Rubio Long Snappers in College Football Games (8/30 – 9/3)

Here you go! This will be the first FULL weekend of college football.  Let’s see your official list of Long Snappers that have attended a Rubio Long Snapping camp playing in games this weekend (this is just Division 1 and teams in bold have a Rubio Long Snapper)….

 

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 30th

Evan Dvorchik (UCF) vs. Brian Keating (UConn)

Tim O’Donnell (New Mexico State) vs.  Michael Vojvodich (Minnesota)

Central Connecticut vs. Bryson Haft (Ball State)

Drew McCracken & Jacob Potter (Kennesaw State) vs. Seth-Patrick Holman (Georgia State)

Peter Snodgrass (Northwestern) vs. Ben Makowski (Purdue)

Noah Turner (Wake Forest) vs. Geron Eatherly (Tulane)

Savannah State vs. Jacob Fuqua (UAB)

Missouri State vs. Matt Hembrough & Sam Walkingstick (Oklahoma State)

Weber State vs. Noah Rodriguez-Trammell, Keegan Markgraf & Maddie Golden (Utah)

Evan Gibson (Northwestern State) vs. Jake Pagel (Texas A&M)

John Aloma (UC Davis) vs. Harrison Hoffman (San Jose State)

Jarrett Key (Tennessee Tech) vs. Jared Nash (UTC)

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 31st

Matt Keller (Syracuse) vs. Bryce Bouwens & Luke Sanders (Western Michigan)

Kent Vines (Monmouth) vs. Drake Sutton (Eastern Michigan)

Chance Nelson & Noah Howell (Utah State) vs. Collin Caflisch (Michigan State)

Paul Lawless & Kyle O’Connor (Army) vs. Ben Wyatt (Duke)

Ben Reeder (Western Kentucky) vs. Wisconsin

Cameron King (San Diego State) vs. Kyle Petrucci (Stanford)

Riley Shackelford (Portland State) vs. Austin Ortega & Karson Thomas (Nevada)

JT Bale & James Townsend (Colorado) vs. Ross Reiter (Colorado State)

Bethune-Cookman vs. Thomas Newberg (Tennessee State University)

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st

Connor Kelsey (Oregon State) vs. Bradley Robinson & Liam McCullough (Ohio State)

Florida Atlantic vs. Kasey Kelleher, Jax Wilson & Zach Edwards (Oklahoma)

Southern vs. Donovan Cahill & Antonio Ortiz (TCU)

Michael Poujol (Texas) vs. Matt Oliveira & James Rosenberry (Maryland)

Kent State vs. Ethan Tabel & Ron Gaines III  (Illinois)

Texas State vs. Billy Taylor & Ryan Cassidy (Rutgers)

Ryan Culbertson & CJ Schrimpf (Coastal Carolina) vs. Matthew Smith (South Carolina)

Mike Taylor, Jack Propst & John Raines (Ole Miss) vs. Texas Tech

Carson Todd (James Madison University) vs. Tyler Griffiths, Jackson Quiggle & Griffin Hicks (NC State)

Kevin Crabtree (Villanova) vs. Travis Malinowski (Temple)

Anthony Cantu & Nick Wildberger (Houston) vs. Campbell Riddle (Rice)

Furman vs. Austin Spence (Clemson)

Alcorn State vs. Cade Long & Lucas Patelles (Georgia Tech)

Peter Comaroto & Harry Blair (UMass) vs. Boston College

Carson Tebbetts (Stony Brook) vs. Conner Kirkegaard (Air Force)

Howard vs. Jake Hale (Ohio)

Jarrett Giacchino (Austin Peay) vs. Koby Pyrz (Georgia)

AJ Carty (Washington) vs. Clarke Smith (Auburn)

Elias McMurry & Max Durschlag (Appalachian State) vs. Joe Calcagno, Matt Aloni & Kevin Cahill (Penn State)

Riley Lovingood & Jake Yelich (Tennessee) vs. Jack Hadley (West Virginia)

Tristan Sokach-Minnick (Albany) vs. Pittsburgh

Matt Beardall & Zach Appio (Marshall) vs. Trent Kramer (Miami of OH)

Hayden Sak & Erik Abrell (Northern Illinois) vs. Austin Spiewak (Iowa)

Washington State vs. Jesse Hooper (Wyoming)

Nathan Guzman (UNLV) vs. Damon Johnson & Jac Casasante (USC)

