Cardinals Add Punter Who Is Also a QB

Ball State added to their special teams legacy this week by picking up a commitment from one of the nation's top punters

Marysville (OH) Punter Nathan Snyder isn't your typical high school punter. Aside from booting balls with great distance and accuracy, pinning opponents inside the 10 yard line, Snyder is also his team's starting QB, and a good one too. This week Snyder announced his commitment to Ball State.

"Well first, I loved the football program," Snyder said. "They were very involved and everyone was friendly and welcomed me. The coaches are heading the program in the right direction and it is something I want to be a part of. The facilities really stood out to me as well. I loved walking on campus and having that feeling of security. It's a safe environment and it just felt like home. The coaches gave me everything I was looking for and I couldn't pass up that division one opportunity."

Snyder will have a chance to play for one of the best programs for producing Punters in Ball State. The 6-5 210 Punter is excited to add his name to the legacy left behind by former NFL players Brad Maynard and Reggie Hodges.

"It's super cool to now be a part of upholding the legacy of the punters at Ball State," Snyder said. "It's a tradition that I wanted to be a part of and have my piece in the story of Ball State football special teams."

But back to that QB thing, Snyder, who had an offer from Navy and a preferred Walk-On offer from Bowling Green along with being recruited by PittsburghMississippi State, UAB and Toledo, is a solid high school QB with a live arm. Having that in Coach Mike Neu's back pocket will be interesting for the next 4-5 years.

"You know anything is possible," Snyder said. "But I'm sure it will help and keep defenses on their toes."

Snyder also had some words for the fans of Cardinal Nation.

"I'm pumped to be a part of the Ball State football team and keep dominating special teams in the MAC," Snyder said. "I'm so grateful to have this opportunity."

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