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Marco Ortiz named to long snapper awards list

Marco Ortiz named to long snapper awards list

A Nebraska long snapper has been named a semifinalist for a postseason award. Marco Ortiz was one of ten long snappers named to the Patrick Mannelly Award watch list.

Ortiz is spending his first season at Nebraska after having previously transferred from Florida. The ten semifinalists will be narrowed to a list of three finalists on November 27, with the three finalists being invited to Chicago for the awards presentation on December 9.

The award is named for NFL long snapper Patrick Mannelly. Mannelly played for the Chicago Bears for 16 seasons before entering a career in the Chicago media.

The honor is only in its fifth year of existence and benefits Bernie’s Book Bank. That organization provides books to underserved communities in the Chicago area.

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