Tommy Bancroft & Kyle Murphy (North Carolina) vs. Alonso Vera (California)

Brock Powers (UT Martin) vs. James Workman & Drew Wise (Missouri)

Stephen Elmore (Eastern Illinois) vs. Jordan Silver & George Madden (Arkansas)

Blake Biby (Boise State) vs. Cameron Kaye & Brennen Milliron (Troy)

Jacob Schwind (Old Dominion) vs. Liberty

Paul Williams (Fordham) vs. Brian McDonough & Jack Wellenhofer (Charlotte)

John Davis (North Carolina A&T) vs. Anthony Ratliff & Erik Lawson (East Carolina)

Marshall Simmons (Elon) vs. South Florida

Grant Gluhaich (Richmond) vs. Virginia

Delaware State vs. Jeremiah Riordan (Buffalo)

South Carolina State vs. Ryan Langan, Logan Cox & Payton Dunagan (Georgia Southern)

Trevor Fleming (Grambling) vs. Louisiana

Camden Boyle (Southeast Missouri State) vs. Charles DeRosier (Arkansas State)

Steven Nixon & Philip Hatcher (Mercer) vs. Preston Brady (Memphis)

Central Arkansas vs. Adam Higuera (Tulsa)

Reeves Blankenship (Louisiana Tech) vs. Andrew Zink (South Alabama)

Jackson State vs. Austin Keel (Southern Mississippi)

Zach Wood (Cincinnati) vs. Johnny Den Bleyker, Alex Michaelsen & Koby Walsh (UCLA)

Indiana vs. Johnathon Scandrett (Florida Intl)

Dominic Brocato (Nicholls) vs. John Wirtel, Logan Klusman & Kolin Hayes (Kansas)

Dalton Godfrey (South Dakota) vs. Randen Plattner (Kansas State)

Camaron Cheeseman, Matt Baldeck & Andrew Robinson (Michigan) vs. John Shannon & Michael Vinson (Notre Dame)

Chris Wilkerson (Stephen F. Austin) vs. Joel Baldwin & Raymond Freeman (Mississippi State)

Ethan Ray (Charleston Southern) vs. Ryan Farr, Brett DioGuardi & Marco Ortiz (Florida)

Russ Hiett (Middle Tennessee) vs. Zach Drevno (Vanderbilt)

Garrett Stotts & Cole Voyles (SMU) vs. Nate Durham (North Texas)

Harrison Goebel & Justin Hathoot (Northern Arizona) vs. Jake Sammut (UTEP)

Brendan Lowery & Mitch Hall (Louisville) vs. Ryan Parris, Scott Meyer & Thomas Fletcher (Alabama)

Gabe Skrobot (Bowling Green) vs. Devin Melendez, Peyton Yanagi & Karsten Battles (Oregon)

Peyton Coffman (Akron) vs. Chase Urbach, Cameron Pieper & Jordan Ober (Nebraska)

Andrew Toothman (Abilene Christian) vs. Chris Lutzel & Thor Rodoni (Baylor)

Bradley Sorenson (South Dakota State) vs. Quinn Sonntag & Steven Wirtel (Iowa State)

Incarnate Word vs. Jared EnRico (New Mexico)

Alex Boatman (Idaho) vs. Patrick Williams, Jr. (Fresno State)

Grant Merka & Caleb Cantrell (UTSA) vs. Riley John (Arizona State)

Matt Foley (BYU) vs. Donald Reiter (Arizona)

Michael Pifer & Kyle Gibbs (Navy) vs.Wyatt Tucker (Hawai’i)

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd

Clay James, Jacob Munoz & Sam York (Miami) vs. Blake Ferguson (LSU)

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd

Oscar Shadley (Virginia Tech) vs. Ken Burnham (Florida State)

Looking to be the next great Rubio Long Snapper? It all starts this fall with camps across the country HERE

Please Note: The List of Rubio Long Snappers in college is VERY, VERY long so if I have missed one, please let me know at Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com and I will adjust ASAP.

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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 14 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 1,000 Long Snappers earning full scholarships and preferred walk-on opportunities to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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Advice for Current College Athletes from Former College & Pro Athletes

Last week, I posted a blog that was current college freshman Long Snappers giving advice to incoming college freshman Long Snappers. It was great to read and, hopefully, gave some insight to the next batch of dominant college Long Snappers.

