The Washington Redskins announced Tuesday that they had signed veteran long snapper Justin Snow, who was with the Indianapolis Colts for the past 12 seasons.
Snow replaces long snapper Nick Sundberg on the Redskins’ active roster. Sundberg suffered an arm injury in Sunday’s 40-32 win over the New Orleans Saints and was placed on the injured/reserve list and is designated for a potential return to the team.
The signing of Snow for the Redskins brings some more veteran presence to a youthful team. Snow, who was the Colts’ longest-tenured player prior to being released by the team Aug. 31, made 192 consecutive appearances with Indianapolis from 2000 to 2011 — a very successful period for the team, which appeared in two Super Bowls during that time frame, winning one in 2006.
Snow is also very active in the community — especially near his hometown of Abilene, Texas, where he holds an annual “Special Teamers Camp” for children with special needs.
Snow told ReporterNews.com that he holds the camp in memory of his brother, Brian, who died in 1998 and had cerebral palsy.
“I can come and get a little bit of him back,” Snow said. “It’s very important for me and my family. I also think it’s important for these kids who are volunteering. It might be the first time they’ve been around a special-needs child or adult. Just the awareness that they’re special kids is important for everybody.”
Snow said he hopes the camp is as enjoyable for the participants as it is for him.
“They just get to have fun, relax and throw the football and kick it around — stuff we take for granted every day,” Snow said. “I think it’s something they look forward to. It’s always rewarding to see these kids come back year after year and make that relationship with them.”
Sounds like the Redskins have picked up yet another class act.
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