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The player who hikes the football to the quarterback is called the Center. In a punting or kicking situation, the person who hikes to ball to the holder (the person who sets the ball on the ground for the kicker) is often referred to as the long snapper.

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Q: The offensive player who hikes or snaps the ball what is that called?
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