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Ethan Albright
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Albright at the 2008 Pro Bowl.
No. --     Free agent
Long snapper / Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1971-05-01) May 1, 1971 (age 48)
Place of birth: Greensboro, North Carolina
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 248 lb (112 kg)
Career information
College: North Carolina
Undrafted in 1995
Debuted in 1995 for the Miami Dolphins
Career history
* Miami Dolphins ( 1995)[1]
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
* First-team All-ACC (1993)
Career NFL statistics as of 2010
Games played     236
Games started     0
Stats at NFL.com

Lawrence Ethan Albright (born May 1, 1971 in Greensboro, North Carolina) is an American football long snapper who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 1995. He played college football at North Carolina. He is known mainly as a long snapper. He is also known by the nickname "The Red Snapper" due to his specialty position combined with his bright red hair.

Albright has been a member of the Miami Dolphins, Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills, Washington Redskins, and San Diego Chargers.

Early yearsEdit

Albright attended Grimsley High School in Greensboro, North Carolina (1989), and was a standout in football, basketball, and baseball.

College careerEdit

Albright played tight end early in his career for the North Carolina Tar Heels but later switched to offensive tackle and was named First Team All-ACC at that position in 1993. Albright also handled the long snapping duties for the Tar Heels.

Professional careerEdit

Miami DolphinsEdit

Albright began as an undrafted free agent, but later signed with the Miami Dolphins.

Washington RedskinsEdit

In 2001, he signed with the Redskins.[1][2] On March 3, 2005, he was re-signed by the team.

Albright was named to his first Pro Bowl following the 2007 season.[1][3] He wore the number 21, along with teammates Chris Cooley and Chris Samuels, in honor of their teammate Sean Taylor, who was killed during the 2007 season. Albright was re-signed by the Redskins, keeping him away from the free agent market, on February 19, 2008.[4]

On February 13, 2009, Albright re-signed with the Washington Redskins.[5]

On September 28, 2010, Albright signed with the San Diego Chargers.[3] He was released two weeks later on October 13.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Albright and his wife, Katherine, have two daughters and two sons: Mary Grace, Madelyn Costner, Lawson Geoffrey and Nolan Davis; they reside in Greensboro, North Carolina.

In October 2006, Albright became a bit of a cult hero for penning an email to John Madden expressing his displeasure with his overall player rating of 53 out of 100 in the 2007 version of the popular Madden NFL football video game series. It was later revealed that Albright himself did not actually write the letter. [7]

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