By Mark Gaughan
Interior offensive lineman David Snow, who steps into the starting lineup for the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, has deep roots in the United States. Real deep. He has a distant relative, Constance Hopkins, who was on the Mayflower.
"She came over with the Mayflower group," Snow said. "She was a great, great, great something. It’s way down the line (of his ancestors). Then she married a Snow a year later when he came over on a ship from England. She ended up having an ungodly amount of children, and all of them lived."
Snow found out about the connection from a cousin. Only 102 people were on the Mayflower, which landed in Plymouth, Mass., in 1620. Snow hails from Longview, Texas.
His father played football at Southeastern Oklahoma.
Snow started 32 of 52 games played at the University of Texas. He started all 13 games his senior year at left guard and all 12 games his junior year at center.
Both he and Kraig Urbik have worked at center this week. The jury is out on whether the Bills will keep Urbik at his right guard spot or let Snow play there.