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Get to know long snapper Justin Drescher

Posted Aug 6, 2017

Longtime Saints re-joins teams

No. 49
HEIGHT: 6-1  WEIGHT: 235
COLLEGE: COLORADO
JOINED SAINTS: FA-10
NFL EXPERIENCE: 8
BORN: 1/1/88

NFL CAREER – Drescher was signed as a free agent by the Saints during the 2010 season and has handled snapping duties in all 102 regular season games and four postseason contests.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Re-signed, 8/6/17; Agreed to terms on a four-year contract, 3/13/13; Agreed to terms on a one-year contract, 2/29/12; Signed by New Orleans, 11/23/10; Waived by Atlanta Falcons, 6/15/10; Signed by Atlanta as an undrafted free agent, 4/26/10.

2016 – Handled long snapper duties in all 16 games. Appeared in 100th career game at Arizona, Dec. 18. 2015 – Played in all 16 games handling snapping. Recorded career-high two special teams tackles. 2014 – Played in all 16 games handling snapping…Recorded a special teams tackle vs. Cincinnati, Nov. 16. Helped Shayne Graham convert 19-of-22 FG attempts.  2013 – Handled snaps in all 16 regular season games and both playoff tilts. 2012 – Played in all 16 games, handling snapping. Helped Garrett Hartley convert 18-of-22 FG attempts. 2011 – Played in all 16 regular season games and both postseason contests, handling snapping on PATs, field goals and punts. Helped John Kasay convert 28-of-34 FG attempts.  2010 – After spending part of the offseason with Atlanta, signed by Saints, Nov. 23 and handled snapping duties for last six regular season games and NFC Wild Card Playoff at Seattle…Recorded a special teams tackle at Cincinnati, Dec. 5…Helped Hartley convert all ten FG attempts.

COLLEGE – LS for the Buffaloes for all four of his collegiate seasons in Boulder, appearing in 49 games, making five tackles and recovering a fumble on special teams while handling the snap on every kick…Graduated with a bachelor’s degree in finance.

PERSONAL – Second-team All-District selection as senior, playing G and LS for Carroll (Southlake, Texas) HS, where he was a teammate of Chase Daniel…A part of two state championship teams, winning 32 consecutive games in his two seasons…Also lettered in baseball…Participated in a sporting clays competition with Saints alumni to benefit the Green Beret and Navy Seal Foundations in 2013…One of the club’s most active players in the community, has participated in the NFL-United Way Hometown Huddle events, Playworks School visits, literacy program visits, Second Harvest Food Bank Thanksgiving food drives, visited patients at Ochsner Medical Center as well as participating in the “Baskets of Hope” program at the hospital and participated in Verizon-sponsored fan engagement events…Captured home run derby in former teammate Tim Lelito’s charity softball games in 2014 and 2015…Born Jan. 1, 1988 in Colorado Springs, Colo.