I decided to take it a step further and asked several of my former college Long Snappers if they have any advice they would like to give to the current batch of college Long Snappers. There is some absolutely terrific bits of wisdom here and well worth reading.

Here is what they had to offer up…

Justin Drescher – Colorado/New Orleans Saints “Enjoy all aspects of college and be a well rounded individual by the end of your time, because it only lasts 4-5 years! Its a short period of your life where you get to grow from a boy to young man, so cherish each and every moment no matter the difficulties in Football, Academics and Social life!”

Jason Bertoni – Arizona Choose the people you hangout with wisely, pick people that can help you grow and not hold you back. You will not only be judged for your actions but theirs as well.

Jeff Palmer – University of Oregon Embrace the grind with as many classes and tutors as early on as possible in your career so that you can enjoy your experience later in your career. Have fun early on but embrace the grind and accept the heavy workload because it will be rewarding to be an older leader on your team taking fun elective classes, having the younger guys on your team asking you for advice, and having more spare time to start preparing for your future (whether its training for the NFL or networking to find a job).

Tanner Gibas – University of Kansas “Make sure you make friends and get involved in as many things outside of football as possible. You never know when your last play is.”

Brandon Long – Rice University “Best thing you can do is get in with the O-line and avoid being seen as a kicker. Makes life easier. Also, have fun and don’t put added pressure on yourself, everything in athletics is a mind game at some point.”

Carson Tinker – University of Alabama “Know that you aren’t as athletic as everyone but work like you are”

 John Finch – Purdue “Realize that you are on the team to do one job and don’t expect any respect or gratitude from anyone until you perform on the field on Saturdays. No one owes you anything. Show up and do your job.”

Neal Dahlman – Bowling GreenKeep education number one, maintain a high GPA. There is life after football. As far as football, treat everyday like an interview, there is always someone out there working just as hard or harder than you. Continue improving to earn or keep your spot, never be complacent.”

 Tom Harrington – Western Michigan “Don’t let a coach change anything that they do.  A lot of times coaches want a snapper to change something in their form or the way they snap.  Do what got you to college and continue to work at that.  Most college special teams coaches has no idea about long snapping and how to teach someone.  I know it’s hard to tell your coach no but if its in your best interest then do it.”

Casey Hales – Duke “Take a minute and reflect on the 1st dream you had about being a long snapper in college. What did that dream look like? What did you look forward to most about playing in college? Now, take a moment and think about how that dream has changed or stayed the same.  Are you doing all you can to maximize what you want out of your experience? My advice, take a hard look at how you spend your time. Make the most out of your situation. Take advantage of all the resources around you to make your college football experience the best it can be. Work with Rubio! Spend time with your strength and conditioning coaches, nutritionists, and your academic support staff. You are living the dream right now, be grateful you are where you are and EMBRACE.”

Kevin Ballinger – Purdue “Keep working and have fun. You’re in a very unique position of playing at a high level without people noticing you. Take advantage of every opportunity a regular student does not get. Every student at your school would kill to be in your position. Secondly, work hard. The guys behind you who aren’t playing are working to take your spot. Finch is one of my best friends but my goal everyday was to take his spot on the field. Work so hard that the coaches have no choice but to play you. Have fun when it’s time to have fun, work hard when it’s time to work hard.” 

Tyler Schmitt – San Diego St./ Seattle Seahawks “My biggest piece of advice to a college snapper would be to think/ and train like you are a linebacker. Because on punt, you are a linebacker. Your NOT a kicker! Whether its running with the team in the morning, weightlifting, film ect. you need to train like a position player. Not only will you gain respect from other teammates, but your snapping will improve. The biggest advantage will be making tackles, which in a such a competitive position these days, is crucial.”

Evan Jacobsen – New Mexico Always try to perfect your art. You are there to snap so do it correctly. Our season never ends. Challenge yourself. Make your target smaller and smaller each time. Push yourself conditioning and weight room wise. Try to be the strongest player on the team. Always practice blocking because you never know what scheme you will run next year (I changed 4 times). In short, always push yourself and always get better. DO NOT PLATEAU. Do not be satisfied and watch film and critique yourself. Always try and improve. Listen to Rubio.

