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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Tanner Carew University of Oregon Snapper and NFL Prospect

NFL Prospect, Tanner Carew University of Oregon Snapper

Tanner Carew University of Oregon Snapper
I first met University of Oregon Snapper, Tanner Carew about two years ago when he came to Fountain Hills, Arizona for a ONE on ONE Snapping Lesson.  

I believe Tanner had heard about me from his teammate Aidan Schneider the University of Oregon Kicker, who I had been working and training since his sophomore year at Oregon.  

Later that year he came to Milwaukee, Wisconsin for his next ONE on ONE Snapping Lesson. There he and a very good snapping friend Scott Daly, from the University of Notre Dame worked out together at my summer location at Wisconsin Lutheran College.
Tanner Carew (Oregon) and Scott Daly (Notre Dame) After ONE on ONE Snapping Lessons in Wisconsin
2017 was going to be Tanner's final college season.  He was working his butt off to be the best he could be.  He came to Arizona twice in the spring.  The first visit was for a ONE on ONE Snapping Lesson and the next visit was to attend one of my a PRO Development Camp for College, Free Agent and Elite High School Snappers, Punters and Kickers.  
Tanner Carew Works NFL Punt Protection Footwork at May PRO Camp
In the last two years I have worked a lot with Tanner on his footwork and blocking technique.  In my opinion there are many good college snappers, but the difference between those college snappers that make it into NFL training camps or make final rosters, are those that can snap consistently and block an NFL rusher. 

Coach Zauner's Lessons and Snapping Camps Produce Results for College Snappers
Just a quick note. In the last several years Coach Zauner has worked with many of the top High School, College and Free Agent Snappers.  His ONE on ONE Snapping Lessons and Snapper's ONLY 'Vital Man' Training Camps have exposed young Snappers to a PRO Style of Snapping, Blocking and Coverage Techniques. 

These 'Vital Man' Training Camps are producing results for many college snappers. Tanner and Ike Powell (Auburn) were both invited to the 2018 Reese's Senior Bowl while Jake Wirsching (Bemidji State) was invited to the 2018 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl and Hunter Bradley (Mississippi State) attended the East / West Shrine Game.
Coach Zauner's 'Vital Man' Training Camps Produce Results for College Snappers
In the last two years that I have worked with Tanner, he has shown me to be not only coachable but also willing to try anything.  As I tell all the kicking specialists I train, "When you get to an NFL mini or training camp, many NFL coaches might ask you to do something a little different then what I'm asking or telling you to do".  "You need to adapted and try to conform to what that NFL coach wants you to do to fit into his system.   

Tanner is what I term a quick study.  He can adapt or adjust to just about anything I throw at him.  However, he and all specialist have to find out what works best for them. 
Tanner Carew Working Punt Protection Footwork During ONE on ONE Snapping Lesson
Tanner has now finished his senior season and has been rewarded for his hard work and successful career with an invite to the 2018 Reese's Senior Bowl.  Tanner Carew will be the snapper for the North Team and Ike Powell (Auburn) will be the snapper for the South Team. 
Coach Zauner with Ike Powell (Auburn) and Tanner Carew (Oregon)
Tanner was already an excellent snapper when I first met him.  I'm proud to say I had a chance to work and train him for the last two years and expose him to how an NFL Coach thinks and coaches specialists.  I just hope I played a small part in his success.  As a teacher and coach, I and any teacher finds success in seeing their students get better and be successful.  

Being invited to the Senior Bowl was a big start.  But than being invited to the NFL Combine was huge.  Every year the NFL Combine invites what they consider to be the best ranked or rated snapper by their scouting services.  This year the 2018 NFL Combine committee selected Tanner Carew. 

Being selected to the Senior Bowl and NFL Combine is not a sure thing of being drafted.  However, his chances are better than most.  I hope he will get a chance to play on Sundays, like many of his snapping friends and fulfill his dream of playing for an NFL Team.  Good Luck Tanner!
Tanner Carew and Coach Zauner at 2018 Reese's Senior Bowl
 All of Coach Zauner's Programs are producing Results and Award for many College Specialists.
Tanner Carew, Ike Powell, Matthew Gay and Jace Christmann Award Winners

In the last 9 years Coach Zauner's Snapping Programs have now produced 25 Snappers on NFL and CFL Rosters. 


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