Each week during the college football season we will feature a player who is an officer for an Uplifting Athletes Chapter for our Beyond the Trophy series.
Name: Peter Snodgrass
College: Northwestern University
Height, weight, class, position: 6-0, 205 pound redshirt sophomore long snapper
High School: Palo Alto HS, Palo Alto, Calif.
About Snodgrass: A highly decorated high school linebacker, center and long snapper, Snodgrass is in his second season at Northwestern and is the No. 2 long snapper on the depth chart for the Wildcats. … Serves in a leadership position for the Northwestern Football Chapter of Uplifting Athletes. … Snodgrass was a team captain all four years of high school, is an Eagle Scout and was a President’s Gold Award honoree for community service.
What is your most memorable experience as a college football player?
Snodgrass: Beating Michigan State in triple overtime last season.
What drove you to get involved with Uplifting Athletes?
Snodgrass: Trey Klock, our chapter president, was a teammate I looked up to on the team. He told me about Uplifting Athletes and how it allows us to use our influence as football players to help raise awareness and support the rare disease community. As soon as I learned more about Uplifting Athletes, I realized I needed to get involved to support those I know with rare diseases.
What have you learned from your experience with Uplifting Athletes?
Snodgrass: I have learned how to organize and lead my teammates to tackle rare diseases. Our voice, as college football players, carries a lot of weight. People take notice to what college football players are doing, and I believe it’s my duty to utilize this voice to support a cause I believe in.
As a player, what is your favorite part of the game day experience at your home stadium?
Snodgrass: My favorite experience is running out of the tunnel for the opening kickoff. Every time I do this, I feel like I am 6 years old living out my dream.
Who is your favorite NFL player and why?
Snodgrass: Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo because I am trusting him to bring the 49ers back to the glory days.
If you could have lunch with any one person (dead or alive), who would you choose and why?
Snodgrass: William Campbell. He coached football at and played football for Columbia then went on to become known as the “Coach of Silicon Valley”. He was a trailblazer who believed personal relationships mattered more than the politics of business.
What is your favorite road stadium you ever played in and why?
Snodgrass: Nebraska because we won in overtime and the environment there was electric.
HOT SEAT QUESTIONS
What is your perfect pizza?
Snodgrass: Pepperoni, Mushrooms, Sausage, and Onions.
Last 3 songs you added to your playlist?
Snodgrass: Dark Necessities by Red Hot Chili Peppers; Beautiful Escape by Tom Misch and Good Intentions by Disclosure.
What is your go-to fast food restaurant?
Snodgrass: In-n-Out Burger.
Favorite sports team (any sport)?
Snodgrass: San Francisco 49ers.
What is the most used app on your phone?
No. 1 goal for yourself in 5 years?
Snodgrass: To be happy.