Zach Nolan – Stanford “Basically, every day is a chance to make an improvement, no matter how big or how small.  It’s a simple idea, but it’s something that really changed my outlook when I really started to think about it.  Everyone’s goal is always to be perfect.  Unfortunately, perfection is something that we can never truly attain.  There are so many things that we need and want to get better at, but if each day you set a goal that you’re going to pick one area that you hope to improve upon and put forth all your effort into that one aspect of your life (whether it’s on the field or off), you can get closer and closer to achieving perfection.  I believe every day is an unbelievable opportunity, and it’s up to you whether you take advantage of that opportunity or let it slip away.”

Mike Zupancic – Eastern Michigan “Never get complacent, if you want to be the best you must constantly work on your weaknesses. Every challenge that you face, bad weather or tough block, use it as an opportunity to become the best.”

Brendan Lopez – Washington Embrace the reality that one day you won’t play football anymore.  Every player has to come to terms with this and the sooner you do it the more successful you will be in the future. Thinking about the future can be very uncomfortable but having a plan and a goal in mind early on is better then trying to figure something out once you get there.  Don’t let playing football deter you from pursuing a career you might think is out of reach.  Apply to the business school, take organic chemistry, strive to be a doctor or an entrepreneur.  Playing football will only enhance these goals because every time you say “I play college football” you will automatically have a leg up on the other guy who didn’t.  Always have a goal and never settle for where you are today.” 

Corey Gibas – Texas A&MI have two pieces of Advice for current long snappers. School/Academics- Use all the resources your school and your athletic department provides for you. You have a busy schedule to maintain so lessen your stress level with the help provided. Get all your hard core curriculum classes out of the way so your junior and senior years are easy. Football- Cherish every moment you have left on and off the field. It’s not going to be the practices, workouts, or meetings your going to miss. Once you have ended your career you will miss the locker room, team functions, game day, traveling for away games, and your teammates. Those are the things your going to miss the most so cherish each moment. Take pictures so you can look back at this awesome moment of your life. Also share with people that did not get the opportunity you have received. Give back to the game as well. It’s treated you well during your life time so give back to it in anyway possible. Stay humble and never quit.

Corey Adams – Kansas St. Our very first team meeting in training camp, our coach asked the seniors to get up and say something to the younger players. The first person to stand up was the most respected senior (Jordy Nelson) and the room when completely silent. He was one of the people who let his actions speak louder than his words, so hearing him speak in front of the whole team was rare. The thing he said was “Freshmen, don’t rush to get out of here. Slow down and enjoy every minute with your friends, teammates and brothers. After this, whether you play professionally or get a job in the real world, everything becomes a business. You won’t ever have an atmosphere like this, where you are with your best friends every single day of the week, all working together towards the same goal with the same purpose in mind.” At the time, I was a freshmen thinking I knew everything in the world. I heard what he was saying, but didn’t really listen to his message. Five very short years later, I had been in and out of a couple NFL training camps, and now work as a financial analyst. I quickly realized what Jordy had said at my first ever team meeting in college was dead on. You may be on another team, either in the NFL or corporate world, but you don’t have the bond you have with your teammates in college. They start out as strangers, but quickly turn into lifelong friends.”

PJ Tobyansen – UCLA “The one bit of advice i would like to give to a current college Long Snapper is – enjoying the dedication to preparation. What I mean by that is of course every college longsnapper is dedicated to his craft of Long Snapping. But to understand truly why you are doing things, and to truly enjoy the process will carry these habits latter on in life – to make you truly successful weather you go pro in the NFL or pro in something else. Today I work in the movie business for Marvel – currently working on Iron Man 3. I would not be where I am today without the lessons Rubio taught me, and enjoying the dedication to preparation. As Rubio always says -Taking the time to do things properly – quality reps over quantity.  Practicing, staying late so you truly know the in and outs of your assignments or task.  Muscle memory – doing things the RIGHT WAY over and over and over so when it comes time to shine in a crunch situation you know that you are truly prepared and can truly enjoy the moment.(YOU DONT HAVE TO THINK) If you truly understand this and enjoy this and practice these keys. It will  truly make you successful and let you rise quicker in your career or later in life. Like today working at Marvel people always say I cant believe how young you are. well I owe my success to those hobbits I learned while long snapping in college and truly enjoying my dedication to my preparation. It works! If you dont enjoy it why do it? Only you can make things work. always enjoy what you are doing. Always have a smile on your face, enjoy the moment. (and you can because you do not have to think if you are ready or not)” 

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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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