While he really has no positional relation to the long snapper I am profiling today, do you think I would pass up a chance to honor Mark Simoneau (42) with this picture from one of his best games?
In which BracketCat counts down the 42nd day until the 2020 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State long snapper Randen Plattner.
Disclaimer: As the 2020 current football season still is technically set to proceed as planned in Manhattan on Sept. 5, we will continue the Countdown as normal for now.
#42 Randen Plattner
Redshirt Sophomore | 6-2 | 217 lbs. | Parkville, Missouri
- Position: Long Snapper
- Previous College: None
- Projection: Second-String
- Status: Preferred Walk-On
Randen Jul Plattner (b. Dec. 8, 1999) is a walk-on long snapper from Park Hill High School in Parkville, Missouri. He redshirted in 2018 and played in all 13 games in 2019, serving as the team’s primary long snapper for both field goals and extra points.
Plattner was true on all 67 snaps during last season and earned first-team Academic All-Big 12 accolades. He is majoring in mechanical engineering.
A three-year letter-winner at Park Hill under head coach Josh Hood, Plattner was rated the 23rd-best long snapper in the nation, according to Rubio Long Snapping.
He made 11 tackles and recovered a fumble in his prep career, helping the Trojans earn a 10-3 record and state semifinals appearance as a senior, and also lettered three years in golf.