Seahawks release long snapper, U.S. Army veteran Nate Boyer

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Seahawks release former Green Beret Nate Boyer
Tuesday August 18th, 2015

The Seattle Seahawks have released long snapper and U.S. Army veteran Nate Boyer, the team announced Tuesday. Fox Sports' Jay Glazer first reported the news

With Seattle in need of a skill position player, the 34-year-old NFL rookie was cut to make room on the roster.

Boyer was signed in May immediately after the NFL draft.

“I’m enjoying every minute,” Boyer said at Seahawks training camp last week. “Obviously I’m working hard and trying to get better and show the world and whoever else what I can do on the field. But at the same time, I’m trying to remember that this may be all I get, so embrace it, enjoy it.”

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According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, Seahawks general manager John Schneider gave an “emphatic yes” when asked if Boyer could play in the league. 

Boyer taught himself the skills of long snapping during the time he spent overseas. At age 29, after tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, Boyer walked on at the University of Texas and became the Longhorns' top long snapper in his last three college seasons.

Boyer was named the 2012–13 Big 12 Sportsperson of the Year.

- Kayla Lombardo

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