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Los Angeles Chargers sign former Tide snapper Cole Mazza

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It did not take long for Cole Mazza to find work. 

After the suspension to the Alliance of America Football League, the former University of Alabama long snapper is in the National Football League with the Los Angeles Chargers. 

News came out on Tuesday via the franchise’s social media account, as Mazza needed just one season with the Birmingham Iron to prove he is still valuable. He executed perfect snaps for placekicker Nick Novak and punter Colton Schmidt, helping the Iron clinch a playoff berth. 

Prior to the new league forming, the California native played four seasons under Nick Saban with the Crimson Tide. He was perfect on all 583 of his snaps for punts, extra points and field goals.

With his expertise, Mazza assisted Cade Foster and Adam Griffith to be perfect on all point after touchdown tries in 2013 while Griffith hit all his extra points in the 2015 season. 

In terms of field goals, Griffith made 75 percent of his kicks (21 of 28) in 2016 and 72 percent in 2015 – College Football Playoff national championship year – with Mazza.  

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JK Scott averaged 46.5 yards per punt in three years with Mazza. 

As a freshman in 2014, Mazza aided the Colorado native to an average of 48 yards per boot – which was the highest in college football.

Scott excelled in flipping field position and in turn, Alabama’s defense had some of its finest performances from 2015-17. 

The Chargers have a great one in Mazza.  

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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