In the past two years, YouTube has brought the world great trick shot videos by quarterbacks from elementary school to college backup to the verge of the NFL. Yet all of those football trick shot films had one thing in common: They were showcasing quarterbacks.
Now, for the first time, an innovative young man has filmed a trick shot video for his own position, long snapper, and he has produced a true gem.
As featured on ESPN Boston and a variety of other sites, the video above was filmed by Cambridge (Mass.) Buckingham, Browne & Nichols School senior Nick DiChiara, who played football throughout his time at the school. Helped along most notably by BB&N teammate Eric Olson, DiChiara rattled off a series of trick snaps in the school locker room, in the gym, the parking lot, the baseball field and even Harvard Stadium.
Throughout it all, DiChiara celebrates successful trick snaps as if he's just body-slammed someone in a WWE ring. Let's face it: He has the hair to pull of just such a feat.
While DiChiara is trying to make his name as a wild long snapper, his football skill set goes far beyond snapping the ball over incredibly long distances. At BB&N, DiChiara played at wide receiver and linebacker, where he made a legitimate impact in the ISL.
It's too early to know how DiChiara's long snapping glory will go down at Colgate. Will he become a campus celebrity with his ability to knock a coke can out of a walking classmate's hand? Will he thrill his roommates with his ability to close a door with a football from 40 yards?
No matter what he does from here out, DiChiara can rest easy knowing that he has made a name for himself as one of the (or possibly the only?) preeminent trick long snappers of our time.
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