Drew Ferris makes it a Snap
Twenty-four year San Diego local Drew Ferris is becoming the exception. Most people know the odds of making it to the National Football League are beyond slim. Ferris leaves to start OTA’s with the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. He knows his dream is just beginning.
"I feel like this is the tip of the iceberg," says Ferris on his recent signing after the Free Agent Combine.
Ferris’ position, long snapper. He started playing the position by chance. The JV team at La Costa Canyon was in need of a specialist. A group of players were asked who wanted to try and Ferris decided to give it a go. It stuck. Ferris spent his final two high school seasons at San Diego Jewish Academy. From there he took a chance as a preferred walk on at Florida. After a brief rookie mini camp with the New York Jets Ferris wasn’t signed.
Ferris completed his Masters degree in 2015 and decided to head back to San Diego. He had spent time training with John Carney here in the offseason and decided to commit to full time. In March Ferris attended the free agent combine.
"I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to move on or give it another go. I didn’t want to have any regrets," said Ferris.
Right after snapping Ferris’ agent’s cell phone began to blow up. The Seattle Seahawks were very interested. While talking to them the Detroit Lions also showed interest. For the first time Ferris was being recruited. On March 23rd he made it official and signed with the Seahawks. While he is overjoyed to be signed there is plenty of work to be done.
"It will be real when I make the roster and make that first snap in preseason. Then it will be real," says Ferris.
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