2028’s Brady Dolan is a highly decorated long snapping prodigy | Youth1

2028’s Brady Dolan is a highly decorated long snapping prodigy

Brady Dolan is one of the best players from the Gallatin, TN area in the Class of 2028.  


The 4-foot-11, 130-pound Dolan, who attends Station Camp Elementary, is a reliable long snapper.   



Dolan has earned plenty of recognition during his career, such as: 

  • 2019 Tennessee Future Stars 6th grade team selection as a third grader 
  • 8u Born to Compete Lineman of the Year (2018) 
  • 2018 Warzone Tournament Offensive Lineman and Defensive Lineman MVP 
  • 2017 D1spects 6u Offensive Lineman MVP
  • 2018 D1spects Top Lineman 
  • 2019 Catch Cover Elite’s No. 26 player overall and No. 1 center in his class

Dolan is humbled by the accolades. 

“Just means that I have trusted the process that has been laid out in front of me to succeed! I stick to trusting the process!” Dolan said. “Tennessee Future Stars sixth grade  was amazing. I was a third grader that started at long snapper vs. sixth grade Kentucky. I spent the week at Austin Peay State practicing two times a day, eating on campus and rooming with sixth graders. Game day was amazing. We played our game at Austin Peay and we converted on our field goals and punt attempts with ease.”

Dolan shares some other camps he’s attended. 

“I have attended Rubio and Kohl’s Long Snapping Camps. I attended Kohl’s early in 2019 and really learned a lot. It was down the road from my house. I scored superior on my snaps which is the highest level,” Dolan said. “I went to Rubio Long Snapping Camp in March of 2020. I competed with 2024 kids and I am 2028. I finished second out of 10 kids.I am currently sitting 4th out of 28 kids in that age group that competed at Rubio this year so I am doing alright I would say.”

Last season, Dolan captured a championship while starting every game at center on the sixth grade team as a fourth grader. 


No matter the opponent, every game Dolan is determined to give it his all. 


Dolan is going all out. 


The motor is always at full throttle whenever Dolan steps between the lines.


“My mindset is that I want to be the best,” Dolan said. “No doubt about it!”


Dolan has great passion and energy whenever he’s on the field. Dolan tells why he enjoys the game of football so much. 


“I love just getting to have fun with my friends and teammates,” Dolan said. “I love meeting new people across the country.”


Dolan has learned many valuable lessons from playing football that he applies to his everyday life. 


“Football has taught me if you work hard you will get what you deserve,” Dolan said. 


Dolan shares his favorite memory of playing football.


“Winning the YNC Battle /Generation Nexxt National Championship,” Dolan said. “We worked so hard in 2018 to be the No. 1 team in the country. My teammates and my coaches were awesome!”


Dolan takes his role as one of the leaders on the team very seriously. Dolan makes sure he’s a daily positive influence on his peers.


“I do not say a whole lot but I will do what’s asked out of me and lead by example,” Dolan said. “The best advice I give is to leave it all on the field. We are blessed to have this opportunity.”


Dolan is appreciative of having amazing male role models that are supportive.


“They’ve taught me about the importance of hard work and trusting the process!” Dolan said. 


Dolan patterns his mentality after these players. 

“High school: Xander Echols, College: Quentin Skinner (LSU) , Pro: Matt Overton (Pro Bowler). I look up to Echols because he has really been there especially at my first Rubio Camp to answer any questions. He is a senior in Alabama this year committed to UAB for 2021,” Dolan said. “Skinner was the best snapper coming out of high school in 2019. Skinner started snapping at my age with Rubio and set the standard for me! Matt Overton is not only my trainer but someone I know that has my best interest in mind. Matt worked with me from March to June in Nashville this year on my long snapping.”

Dolan lists math as his favorite subject in school. 

“I love numbers,” Dolan said. 


Dolan explains his collegiate aspirations. 


“My top college choices are (in no order) Alabama, Vanderbilt, Middle Tennessee State, LSU, Florida State, UCLA  and Wisconsin,” Dolan said. 

Dolan maintains a rigorous schedule to stay sharp.

“I do slow motion snapping drills and dry ball drills,” Dolan said. “Stuff people think is boring but in reality is the best to improve your game.”


Dolan is striving for greatness in all that he does. 


“When I get to high school, I want to win state, start varsity as a ninth grader, be the No. 1 long snapper in the country and win the Rubio Long Snapper of the Year.”


Dolan describes what he believes separates himself from the pack. 


“My work ethic has me long snapping the ball years ahead of my age,” Dolan said. “ I work hard, trust the process, and have fun. I am a hard working kid! I will lead by example. No need to talk!”



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