Seahawks sign Canadian Long Snapper

Seahawks sign Canadian Long Snapper

The Seattle Seahawks have added a third Canadian to the roster, signing former University of Regina Rams long snapper Jorgen Hus to a three-year contract.

The 24-year old joins fellow Canadians Jon Ryan and Luke Willson in Seattle.

Hus spent time during the 2013 preseason with the St. Louis Rams, signing with the club as an undrafted rookie free agent. He was released prior to the start of the regular season. In March he attended a free agent camp in Arizona and then started sending out additional film to NFL teams.

The 6-foot-1, 232-pound Hus has a close friend already on the Seahawks. Punter Jon Ryan is also a former University of Regina Ram. Hus and Ryan train together during the offseason at Sheldon-Williams Collegiate in Regina, and host local snapping and punting clinics for local youth.

“Jon is one of those rare people you can’t say enough good things about,” Hus told Regina Leader-Post reporter Daniel Nugent-Bowman. “He’s always been rooting for me, always saying good things to the right people for me.”

Hus, who received a 3-year contract with the Seahawks, will compete with fellow long snapper and Seahawks incumbent Clint Gresham.

In 2012, as a senior at the University of Regina, Hus had 23 total tackles (or 17.5 in Canadian stat-keeping terms) in seven games. Hus also worked on his long snapping skills in the Canadian Junior Football League with the Saskatoon Hilltops.

The former collegiate linebacker is well known for the following You Tube video featuring several long-snapping trick shots, including snapping a football through the open window of a moving car.

Photo courtesy coachzauner.blogspot.ca