Former NFL long-snapper and current Kansas City Chiefs’ radio field reporter Kendall Gammon has agreed to speak June 2 during Chingawassa Days in Marion.
Gammon was born in Rose Hill and played college football for the Pittsburg State University Gorillas. He was a team captain his junior and senior seasons, and in his 1991 senior season, the Gorillas won their third NCAA Division II national championship.
Gammon was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1992. He played for the Steelers for four years and appeared in seven playoff games, including Super Bowl XXX.
He then played four seasons with the New Orleans Saints before joining the Kansas City Chiefs for the 2000 season. He played seven seasons for the Chiefs, during which time he was selected to the 2004 Pro Bowl, becoming the first long-snap specialist ever selected to the NFL’s all-star exhibition.
After retiring from football in 2006, Gammon became a field reporter for Chiefs’ radio broadcasts on 101.1 FM KCFX.
Gammon is the author of two books, “Life’s a Snap” and “Leadership Lessons from the Best of the NFL.”