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86 Days to Purdue Football: Hunter MacDonald

Long snappers need love too.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 28 Nebraska at Purdue Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The mark of a good long snapper is that you do not know their names. They often operate in silence and have really become a specialization in recent years. They need accuracy and, in the case of punts, speed as they often spring down field in coverage. A good long snapper is just as important as the kicker/punter and holder

Hunter MacDonald - Fr.

Crown Point, IN (Crown Point HS)

6’3”, 230 pounds

Long Snapper

2020 Projection: Reserve at Long Snapper

MacDonald redshirted last season because Nick Zecchino, a transfer from UConn, took over the role and played in all 12 games. Zecchino is a senior this season and likely has a stranglehold on the position, but MacDonald is still considered a stop prospect in his field:

MacDonald is ranked No. 17 in the nation in the Class of 2019 on the Kornblue Kicking website.

He also was named to Ray Guy’s Top Prospect Award list for the Class of 2019.

Here is to him seizing the job in 2021.