Sundberg (right) during pregame in 2013
|No. 57 Washington Redskins|
|Date of birth:||July 29, 1987|
|Place of birth:||Phoenix, Arizona|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||245 lb (111 kg)|
|High school:||Phoenix (AZ) North Canyon|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2016|
Nick Sundberg (born July 29, 1987) is an American football long snapper for the Washington Redskins in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of California. He signed with the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He was also a member of the Baltimore Ravens.
Sundberg was born in Phoenix, Arizona and played high school football at North Canyon High School. He played left tackle until his junior season, when the coaches moved him to center. Since the previous long snapper had graduated, his coaches also made him the long snapper that season. It was at this point, that Sundberg began training with Ben Bernard. Ben Bernard was Sundberg's offensive and defensive line coach at North Canyon. Sundberg also trained under him to become a better long snapper. They trained 5–6 days a week including lifting weights after Sundberg's senior season. Under Bernard's tutelage, Nick was able to earn a full scholarship to the University of California Berkeley. Sundberg continues to train with Bernard every off-season in Phoenix and now assists him in the training of younger long snappers.
During his senior year, Sundberg was the team's captain and was named All-region honorable mention.
Sundberg attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he played in 52 consecutive games and served as the long snapper for his entire four-year college career. He won the starting job in preseason as a true freshman and served as the long snapper on field goals and punts in all 13 games all four years at Cal.
Sundberg graduated with a degree in legal studies in three-and-a-half years.
On January 29, 2010, Sundberg signed a futures contract with the Washington Redskins. By the start of the 2010 season, he beat out Pro Bowl long snapper Ethan Albright, who was released early in the preseason, and free agent acquisition, James Dearth, for the team's long snapper position.
In the 2012 season opener win against the New Orleans Saints, Sundberg broke his left arm late in the first half of the game and continued to play throughout the second half. On September 11, 2012, he was placed on the injured reserve list, but was designated to return and the Redskins signed Justin Snow to replace him. On November 6, the Redskins activated Sundberg from injured reserve list.
Originally set to become a restricted free agent for the 2013 season, Sundberg agreed to a four-year contract to stay with the Redskins on March 10, 2013. In the Week 6 game against the Dallas Cowboys in 2013, he tore the meniscus in his right knee and was placed on injured reserve the next day.
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