If Garrison Sanborn does his job correctly, no one notices he’s on the field. As a long snapper, it is Sanborn’s job to start the play by tossing the ball to the punter or the placekicker’s holder. This unheralded position is something Sanborn has excelled at, all the way back to his freshman year at Jesuit High School in Tampa, Fla.
In 2003, Sanborn took his skills to Florida State University. Despite a Seminole career capped off by being named one of the top long snappers in the country, he was not drafted by an NFL team.
Not one to dwell on the negative, Sanborn redoubled his efforts, and, through systematic and persevering work, he was able to land a job with the Buffalo Bills in...READ MORE