NASHVILLE – Snappers usually don't have their name called unless something bad happens.
Or, perhaps, unless they get a contract extension.
The latter is the case for Titans long snapper Beau Brinkley, who on Friday agreed to terms on a multi-year contract extension with the team.
Brinkley has been a dependable pro since signing with the Titans as an undrafted free agent following the 2012 NFL Draft. He's handled all of the team's snapping duties in every game since then for some of the franchise's all-time best at kicker and punter.
Titans punter Brett Kern has consistently praised Brinkley for helping his success. Kern has been named to the Pro Bowl in each of the past two seasons, and he's the franchise's all-time leader in gross punting average and net punting average.
Brinkley has also helped kickers Rob Bironas (2012-13) and Ryan Succop (2014-18) combine to make 85.6 percent of their field goals in Brinkley's first seven campaigns.
In 2018, Brinkley was the team's long snapper for every punt, field goal and extra point attempt for his seventh consecutive season. Brinkley has played in 112 career regular seasons games, and two playoff contests.
Brinkley's father, Mike, was an All-American defensive end and long snapper at Missouri Valley College. He taught Beau the skill of long snapping when he was just seven years old.