I talked recently with long snapper Bret White about his preparations for Tech’s pro day, which is next Monday. I think I’m going to write about it for the paper, so I don’t want to give away all of it, but I’ll share some of what he talked about.
He’s been working out with strength and conditioning coach Eric Ciano since Jan. 2 to get his body in better shape for the drills he’ll have to do at the pro day. He realizes that no one is going to give him a shot because he runs a blazing 40 or has an off-the-charts vertical, but better an average 40 than a slow 40. He’s been getting help from former Tech punter Durant Brooks, who is now with the Packers. Brooks finished the season on their practice squad and and was signed to their offseason roster.
White said Brooks has helped him with learning the different footwork required for NFL snappers. (The roles are slightly different, he explained, because linemen can run downfield right after the snap in college but have