clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Arizona long snapper Nick Reinhardt to sign with Cleveland Browns

NFL: Cleveland Browns at Chicago Bears Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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: