Kendall Gammon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Kendall Gammon
No. 60, 62, 46, 86, 83
Long snapper
Personal information
Date of birth: (1968-10-23) October 23, 1968 (age 46)
Place of birth: Rose Hill, Kansas
Career information
College: Pittsburg State
NFL Draft: 1992 / Round: 11 / Pick: 291
Debuted in 1992 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Last played in 2006 for the Kansas City Chiefs
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played 234
Kickoff returns 1
Return yards 9
Stats at NFL.com

Kendall Robert Gammon (born October 23, 1968) is a former American football Long snapper who played for three times in the National Football League. In 2004, Gammon was the first pure long-snapper to be selected for the Pro Bowl.[1] Gammon currently serves as the field reporter and pre-game host for the Kansas City Chiefs' radio broadcasts on "101 The Fox".[1]

College Career[edit]

Gammon attended Pittsburg State University, where he was a captain of the football team his junior and senior year.[2] He played tight end, offensive tackle, offensive guard and also handled the long-snaping. In 1991, Gammon was a part of the team coached by Chuck Broyles that won the Division II National Championship.[3]

NFL career[edit]

Gammon was drafted 291st overall in the 1992 NFL draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers.[4]

For the Steelers, he was the long snapper & backup offensive lineman from 1992 to 1995. After spending four years with the New Orleans Saints, Gammon signed with the Chiefs as a free agent in February 2000. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2005 as a special teams player, long snapping for the AFC team.[5] Gammon was the first pure long-snapper to be selected for the Pro Bowl.[1]

Gammon played in 218 consecutive games, which ties him for 23rd most all time of any player.[6][7]

After the NFL[edit]

In January 2008, Gammon returned to Pittsburg State, in Pittsburg, Kansas, and serves as the university’s Director of Development for Intercollegiate Athletics.[8]

Gammon is also active in the business world as well, he was the co-owner of Paradise Nursery, a retail/wholesale distributor of nursery products in Kansas City, which was sold in 2013.[2]

Gammon has written two books, Life's a Snap: Building on the Past to Improve Your Future (ISBN 978-0981557403) and Game Plan: Leadership Lessons from the Best of the NFL (ISBN 978-0981557410).[6]

Personal life[edit]

Gammon married his college sweetheart while attending Pittsburg State.[2] His son, Blaise, is considered one of the best football and basketball recruits in Kansas out of Blue Valley West High School.[9][10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c KCCHIEFS radio
  2. ^ a b c "About Kendall". KendallGammon.com. 
  3. ^ "DII Football". NCAA.com. 
  4. ^ "National Football League: NFL Draft History". NFL.com. 
  5. ^ "2004 NFL Pro Bowlers". Pro-Football-Reference.com. 
  6. ^ a b Megan Armstrong. "Former NFL Long Snapper Kendall Gammon Thrived as NFL Role Player". Bleacher Report. 
  7. ^ "Kendall Gammon: Game Logs at NFL.com". nfl.com. 
  8. ^ "Meet the Staff". Pittsburg State University. 
  9. ^ "First Mizzou visit for Gammon". Missouri.Rivals.com. 
  10. ^ "Blaise Gammon". Rivals.com. 
  11. ^ "Blaise Gammon". Scout.com.