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Washington Redskins 2014 Player Profile: Kyle Nelson, Long Snapper

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Taking a look at the lesser known long snapper, Kyle Nelson.

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sport

Kyle Nelson

Long Snapper

New Mexico State

Undrafted Free Agent 2011

Career Rushing/Receiving Stats:

Year


Team


G


Rush


Yds


Yd/Rush


TDs


Rec


Yds


Yd/Rec


TDs


2007

NMSt

13

0

0

-

0

2

6

3.0

0

2008

NMSt

12

0

0

-

0

11

70

6.4

0

2009

NMSt

13

0

0

-

0

12

112

9.3

1

2010

NMSt

12

0

0

-

0

41

371

9.0

1

Career



50


0


0


-


0


66


559


8.5


2


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2014 Outlook:

Who is Kyle Nelson? He has been a journey man long snapper, since he joined the NFL in 2011. At New Mexico State he played back up tight end, full back, and long snapper. His grandfather, Roger Nelson, was selected by the Washington Redskins in 1954 and went on to have a 13 year career in the Canadian Football league. As well as Kyle’s Father, Mark Nelson, with a 9 year career in the Canadian Football League. The New Orleans Saints, signed him back in to 2011 as an undrafted free agent. Since 2011,  he has signed to the likes of Kansas City, San Francisco, San Diego, Philadelphia, San Francisco again, Seattle, and finally Washington. Kyle was signed, after the current long snapper Nick Sundberg tore his meniscus in week 6. Filling in for the injured Sundberg, Nelson did a serviceable job.

Roster Bubble: Training Camp Player

There is no doubt that Nelson has good technique, in what looks to be a work out video for future teams.

He has a few slip ups, about the majority of the time his worst is other long snapper's best. Barring an injury to Nick Sundberg, he will not make the team. But do not be surprised if he makes another squad. Long snappers are over looked, and a good long snapper can have a long career.

Personal Information:

The special teams boys have been spending a lot of time together this offseason.