IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior long snapper Jackson Subbert has been named to the Patrick Mannelly Award Watch List. In its inaugural year, the award is presented to the best overall long snapper in Division I football.
Subbert (6-foot-3, 243-pounds) was Iowa’s starting long snapper last season, handling deep snaps for all punts, field goals, and PATs. The Williamsburg, Iowa, native performed a lateral snap to TE T.J. Hockenson, resulting in a 4-yard touchdown on a fake field goal in Iowa’s win at Minneosta.
The award is named after Patrick Mannelly, who long snapped at Duke and was drafted by the Chicago Bears. He is widely known as the best long snapper in the modern NFL era and holds the Bears’ career record for most games played (245).
Former Hawkeye long snapper Casey Kreiter was named to the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl as a member of the Denver Broncos. Last season, he handled 146 snapped without an unplayable delivery. He was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection his senior year in 2013.
The 25-man watch list of only seniors will be narrowed down to a group of semifinalists on Nov. 16 and finalists will be announced the following Saturday, Nov. 23. The winner of the award will be announced on Dec. 14.
The Hawkeyes open the 2019 season Aug. 31, hosting Miami, Ohio. For ticket information for all seven home games, visit hawkeyesports.com/footballgameday.