Ethan Albright

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Ethan Albright
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Albright at the 2008 Pro Bowl
No. 71, 76, 77, 67
Position:Long snapper / Center
Personal information
Born: (1971-05-01) May 1, 1971 (age 49)
Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:248 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school:Grimsley (NC)
College:North Carolina
Undrafted:1994
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
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Lawrence Ethan Albright (born May 1, 1971) is a former American football long snapper who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 16 seasons, primarily with the Washington Redskins. From 1995 to 2010, he was a member of the Redskins for nine seasons, the Buffalo Bills for five seasons, and the Miami Dolphins and San Diego Chargers for one season each. Nicknamed The Red Snapper due to his position and his red hair, Albright played college football at North Carolina.

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, playing 10 games during the 1995 season.[1]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

Albright signed for the Buffalo Bills in 1996.[1] He played 16 games in every season between 1996 and 2000.[1]

Washington Redskins[edit]

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

Albright was named to the Pro Bowl following the 2007 season.[2][4] 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.[5]

On February 13, 2009, Albright re-signed with the Washington Redskins.[6]

On September 28, 2010, Albright signed with the San Diego Chargers.[4] He was released two weeks later on October 13.[7]

Following his retirement from the league, Albright set the record for the most consecutive starts by a long snapper at 230 and the most consecutive regular season starts at 224, the latter of which has been tied by John Denney.

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 his hometown of Greensboro, North Carolina. He is currently the assistant athletic director at Grimsley High School, his alma mater.

In popular culture[edit]

In 2006, Albright became an internet meme for being the lowest-rated NFL player in the video game Madden NFL 07 at 53 out of 99. The low rating was made popular by the now-defunct website Phat Phree and gained further traction after Albright received Pro Bowl honors the following year.[8][9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c http://www.nfl.com/player/ethanalbright/2499374/profile
  2. ^ a b "The 10 Best Washington Redskins 2000-2009". bleacherreport.com. December 22, 2009. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
  3. ^ "Recent Bills News". angelfire.com. June 3, 2001. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Chargers Sign LS Ethan Albright". cheeseheadtv.com. September 29, 2010. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
  5. ^ 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. January 24, 2008. Archived from the original on February 1, 2008. Retrieved January 24, 2008.
  6. ^ "Ethan Albright Re-Signs". The Washington Post. February 13, 2009. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
  7. ^ "Chargers sign long snapper Mike Windt, cut Ethan Albright". nationalfootballpost.com. October 13, 2010. Archived from the original on April 2, 2012. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
  8. ^ ESPN.com: Page 2 : Meet Madden's Mr. Irrelevant
  9. ^ "'Madden 12' cover candidates". ESPN. March 24, 2011. Retrieved September 19, 2011.

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