Kendall Gammon

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Kendall Gammon
No. 60, 62, 46, 86, 83
Position: 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
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.