Mullins signs with ETSU

Published 2:51 am Friday, February 9, 2018

At Elizabethton High School, senior Chandlor Mullins played a lot of positions for the Cyclones football team before finding his niche as a long snapper.
Now the Cyclone is hoping to use his specialized skills as a snapper at East Tennessee State University where he signed to play football Wednesday afternoon inside Elizabethton High School.
“Every team needs a long snapper, no matter how big the team is or how small the team is,” said Mullins. “One long snap can win or lose the game for you.”
Mullins said he is excited to play at ETSU where he will join his brother, Adam Mullins, who has played with Buccaneers since the program’s recent reboot.
“I am extremely excited,” said Mullins. “I mean it is only like ten minutes down the road. My family has gone to this school. I get to be there with my brother. They have great majors that I can choose from. I will know a lot of people, and I will get to be close to my friends.”
While at ETSU, Mullins will play under first-year head coach Randy Sanders who took over after the retirement of coach Carl Torbush.
“Coach Sanders has been to the top,” said Mullins. “He has won national championships. He has had first-round draft picks. It will be an honor to play underneath Coach Sanders.”
At Elizabethton, Mullins had 37 consecutive starts for Cyclones with zero bad snaps. The future Buccaneer was a two-time all-conference selection while helping the Cyclones to two conference championships.
On hand during Wednesday’s signing was Elizabethton head coach Shawn Witten, who was excited to see one of his players sign with an NCAA Division I program.
“He is following in his brother’s footsteps,” said Witten. “There is a lot of things Chandlor can do and a lot of positions he can play. Him and his brother have kind of found something they are good at in long snapping.”
“Anytime you can be a part of a program, especially one that is going in a direction like ETSU, is great,” Witten added.

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