On Saturday, Penn State long snapper Chris Stoll won the Patrick Mannelly Award, which is given to the best long snapper in the country.
He won the award over finalist Alex Ward of UCF and Matt Hembrough of Oklahoma State for the award. The award is taken from the name of Patrick Mannelly, who was the long snapper at Duke and played for the Chicago Bears for from 1998-2013
Stoll a sixth-year senior who was voted team captain has been the primary long snapper for the past four seasons. He walked on at Penn State in 2017 and received a scholarship before the 2020 season.
Stoll helped punter Barney Amor to a 43.9 punting average and Jake Pinegar to 12 for 16 on field goals and 52 for 54 on extra points. He was the long snapper for 2021 Ray Guy Award Finalist Jordan Stout. His efforts helped him earn a spot on the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Watch List and is the president of the Penn State chapter of Uplifting Athletes.
Stoll is the fourth recipient of the Mannelly Award, which was first awarded in 2019. The three previous winners of the award were John Shannon of Notre Dame (2019,) Thomas Fletcher of Alabama (2020), and Cal Adomitis of Pitt last season.
Stoll would like to go out on top in his final game in the Rose Bowl, Monday, Jan. 2.