Arizona Wildcats long snapper Nick Reinhardt is signing with the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent, according to Kohl’s Kicking.
Reinhardt was a three-year starter at Arizona, and would have been a four-year starter had he not torn his ACL in the 2017 season-opener.
The Scottsdale, Arizona native was an Under Armour All-American coming out of Notre Dame Prep, and won the long snapping competition national championships at Kohl’s Kicking prior to arriving at the UA.
The Cleveland Browns have picked up #KohlsSnapping UDFA long snapper Nick Reinhardt of Arizona.#KohlsElite | #BrownsDraft pic.twitter.com/AVhfxWpTEj— Kohl's Snapping Camps (@KohlsSnapping) April 28, 2019
While long snappers can be easy to overlook, the Wildcats missed Reinhardt badly in 2017, struggling mightily on special teams after his injury.
28-year-old Charley Hughlett has been the Browns’ long snapper since 2014. He signed a lucrative six-year extension back in February 2017.
Arizona will try to replace Reinhardt with redshirt junior Donald Reiter, redshirt freshman Geno Albini and/or incoming five-star prospect Seth Mackellar.
Albini will be the favorite to win the job if his snapping is as good as his tweeting:
"What's a Longsnapper?" pic.twitter.com/DxLKh073pi— Geno Albini (@GenoAlbini) April 17, 2019