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 47)
Greensboro, North Carolina
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:248 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school:Grimsley (NC)
College:North Carolina
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
Player stats at PFR

Lawrence Ethan Albright (born May 1, 1971) is a former American football long snapper in the National Football League (NFL). 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 was a member of the 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, 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 his only 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]

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.

Albright now coaches High School Football at Page High School in Greensboro, NC; working with Offensive Linemen and Snappers.

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. Adding to the irony of the meme is Albright making his first Pro Bowl in 2007 following the low rating.[8][9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c
  2. ^ a b "The 10 Best Washington Redskins 2000-2009". 2009-12-22. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
  3. ^ "Recent Bills News". 2001-06-03. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
  4. ^ a b "Chargers Sign LS Ethan Albright". 2010-09-29. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
  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. 2008-01-24. Archived from the original on 2008-02-01. Retrieved 2008-01-24.
  6. ^ "Ethan Albright Re-Signs". The Washington Post. 2009-02-13. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
  7. ^ "Chargers sign long snapper Mike Windt, cut Ethan Albright". 2010-10-13. Archived from the original on 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
  8. ^ Page 2 : Meet Madden's Mr. Irrelevant
  9. ^ "'Madden 12' cover candidates". ESPN. 2011-03-24. Retrieved 2011-09-19.

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