Long snappers are the souls of many football teams. They’re generally the guys who grind day in and day out for a well-deserved, under-appreciated spot on the field. The long-snapping game is a carefully crafted art.
Baylor’s Jimmy Landes proved that again Sunday night, when the fifth-year senior snapped a ball from the top of McLane Stadium into a trash can below.
— Jimmy Landes (@jimmy_landes) August 17, 2015
I don’t care how many tries that took him; that’s not easy to do. I’m actually half-way surprised it’s not a Dude Perfect video.
Landes snapped that ball so perfectly that it blew the freaking minds of the two dudes below whose natural reactions were to make a run for the hills.
The kicker here is whoever’s reaction is to break immediately into a USA chant.
“Woo! USA! USA! USA!”
Landes’ video seems to be in response to Buffalo Bulls long snapper Corbin Grassman’s vid from earlier in the week.
— Tyler Grassman (@TylerGrassman) August 10, 2015
It doesn’t get any better than chanting USA after you immediately one-up someone. Suddenly, Landes is my favorite fifth-year long snapper on a Big 12 team located in Texas. I don’t give that award to just anyone. .