Kendall Gammon

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Kendall Gammon
No. 60, 62, 46, 86, 83
Position: Long snapper/Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1968-10-23) October 23, 1968 (age 49)
Rose Hill, Kansas
Career information
High school: Rose Hill (KS)
College: Pittsburg State
NFL Draft: 1992 / Round: 11 / Pick: 291
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 234
Player stats at NFL.com

Kendall Robert Gammon (born October 23, 1968) is a former American football long snapper and tight end who played for three teams in the National Football League. In 2004, Gammon was the first pure long-snapper to be selected for the Pro Bowl.[1] Gammon currently serves as the field reporter and pre-game host for the Kansas City Chiefs' radio broadcasts on "101 The Fox".[1]

College career

Gammon attended Pittsburg State University, where he was a captain of the football team his junior and senior year.[2] He played tight end, offensive tackle, offensive guard and also handled the long-snaping. In 1991, Gammon was a part of the team coached by Chuck Broyles that won the Division II National Championship.[3]

NFL career

Gammon was drafted 291st overall in the 1992 NFL draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers.[4] For the Steelers, he was the long snapper and. backup offensive lineman from 1992 to 1995.

After spending four years with the New Orleans Saints, Gammon signed with the Chiefs as a free agent in February 2000. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2005 as a special teams player, long snapping for the AFC team.[5] Gammon was the first pure long-snapper to be selected for the Pro Bowl.[1]

Gammon played in 218 consecutive games, which ties him for 25th most all time of any player.[6][7]

After the NFL

In January 2008, Gammon returned to Pittsburg State, in Pittsburg, Kansas. He serves as the university’s Director of Development for Intercollegiate Athletics.[8]

Gammon was the co-owner of Paradise Nursery, a retail/wholesale distributor of nursery products in Kansas City, which was sold in 2013.[2]

Gammon has written two books, Life's a Snap: Building on the Past to Improve Your Future (ISBN 978-0981557403) and Game Plan: Leadership Lessons from the Best of the NFL (ISBN 978-0981557410).[6]

Personal life

Gammon married his college sweetheart while attending Pittsburg State.[2] His son, Blaise, is a tight end for Kansas State[9]

References

  1. ^ a b c KCCHIEFS radio Archived 2014-10-07 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b c "About Kendall". KendallGammon.com. 
  3. ^ "DII Football". NCAA.com. 
  4. ^ "National Football League: NFL Draft History". NFL.com. 
  5. ^ "2004 NFL Pro Bowlers". Pro-Football-Reference.com. 
  6. ^ a b Megan Armstrong. "Former NFL Long Snapper Kendall Gammon Thrived as NFL Role Player". Bleacher Report. 
  7. ^ "Kendall Gammon: Game Logs at NFL.com". nfl.com. 
  8. ^ "Meet the Staff". Pittsburg State University. 
  9. ^ "Blaise Gammon profile". KStateSports.com. 
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