ideal for punt coverage.

Name: Kyle Murphy Kyle Murphy

School: Ardrey Kell High School

Grad Year: 2014

Ht: 6′ 3”

Wt: 230

GPA: 3.4

SAT/ACT: 1550/23

Top 5 College Choices:
1. Ole Miss
2. Tennessee
3. Clemson
4. UNC
5. NC State

Hobbies (name only three please):
1. Working out
2. Fishing
3. Golf

What is your favorite movie? Sahara

What is your favorite food? Steak

What is favorite motivational quote? “Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right” -Henry Ford

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? Out working everybody else in the country , having goals and being driven towards them, and always being able to stay mentally in control.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I once hit a full court shot in a game and I also once threw a no hitter.

 

Name: Chris Nieto Nieto_Event_Elite

School: Segerstrom High School

Grad Year: 2014

Ht:” 6’4

Wt: 205

GPA: 3.2

SAT/ACT: N/A

Top 5 College Choices:
1. UCLA
2. Colorado
3. Notre Dame
4. San Diego State
5. USC

Hobbies (name only three please):
1. Basketball
2. Music
3. Video Games

What is your favorite movie? Remember the Titans

What is your favorite food? Steak

What is favorite motivational quote? What we do in life echos in Eternity.

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? I feel I am the best long snapper because I am calm and smooth with my approach. I also can get down field and make a play as well. I have been long snapping competitively since I was 9 years old in Pop Warner and now in High School. No situation rattles me. Snapping into the end zone or any situtation. I am always calm and collective.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? A unique quality I have is I am also a 3 year varsity starter for my High School basketball team.

 

Name: Christian Samarzich Christian Samarzich

School: Upland High School – Upland, California

Grad Year: 2014

Ht:” 6’2

Wt: 213

GPA: 3.2

SAT/ACT: June 1st taking for 1st time

Top 5 College Choices:
1. Nevada Reno
2. University of Southern California
3. Montana State
4. Colorado State
5. Portland State

Hobbies (name only three please):
1. Photography
2. Training and Working Out
3. Eating and sleeping

What is your favorite movie? tie–The Dark Knight and Step Brothers

What is your favorite food? Sushi and Pizza

What is favorite motivational quote? It ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done. ROCKY

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? The 3 D’s — my Desire, Drive and Dedication

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I have a new car and don’t have a drivers license yet.

Name: Wyatt Tucker SmithTSmith

School: Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Grad Year: December, 2013

Ht: 6’3″

Wt: 234lbs

GPA: 3.16

ACT: 21

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Baylor

2. Oregon

3. Georgia

4. Ole Miss

5. Washington

Hobbies (name only three please):

1. Water Sports

2. Basketball

3. Playing Guitar

What is your favorite movie? Good Will Hunting

What is your favorite food? Pasta of any kind.

What is favorite motivational quote? “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? My combination of size and athletic ability is as good as any in the country. The fact that i am never completely satisfied also fuels me. I strive every day to improve in football and life.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I plan to major in Education and Coaching in order to help kids get on the right track out of high school, and surround students with positive influences on and off of the football field.

Name: Tom Sullivan Tom Sullivan

School: Wheaton Warrenville South High School

Grad Year: 2014

Ht: 6’0″

Wt: 225lbs

GPA: 4.8

ACT: 30

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Boston College

2. Duke

3. Northwestern

4. Cal

5. Penn

Hobbies (name only three please):

1. Magic Tricks

2. Golf

3. Lifting Weights

What is your favorite movie? School of Rock

What is your favorite food? Wings

What is favorite motivational quote? “Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t”- Jerry Rice

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? I am confident, and want to win more than anyone else. I accept nothing but perfection, and will do anything to get to it. I am not afraid of any one on one challenge to prove I am the best.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I’m a sucker for Disney musicals.

Name: Adam Vaughtvaught

School: Blacksburg High School, Blacksburg, VA

Grad Year: 2014

Ht:” 6’7

Wt: 240 lbs

GPA: 2.7

SAT/ACT: 1320

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Ole Miss

2. NC State

3. South Carolina

4. Elon

5. Tennessee Tech

Hobbies:

  1. Following college and professional football
  2. Basketball
  3. Water Sports

What is your favorite movie? Forrest Gump

What is your favorite food? Grandma’s Apple Pie

What is favorite motivational quote? “When writing your life story, don’t let somebody else hold the pen”-Anonymous

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? I believe I am the best long snapper in the country because I understand how important the role of long snapper is to a football team. I know that hard work and determination is the only way to succeed. I do not believe I am a perfect long snapper, because perfection means I can never get better. I am the best long snapper in the country because I am not perfect, but I will never stop trying to be.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I have a great sense of humor and love to laugh.

