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Menlo School , Trick shots by long-snapper

Date of competition: Tuesday, June 4, 2013

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Menlo School senior Zach Smith, who is set to play football at USC as a preferred walk-on, displayed his long-snapping skills in a video produced at Menlo by his classmates. The video was shot and produced by football teammate and fellow senior Max Parker -- also a punter -- and produced by Parker, Nick Batchelder, William Boyd, Alexander Carlisle and Richard Pham during their free periods over the last few weeks.

The video is getting plenty of attention from CNN, Bleacher Report, Yahoo! Sports, SI.com., USA Today - which even named Smith's trick snaps, ProFootballZone -- and several other sports web sites. Smith showcases his accuracy from varying distances by snapping into garbage cans -- even ones obscured from his vision and being carried by a moving golf cart. Smith knocks water bottles off fire alarms, tables, and from friends' hands. He even hits the mark through two car windows. The article and video has more than 14,000 hits just on Bleacher Report, a web site founded by Menlo School graduates.

After a standout performance at the annual national kicking and snapping event in Las Vegas, Smith was contacted by USC and given a chance to compete for the starting job next season. Over last summer, Smith participated in several long snapping camps, and by the preseason, was ranked by national coach Chris Rubio as the No. 8 long snapper in the country, and is currently ranked No. 2. One of the Knights’ four captains, he helped pave the way for the team’s run to the CCS Division IV championship game.

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Video Menlo School's Zach Smith shows off his long-snapping ability. Video courtesy of Menlo School on YouTube.com.
 
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