Cole Mazza

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Cole Mazza
No. 45 – Los Angeles Chargers
Position:Long snapper
Personal information
Born: (1995-02-14) February 14, 1995 (age 24)
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school:Liberty High School
(Bakersfield, California)
College:Alabama
Undrafted:2017
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 6, 2019
Games played:6
Total tackles:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Cole Joseph Frank Mazza (born February 14, 1995) is an American football long snapper for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama.

College career[edit]

Mazza was served as the starting long snapper Alabama Crimson Tide for four seasons, including the team's 2015 National Championship year. He missed only two games in four years due to injury and finished his collegiate career without a single botched snap in 583 attempts.[1] Following his senior season Mazza was invited to participate in the 2017 Senior Bowl.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Mazza garnered little NFL interest after graduating and worked for two years as a fitness coach until earning a tryout from the Alliance of American Football.[3]

Birmingham Iron[edit]

Mazza was signed by the Birmingham Iron of the Alliance of American Football. He served as the long snapper in all eight of the team's games before the league folded.[4]

Los Angeles Chargers[edit]

Mazza was signed by the Los Angeles Chargers on April 8, 2019.[5] Mazza beat out nine year incumbent Mike Windt to become the Chargers' long snapper for the 2019 season.[6] Mazza made his NFL debut on September 8, 2019 against the Indianapolis Colts.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peterson, Michael (April 9, 2019). "Chargers sign former Alabama and Birmingham Iron long snapper Cole Mazza". BoltsFromTheBlue.com. SB Nation. Retrieved September 5, 2019.
  2. ^ Potter, Charlie (January 26, 2017). "Cole Mazza jumped at chance to compete in Senior Bowl". AlabamaOnLine.com. Retrieved September 5, 2019.
  3. ^ Miller, Jeff (September 6, 2019). "Chargers confident Trent Scott can tackle job of protecting Philip Rivers' blind side". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 5, 2019.
  4. ^ Borquez, Gavino (April 9, 2019). "Chargers sign former AAF long snapper". Chargers Wire. USA Today. Retrieved September 5, 2019.
  5. ^ Inabinett, Mark (April 8, 2019). "Cole Mazza joins Iron-to-NFL connection". AL.com. Retrieved September 5, 2019.
  6. ^ Inabinett, Mark (August 20, 2019). "Cole Mazza secures Los Angeles Chargers' long-snapper spot". AL.com. Retrieved September 5, 2019.
  7. ^ Inabinett, Mark (September 8, 2019). "Alabama NFL roundup: Mark Ingram starts fast with Ravens". AL.com. Retrieved September 9, 2019.

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