New Orleans Saints add long snapper Chris Highland to training camp roster


According to reports, the New Orleans Saints have filled a roster vacancy by adding long snapper Chris Highland, who tried out for the team at rookie minicamp.

A product of Illinois State, Highland was named a First-team All American as a long snapper in 2014 by The Associated Press.


"2014: First-Team All-America selection at long snapper by The Associated Press and The Sports Network … named to the College Sporting News 2014 Fabulous Fifty FCS All-America Team … First-Team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection … MVFC All-Academic Team honorable-mention selection … played in all 15 games and was not credited with a bad snap all season … recorded a career-best three tackles on special teams in a win at Indiana State.2013: Second-Team FCS All-America Team selection by The Sports Network at longsnapper … played in all 11 games and was not credited with a bad snap all season … also added a tackle and recovered a fumble at North Dakota State.2012: Saw action in all 13 games as the team’s primary longsnapper … was not credited with a bad snap all season … recorded first career tackle against Missouri State.2011: Played in two games as the team’s backup longsnapper.2010: Redshirted.Bloomington Central Catholic HS: Four-year letterwinner for head coach Bobby Moews … was the team’s starting center and longsnapper and was named the team’s lineman of the year … all-conference honorable mention selection as a senior … recorded six special teams tackles and recovered two fumbles … also started at center and served as the team’s longsnapper as a junior when it won the state championship … was the team’s longsnapper as a sophomore when BCC was the state runner-up … also a standout baseball player … named an all-conference honorable mention selection as a pitcher as a senior.Personal: Born January 4, 1992, in Normal, Ill. … son of Dan and Pam Highland … has two sisters, Danielle and Kelli … father, Dan, serves as a member of the bench crew at football and men’s and women’s basketball games at ISU… uncle, Tim, played baseball at Olivet Nazarene … major in broadcast journalism."

The New Orleans Saints now have two very interesting positional battles between Chris Highland and veteran Justin Drescher at long snapper, and Dustin Hopkins and Zach Hocker at kicker.

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