Kameron Canaday

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Kameron Canaday
No. 57 – Pittsburgh Steelers
Position: Long snapper
Personal information
Born: (1993-08-20) August 20, 1993 (age 25)
Eugene, Oregon
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school: Sheldon (Eugene, Oregon)
College: Portland State
Undrafted: 2016
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2017
Games played: 19
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Kameron Canaday (born August 20, 1993) is an American football long snapper for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Portland State and signed with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2016.

Early years[edit]

Canaday played high school football at Sheldon High School in Eugene, Oregon, where he was a long snapper and defensive lineman.[1][2] He earned First Team All-Southwest League honors as a defensive lineman.[2] He was rated one of the best long snappers in the country by Rubio Long Snapping.[3][4][5][6] He helped the team advance to the OSAA Class 6A state championship his senior year in 2011, where they lost to Lake Oswego High School.[7][5][8] He was also on the Sheldon High team that won the OSAA Class 6A state championship his sophomore year in 2009.[7][9] He played basketball in high school as well.[2]

College career[edit]

Canaday was a four-year starter at long snapper for the Portland State Vikings of Portland State University from 2012 to 2015.[1] He missed the first five games of his freshman season in 2012 while waiting for the NCAA to declare him eligible. He then started the final six games of the season and recorded one special teams tackle.[1][2] He played in eleven games, all starts, for the Vikings in 2013 and missed one game due to injury.[2] He appeared in 12 games, all starts, for the team in 2014 and made two special teams tackles.[1][2] Prior to the 2015 season, he was named a preseason First Team All-American by Stats Inc., and was also named to the College Sporting News Preseason Fabulous 50 All-America Team.[3][2][10] He played in all 12 games his senior year in 2015 and was named an FCS Third Team All-American.[1][11] He also had a fumble recovery on a muffed punt in 2015.[1] Canaday played in 41 games during his college career.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 4 in
(1.93 m)
237 lb
(108 kg)
5.16 s 1.83 s 2.91 s 4.63 s 33 in
(0.84 m)
9 ft 5 in
(2.87 m)
12 reps
All values from Portland State Pro Day[12]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Canaday signed with the Arizona Cardinals on May 2, 2016 after going undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft.[13][14] He won the Cardinals' long snapper job after a competition with fellow rookie Danny Dillon.[15][16][17] Canaday played in three games for the team before being released on September 27, 2016.[13][18] His release came two days after he botched a snap that was returned for a touchdown in a game against the Buffalo Bills.[18] He also had a low snap on a potential game-tying field goal with under a minute to play in the Cardinals 23–21 loss in Week 1 to the New England Patriots.[15][19]

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

On February 21, 2017, Canaday was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers.[20] He was released by the Steelers on May 5, 2017.[21] He was re-signed on May 30, 2017.[22] He was brought in to compete with rookie Colin Holba for the vacant long snapper position that was held by Greg Warren for 11 seasons.[23][24][25] Canaday was named the Steelers' long snapper to begin the regular season.[25]

Personal life[edit]

Canaday's father played college football at Western Oregon as a long snapper and defensive lineman.[26]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Kameron Canaday". goviks.com. Archived from the original on September 29, 2016. Retrieved September 29, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Lund, Mike (July 9, 2015). "Kameron Canaday Selected To Stats FCS Pre-Season All-America Team". goviks.com. Archived from the original on September 29, 2016. Retrieved September 29, 2016. 
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  5. ^ a b Mims, Steve (January 13, 2012). "Scholarship offer a snap for Canaday". The Register-Guard. thefreelibrary.com. Archived from the original on September 30, 2016. Retrieved September 29, 2016. 
  6. ^ "National Kicking & Snapping Event recap". espn.com. February 14, 2012. Archived from the original on September 30, 2016. Retrieved September 29, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "OSAA Football Championships" (PDF). osaa.org. p. 5. Archived from the original on September 30, 2016. Retrieved September 29, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Football: Recapping the 2011 OSAA State Championships". highschoolsports.oregonlive.com. December 12, 2011. Archived from the original on September 30, 2016. Retrieved September 29, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Kameron Canaday". lesschwabbowl.com. Archived from the original on September 29, 2016. Retrieved September 29, 2016. 
  10. ^ "College Sporting News preseason Fabulous Fifty FCS All-America Team". ncaa.com. August 4, 2015. Archived from the original on September 29, 2016. Retrieved September 29, 2016. 
  11. ^ Haley, Craig (December 15, 2015). "FCS football: STATS releases its 2015 All-America Team". ncaa.com. Archived from the original on September 29, 2016. Retrieved September 29, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Kameron Canaday". nfldraftscout.com. Archived from the original on September 29, 2016. Retrieved September 29, 2016. 
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  14. ^ "Arizona Cardinals Transactions - 2016". espn.com. Archived from the original on September 29, 2016. Retrieved September 29, 2016. 
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  16. ^ Mims, Steve (September 11, 2016). "Sheldon graduate makes Arizona Cardinals as long snapper". registerguard.com. Archived from the original on September 30, 2016. Retrieved September 29, 2016. 
  17. ^ Urban, Darren (May 16, 2016). "Man-On-Man To Become Cardinals' Long Snapper". azcardinals.com. Archived from the original on September 30, 2016. Retrieved September 29, 2016. 
  18. ^ a b Alper, Josh (September 27, 2016). "Cardinals dump Kameron Canaday two days after botched snap". profootballtalk.nbcsports.com. Archived from the original on September 29, 2016. Retrieved September 29, 2016. 
  19. ^ Sherman, Rodger (September 12, 2016). "The Cardinals lost to the Patriots because of a bad snap. How did that happen?". sbnation.com. Archived from the original on September 30, 2016. Retrieved September 29, 2016. 
  20. ^ Jackson, Zac (February 21, 2017). "Steelers add a punter and a long snapper". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com. 
  21. ^ "Steelers release two players". Steelers.com. May 5, 2017. 
  22. ^ Varley, Teresa (May 30, 2017). "Steelers sign two, release one". Steelers.com. 
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  25. ^ a b Perrotto, John (September 9, 2017). "5 surprises on Steelers 53-man roster". fanragsports.com. Archived from the original on October 11, 2017. Retrieved October 11, 2017. 
  26. ^ Hood, Scott (July 24, 2015). "Canaday emerges as elite long snapper". psuvikingtales.com. Archived from the original on September 29, 2016. Retrieved September 29, 2016.