PITTSBURGH — Former Pitt Panthers long snapper Cal Adomitis played a pivotal role in the Cincinnati Bengals’ Divisional playoff win over the Buffalo Bills this weekend. In the heavy snow that blanketed Buffalo, Adomitis executed clean special teams work and got the game ball from his head coach afterward.
“It’s hard, man, to snap, the hold, the kick, the punt,” Bengals head Coach Zac Taylor said before tossing a ball to Adomitis.
Adomitis put together a decorated career at Pitt that included a first-team All-American selection by the American Football Coaches Association in 2021 and Distinction as the Patrick Mannelly Award Winner for best senior long snapper at the FBS level that same year. He played in and started each of his 64 career games dating back to 2017.
He signed with the Bengals as an undrafted free agent and spent Week 1 on the practice squad. When his team lost their starting long snapper to injury, and lost a game partly because they used a backup tight end as their emergency long snapper, Adomitis was elevated to the active roster and a starting role. He’s proven a valuable addition for the AFC North Champion Bengals, who will meet the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game next weekend.
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