Long snapping isn't easy, ladies and gentlemen, and like every other position on the football field, it takes a ton of practice to get the proper technique down. Apparently the folks at USA Football have noticed this, and have decided that the (primary) long snapper for our own Minnesota Vikings is the most fundamentally sound long snapper in the league.
Yes, USA Football has named Cullen Loeffler to their "All-Fundamentals" team for the 2011 season at the long snapper position. He has been the Vikings' long snapper since signing with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Texas in 2004. He's worked with kicker Ryan Longwell and punter Chris Kluwe since 2006, making them the longest-tenured kicking trio in the National Football League.
Of course, we know that Cullen Loeffler is out for the rest of this season after getting douchepickled by Atlanta's Kerry Meier on a punt return a couple of weeks ago, but that apparently wasn't enough to prevent the folks at USA Football from recognizing how solid and consistent he is at the long snapper position.
Congratulations to Cullen Loeffler on being named to the USA Football All-Fundamentals Team for 2011.