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Navy football’s Michael Pifer hopes to be snapped up by an NFL franchise

Michael Pifer has been honing his craft while obeying the most basic restriction put in place to combat spread of the coronavirus.

Navy’s standout former long snapper is preparing for an opportunity in the National Football League back home in Irwin, Pennsylvania. He works daily with a neighbor named Anthony Youngo, a senior at Penn Trafford High who signed with the Robert Morris football program as a long snapper.

“We practice social distancing by working on our long snapping,” Pifer said. “We’re always at least eight yards apart.”

That is the distance a long snapper must deliver the ball for a typical placekick in the NFL.