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February 4, 2007

longsnapper.com: Position available — inquire within

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If you have what it takes, you can make a very nice living in the NFL.

The job requirement is quite simple: deliver a perfectly-aimed 15-yard spiral bullet from between your legs to the punter in 0.70 seconds or less, knowing that a crazed giant of a man weighing 300+ pounds will attempt to erase you from the Earth the instant you release the ball.

Chicago Bears long snapper Patrick Mannelly (top), at the moment preparing to do his thing later today in the Super Bowl, was profiled on February 1, 2007 by Karen Crouse of the New York Times.

Mannelly created his website, longsnapper.com, to alleviate the "common misconception that bending over and hiking a ball 10 yards is, well, a snap."

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