FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas’ Jordan Silver is one of 10 semifinalists for the Patrick Mannelly Award, which recognizes the top senior long snapper in college football.
Silver has played in all 10 games this season as the Razorbacks’ primary snapper, handling snapping duties on field goals and punts. Thanks in part to Silver’s pinpoint snapping, Cam Little has emerged as the top freshman kicker in the country by making 17-of-21 field goal attempts as well as all 34 of his point after attempts this year.
A redshirt senior from Branson, Mo., Silver boasts the third-highest special teams grade (75.2) on the Razorbacks, according to Pro Football Focus.
The Patrick Mannelly Award, named after 16-year NFL long snapper Patrick Mannelly, was created in 2019 by Bernie’s Book Bank, a non-profit that provides books for underserved communities in the Chicago area. The 10 snappers will be narrowed to three finalists on Monday, Nov. 29.
The award presentation is slated for Saturday, Dec. 11.