scrimmage downs normally begin with a snap from a player called the center to the quarterback. However, on kicking plays, a player called the snapper will perform the snap. They are specifically trained to get the ball to the kicker or holder.
There are two types of snappers you should know in football:
Goals Of The Snapper (S)
The goals of the snapper are as follows:
The Long Snapper (LS)
On long snapper has a job of snapping the ball longer distances than a normal snapper. On punts, the long snapper will snap the ball approximately 15 yards. On field goals and extra point attempts, the long snapper will snap the ball 7 yards to a player called the holder. It is then the job of the holder to hold the ball in place for the placekicker.