Next on the List for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish is a rising Sophomore LongSnapper, John Shannon. Shannon played his high school ball at Loyola Academy in Chicago (big shout out to the CCL). He was rated as the #1 long snapper in the country (nice). He will be the starting long snapper this year, and hopefully we do not hear his name called very often.
3 things about John Shannon
- John started long snapping in 7th grade, when his grade school coach simply asked who wanted to try it out.
- His father and Grandpa played at Notre dame- His grandpa, Dan Shannon, was a co-captain on the 1954 Notre Dame football team that finished 9-1.
- John helped to lead his team to the 2015 State championship, where he played linebacker as well as long snapper. (which is good, gotta have a long snapper who can tackle).
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Check out the flames trailing that ball......hold the phone the kid has a cannon
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John “third leg of the tripod” Shannon
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As mentioned above, the true test of a great longsnapper is his ambiguity. You rarely want your name called for your snapping, mostly because it means you done messed up. However, as a former linebacker, he can hopefully have his name called for some special teams tackles on punt. I am very jealous he will be able to participate in the Justin Yoon celebrations, which I laugh at every single time.