The Art of the Snap

Memorial's Graham one of nation's top deep-snappers

Graham has been selected to play in USA Football's International Bowl. Via Vype

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The art of the snap.

While it seems so easy, the deep snapper position is becoming a highly-coveted specialty skill that can be the difference between a win and loss.

Houston is home to a nationally-ranked deep snapper in Memorial's Jacob Graham.

Graham's father had a friend who was a tight end for the New England Patriots, who converted to a deep snapper.

"That's when I really got interested in it," the long-time Texas A&M fan said. "It's a skill that anyone can learn. If you commit to it, you can get pretty good at it."

Graham only picked up the skill a year ago.

"You have to be pretty flexible in your hamstrings and shoulders to get you through the ball," he said. "Other than that, it's all about repetition. Over time, it will come."


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The state volleyball playoffs start tonight as area powers prepare for bracket play with hopes of reaching the finals in Garland, Texas.

So, as we are known to do, VYPE is going to boil it down for the fans.

Let's start in Class 6A Region II.

The Woodlands, Klein, Bridgeland and College Park are the Houston headliners coming out of this bracket, however, the 'Kats, Bears and Cavs will have to battle it out in the bottom half of the bracket.

Klein will likely play Bridgeland in Round 2, which could be an epic match-up.

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In Class 6A Region III, it's all about Ridge Point and Pearland Dawson, but they would face each other in the Regional Semis. Cinco Ranch could be a spoiler on the top part of the bracket.

The bottom half of the bracket is wide open. Seven Lakes? Cy-Fair? Or Deer Park, maybe?

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