Eagles long snapper Rick Lovato can flex like a gymnast and build a mean Italian hoagie. And, no, no relation to Demi. | Marcus Hayes

Aug 27, 2018 328

BY: Marcus Hayes

As a kid, Rick Lovato was a fine pitcher and a good passer, but he was always too big to play quarterback. His teams needed him on the offensive line. Lovato knew he'd be too light to play lineman in the NFL, so he took his big frame and strong arm and become a long-snapper.

Now 6-2 and 249 pounds, Lovato replaced magical fan favorite Jon Dorenbos at the end of 2016. Then, in 2017, he made some magic of his own. He fired the snap for the 61-yard field goal that beat the Giants in Game 3, which started the nine-game winning streak, and he fired the snap for the field goal that iced the Eagles' win at Super Bowl LII.

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