Virginia Tech long snapper Oscar Shadley named to Patrick Manelly Award watch lis
The award is named for NFL long snapper Patrick Manelly, who enjoyed a 16-year professional career with the Chicago Bears. Manelly helped found the award in 2019 to honor the game’s unsung special teams heroes, the long snappers.
Shadley has played in 35 games since his arrival on campus in 2018. The saw duty in nine games for the Hokies in 2020. The former U.S. Army All-American was ranked as the top long snapper in the nation out of high school by Rubio Long Snapping.
Ten semifinalists for the 2021 Patrick Manelly Award will be announced on Nov. 15, which will narrow to three finalists on Nov. 29.
The third winner of the honor will be announced at a dinner in Lake Bluff, Ill., on Dec. 11.