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Ole Miss long snapper suddenly steps away from team 1 day before season opener to focus on law school

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Chadwick Lamar was competing with Jack Propst for the starting gig.

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THUNDEROUS NEWS out of Oxford, Miss. on Friday as Chadwick Lamar, one of Ole Miss’ long snappers, announced on Twitter that he was amicably stepping away from the team. The season starts Saturday night with South Alabama in Oxford.

Hugh Freeze mentioned at SEC media days this summer that Lamar was locked in a depth chart battle with Jack Propst, who’s A FIVE-STAR LONG SNAPPER PROSPECT.

Lamar, for his part, began his career at Ole Miss as a walk-on and earned a bevy of academic accolades, which could be a driving factor in his decision to leave football. He saw action in two games in 2015, earning a letter, after red-shirting in 2014. His grandfather, Wayne Terry Lamar, played on the offensive line at Ole Miss in 1959 and 1960.

So full-time duties thus shift over to Propst, who, as we’ve already noted, IS A FIVE-STAR LONG SNAPPER. That’s due in large part to going 100-of-100 in snaps in his high school career at Brentwood Academy (Tenn.). Here’s his bio, courtesy of Kohl’s Kicking:

Propst is as fluid and smooth as any snapper in the 2016 class. He finished in the top 10 at the 2015 Scholarship Camp. Propst has unwavering confidence and remains composed at all times. He has a very natural snapping motion and tight rotation on his snaps. He also put his athleticism on display at the Scholarship Camp by running a 4.48 second pro agility.

UNWAVERING CONFIDENCE.

So happy trails, Chadwick Lamar, and may you long snap the hell out of whatever your next chapter may be.

UPDATE: Antonio Morales reports that Lamar made his decision in order to focus on law school.