Junkin mishap making teams focus on deep snappers

Updated: March 28, 2003, 4:38 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

For 19 seasons, Trey Junkin labored in anonymity, his private badge of honor the fact that NFL special teams coaches didn't need even five fingers to enumerate the errant deep snaps he had produced during his career.

Then all that changed on Jan. 5, when Junkin's botched placement snap deprived New York Giants place kicker Matt Bryant the opportunity for a 41-yard, game-winning field goal, and set off a Keystone Kops sequence in which the game referees blew a pass interference call in San ...

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