Posted June 03, 2013

Future USC long snapper shows off skills in trick-shot video

Pac-12, Recruiting, Trick Videos, USC Trojans, YouTube

By Zac Ellis

We’ve seen plenty of trick-shot mixtapes hit the web before, including Johnny Manziel’s famous highlight video. But the clip above is a bit different: It involves the typically unsung position of long snapper.

Zach Smith, an Atherton, Calif. native and the No. 2 long snapper in the class of 2013 according to, put his spin on the trick-shot video phenomenon. A preferred walk-on at USC, Smith snapped footballs into a basketball hoop, several trash cans and through a car. He also coolly knocked water bottles off peoples’ heads.

The video first emerged through Reddit’s college football forum.