Arizona Cardinals Special Teams Depth Chart

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Long Snapper:

Oct 26, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals long snapper Mike Leach against the Philadelphia Eagles at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Leach:

One of the most crucial jobs, that many take for granted, is the long snapper position. Mike Leach currently holds this position and is one of the best.

Leach has played for 15 seasons and has a very interesting story that most do not know.

He was a starting tight end and punter at William & Mary, and when his transferred to Boston University he dropped football. In 2011 he was inducted to the William & Mary Hall of Fame.

He played two seasons with the Tennessee Titans in 2000 and 2001, then played seven seasons with the Denver Broncos before signing with the Cardinals in 2009.

Long snappers usually just snap the ball to the holder or the punter, and then run down the field. For Mike Leach it is different, he plays a big role in the Cardinals special teams. He has had a fumble recovery, several plays where he saved the ball from a touchback, and has over 30 special teams tackles. Heading into the season Leach has played in 200 straight games, and will look to continue that in 2015.

Leach signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals this offseason, which means he could retire after the season.