Ethan Albright

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Ethan Albright
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Albright at the 2008 Pro Bowl
Long snapper / Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1971-05-01) May 1, 1971 (age 43)
Place of birth: Greensboro, North Carolina
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 248 lb (112 kg)
Career information
College: North Carolina
Undrafted in 1995
Debuted in 1995 for the Miami Dolphins
Last played in 2010 for the San Diego Chargers
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2010
Games played 236
Games started 0
Stats at NFL.com

Lawrence Ethan Albright (born May 1, 1971 in Greensboro, North Carolina) is a former American football long snapper. He was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 1995. He played college football at North Carolina. He is known mainly as a long snapper. He is also known by the nickname "The Red Snapper" due to his specialty position combined with his bright red hair.

Albright has been a member of the Miami Dolphins, Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills, Washington Redskins, and San Diego Chargers.

Early years[edit]

Albright attended Grimsley High School in Greensboro, North Carolina (1989), and was a standout in football, basketball, and baseball.

College career[edit]

Albright played tight end early in his career for the North Carolina Tar Heels but later switched to offensive tackle and was named First Team All-ACC at that position in 1993. Albright also handled the long snapping duties for the Tar Heels.

Professional career[edit]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Albright began as an undrafted free agent, but later signed with the Miami Dolphins.

Washington Redskins[edit]

In 2001, he signed with the Redskins.[1][2] On March 3, 2005, he was re-signed by the team.

Albright was named to his first Pro Bowl following the 2007 season.[1][3] He wore the number 21, along with teammates Chris Cooley and Chris Samuels, in honor of their teammate Sean Taylor, who was killed during the 2007 season. Albright was re-signed by the Redskins, keeping him away from the free agent market, on February 19, 2008.[4]

On February 13, 2009, Albright re-signed with the Washington Redskins.[5]

On September 28, 2010, Albright signed with the San Diego Chargers.[3] He was released two weeks later on October 13.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Albright and his wife, Katherine, have two daughters and two sons: Mary Grace, Madelyn Costner, Lawson Geoffrey and Nolan Davis; they reside in Greensboro, North Carolina.

In Popular Culture[edit]

The 2007 edition of the Madden NFL game by EA Sports has Albright rated 53 out of 99, the lowest of all NFL players. This became an internet meme, made popular by the now defunct site Phat Phree, and even being pointed out on the ESPN website.[7][8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The 10 Best Washington Redskins 2000-2009". bleacherreport.com. 2009-12-22. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  2. ^ "Recent Bills News". angelfire.com. 2001-06-03. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  3. ^ a b "Chargers Sign LS Ethan Albright". cheeseheadtv.com. 2010-09-29. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  4. ^ Albright was re-signed by the Redskins, keeping him away from the free agent market, on February 19, 2008. "Redskins LS Albright headed to Pro Bowl". National Post. PA SportsTicker. 2008-01-24. Retrieved 2008-01-24. 
  5. ^ "Ethan Albright Re-Signs". The Washington Post. 2009-02-13. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  6. ^ "Chargers sign long snapper Mike Windt, cut Ethan Albright". nationalfootballpost.com. 2010-10-13. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  7. ^ ESPN.com: Page 2 : Meet Madden's Mr. Irrelevant
  8. ^ "'Madden 12' cover candidates". ESPN. 2011-03-24. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 

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