Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos might not get a lot of recognition in general or league-wide, but his steady performance is not taken for granted in Philadelphia. He has been a staple on special teams since his signing in 2006 to replace Mike Bartrum and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2009.
Now, USA Football, the sport's national governing body in the United States, has selected Dorenbos to the 2013 USA Football All-Fundamentals Team, which honors 26 players – 11 on offense, 11 on defense, four on special teams – who exhibit exemplary football techniques for youths to emulate.
This is the fifth annual USA Football All-Fundamentals Team, and Dorenbos' first selection.
"Dorenbos maintains consistency through a wide base, proper grip and strong follow-through, producing tight spirals on delivery to his targets," USA Football wrote in its statement.
"Player safety is a huge issue for me," Dorenbos said. "Quality of life is a huge issue for me. So you put yourself in a position to be safe, smart and have fun by being fundamentally sound."
Each player chosen for the All-Fundamentals Team will receive a $1,500 equipment grant from USA Football to donate to the youth or high school football program of his choice. USA Football is the official youth football development partner of the Eagles, the NFL and each of the league's other 31 teams.
A fan vote will determine All-Fundamentals Team captains at www.facebook.com/usafootball. Fans may vote for one captain on offense, defense and special teams. USA Football will award each of the three captains a $3,000 equipment grant to donate and an All-Fundamentals Team helmet trophy. Voting is open through Jan. 29.
The All-Fundamentals Team was selected by a committee of Charles Davis, Herman Edwards, Merril Hoge, Carl Peterson and Bill Polian.