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Matt Howard is your new preferred walk-on long snapper

Matt Howard from Madison Southern High School has accepted a preferred walk-on spot with the Kentucky football team, according to Fox Sports NEXT. He is ranked 28th in the 2013 Snappers National Ratings, brought to you by Kohl’s, which may or may not be old rankings. Head over to Kohl’s Long Snapper website to see his full profile.

In related news, Kohl’s isn’t just for great deals on bedding and Croft & Barrow no-iron dress shirts anymore. The store rates long snappers now, apparently.

Welcome aboard, Matt.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

9 Comments for Matt Howard is your new preferred walk-on long snapper

  1. Dlm
    1:08 pm April 18, 2013 Permalink


  2. El Pollo Loco
    1:10 pm April 18, 2013 Permalink

    He looks different since he left Butler.

  3. Michael F. Jox
    1:25 pm April 18, 2013 Permalink

    Stuff like this is nothing new. I have for yrs visited K-Mart’s Placeholder website for their rankings.

  4. Michael
    1:35 pm April 18, 2013 Permalink

    This is simply a goodwill gesture. 2015 RB Damien Harris of Madison Southern is ranked #1 in the Nation in that class. The coaching staff is just doing some early work. My sister teaches at Southern and UK was not an option for Harris before Stoops arrive. He had offers from Oregon (pre Kelly departure and NCAA problems), OSU, Michigan, and was to attend Bama’s spring game. Maybe Howard is a good long snapper, but I see this as some early work for Harris.

  5. CatsFan12
    1:44 pm April 18, 2013 Permalink

    He is no Brad Hart. He got stuff done back in the day. The Bradness is a UK longsnapper legend.

  6. Hogwashh
    2:29 pm April 18, 2013 Permalink

    Looks small

  7. Steve Fitts
    3:50 pm April 18, 2013 Permalink

    Maybe we can call him “turtle.” Get it? “Snapping” turtle?!

  8. BigBlueWildcat1
    4:16 pm April 18, 2013 Permalink

    Has nothing to do with the Kohls store. It is a kicking/snapping camp hosted by Jamie Kohl. It is the best site when it comes to ranking kickers and snappers. They get the best of the best there.

  9. Highway 119
    8:29 pm April 18, 2013 Permalink

    I have had a chance to know Matt and see him work. Excellent character, hard worker, and a great snapper. If he never snaps a college snap his whole career (which knowing his work ethic I doubt), his character and attitude will make us a better ball team.