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Congratulations to Event Elite Member: Kyle Murphy!

Did you figure out the clues?

EVENT ELITE member: last name of an American hero with good aim & last name of WHERE a smooth, slightly chubby lefty used to hit the ball. (Chris Kyle is an American hero that is know for his ability as a sniper and Tony Gwynn played for the San Diego Padres and they used to play at Jack Murphy Stadium)

Congratulations to Rubio Long Snapper Kyle Murphy (NC, ’14) on being the next member of the EVENT ELITE! The EVENT ELITE will be joining the TOP 12 to form the invite only, TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE Camp this summer.

Kyle has a tremendous frame, moves very well on his feet and is dripping with potential. Some fine tuning and he could easily be top 5 in his class!

Kyle Murphy

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Nike Spring Camp in NC – RECAP

Long Snappers came out to NC on Saturday, April 13th from SC, GA, TN, MA, CA, PA, FL, CT, VA, MD and NC to get the best instruction and exposure in the country for Long Snappers. The weather was perfect and the talent was very solid. The overall winner of the camp was Tyler Griffiths (NC, ’15). This was Tyler’s first Rubio Long Snapping camp and he handled the pressure well. He is a very accurate and consistent Long Snapper that has a great frame.

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

Class of 2013

Odegard, Emmett

Emmett Odegard was the top 2013 Long Snapper in NC

  • Emmett Odegard  (CT) – This UMASS commit was beyond solid all day long. Great form, better attitude and extremely coachable make him a great one.
  • Stewart Sherrill (NC) – He came out very strong and confident all day in NC. Getting very comfortable with his snapping. Great improvement.
  • Ben Winstead (NC) – Ben was strong, smooth and snapping with good pop all day. Great personality.
  • Chase McIntyre (NC) – Showed tremendous explosion with his snapping. The more he gets his eyes through, the better he will be.

Class of 2014

Lucy, Alan

Alan Lucy was the top 2014 Long Snapper in NC

  • Alan Lucy (VA) – He was, by far, the best overall Long Snapper at the camp. He left no doubt he is tops in his class. He has fine-tuned his body and is snapping with a great deal of confidence.
  • Adam Vaught (VA) – This mountain of a men looked exceptional out in NC. Easy D1 size right now and he is snapping like he belongs in college as well.
  • Matthew Wolcott (VA) – Wolcott is looking very solid with his snapping. He is snapping hard and he is realizing just how good he is and can be in the future.
  • Kyle Murphy (NC) – Looks like a college Long Snapper right now. Great form. The harder he snaps the ball, the better he will be.
  • Zach Hubbard (FL) – Tons of potential on size alone. Once he locks down his form, the sky will be the limit for him with his snapping.

Class of 2015

Carty, AJ

AJ Carty was the top 2015 Long Snapper in NC

  • AJ Carty (CA) – He came out from CA and was the dominant force all day within his class. He was snapping D1 speeds all day and almost won the whole camp.
  • Caleb Hendrix (NC) – He snapped with a great deal
  • Chaska Moon  (NC) – He has improved as much as anyone in the past year. Keep a very close eye on him.
  • Connor Kubala (GA) – He performed very well for his first Rubio Long Snapping camp. Excellent upper body rotation and snaps with a lot of power.
  • Austin Spence (SC) – Spence is continuing to grow with his body and snapping. Very confident Long Snapper with good upside.
  • Garrett Wilson (NC) – He had a very good performance in NC and showed a great deal of potential.

Class of 2016 and Beyond…

McDonough, Charles

Charles McDonough was the top 2016 Long Snapper in NC

  • Charles McDonough (NC) – Outstanding form for his age. As he keeps growing, he will just get better and better.
  • Skyler Korinek (SC) – Good body, solid form and a great attitude. Keep an eye on him.
  • Harrison Freeman (NC) – Showed excellent potential. Extremely long and athletic.
  • Mitch Hall (NC) – This 2017 Long Snapper could easily be top Long Snapper when his class starts getting ranked. Exceptional form.
  • Ethan Wolcott (VA) – Another 2017 Long Snapper with a very bright future. Great attitude and composure.

Other notables from the camp in NC: Perry Able, Tripp Camp, Dillon Counts, Louis Pikula, Bain Schroeder, Zach Tolle, Zane Weekman, Marco Cadavieco, Tanner Kern, Ben Nadenik, Kendall Trautz and Tristan Minnick.

Rubio Long Snapping will have its 11th Annual National Kicking and Snapping Spring Event in Las Vegas on May 4-5, 2013!

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