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The best holder in football, part 4


February 12, 2021

After a successful ten years as an Indianapolis Colt, punter and place-kick holder Hunter Smith was signed by the Washington Redskins for the 2009 season. The Redskins were hapless that year, finishing with a record of four wins and 12 losses. Smith’s season, however, was quite successful.

Smith was always under pressure when handling snaps from center to get the ball placed perfectly for the kicker. But sometimes a team will “fake” a kick and have the holder run the ball or pass it to another player.

In his very first game as a Redskin, on Sept. 13, 2009, Smith was called upon to r...

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