2011 Countdown: #39 Tom Pomarico

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23Jul 2011
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2011 Countdown: #39 Tom Pomarico

Tom Pomarico (#91)

Name: Tom Pomarico
Height: 6’4″
Weight: 236 lbs.
High school: Lumen Christi High School in Jackson, MI
Position: Long snapper
Class: Redshirt senior
Jersey number: #91
Last year: I didn’t rank any long snappers.  Pomarico started all 13 games and made 2 tackles in coverage.

Pomarico might even be ranked too low here.  He’s been the starting long snapper for two seasons, and I can’t remember a single botched snap in that time.  It generally seems to be an assumption that extra point and punt snaps will be handled cleanly, but that’s not the case for every team.  Good snaps are expected.  Bad snaps can be devastating.

Prediction: Starting long snapper

23Aug 2009
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2009 Countdown: #41 The Long Snappers

George Morales
With the departure of long-time starting long snapper Sean Griffin, Michigan needs a replacement. The person pictured above is George Morales, the only scholarship long snapper on the team.
Unfortunately for him (and that scholarship), Morales is reportedly third on the depth chart:
1. Tom Pomarico (RS Sophomore)
2. Curt Graman (Freshman)
3. George Morales (RS Freshman)
I’m not sure how the long snapping depth chart will play out, but Michigan fans have been spoiled in recent years with good play from the long snapper. Hopefully, that tradition can continue. Bad special teams snaps can often be the difference between a win and a loss. Considering that the scholarship long snapper is currently the third best at his position, I’m expecting the winner of that battle to turn out to be pretty good.