Several Eagles players have won various awards recently. Nick Foles was elevated to the Pro Bowl, Evan Mathis finally made the Pro Bowl, and LeSean McCoy was named as the NFC Offensive Player of the Year. But truth is none of those awards matter now because Jon Dorenbos, the Eagles long snapper, is now an award winner too.
Dorenbos has been named to the USA Football All-Fundamentals Team.
USA Football has selected Philadelphia Eagles long snapper JON DORENBOS as a member of the 2013 USA Football All-Fundamentals Team, which honors 26 NFL players – 11 offense, 11 defense and four special teams – who exhibit exemplary football techniques for youth players to emulate. The fifth annual USA Football All-Fundamentals Team recognizes NFL players who employ proper technique, particularly when blocking and tackling, which fosters better on-field performance and inherent safety benefits. Dorenbos maintains consistency through a wide base, proper grip and strong follow-through, producing tight spirals on delivery to his targets. "Player safety is a huge issue for me," Dorenbos said. "Quality of life is a huge issue for me. So you put yourself in a position to be safe, smart and have fun by being fundamentally sound."
The USA Football All-Fundamentals Team is selected with guidance from a five-person committee: Charles Davis, Herm Edwards, Merril Hoge, Carl Peterson, and Bill Polian.
Dorenbos has been a stable fixture as the Eagles long snapper since 2006. Dorenbos recorded 2 special teams tackles this year along with many great long-snapped balls to fan-favorite Eagles punter Donnie "Football" Jones. Dorenbos is also known for his contributions off the field as a motivational magician and corporate speaker. And let's not forget about the charming Mrs. Dorenbos.
All said, a solid award for a solid guy.