Lawrence Ethan Albright (born May 1, 1971 in Greensboro, North Carolina) is a former American football long snapper in the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 1995. He played college football at North Carolina. He is known mainly as a long snapper. He is also known by the nickname "The Red Snapper" due to his specialty position combined with his bright red hair.
Albright has been a member of the Miami Dolphins, Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills, Washington Redskins, and San Diego Chargers.
Albright attended Grimsley High School in Greensboro, North Carolina (1989), and was a standout in football, basketball, and baseball.
Albright played tight end early in his career for the North Carolina Tar Heels but later switched to offensive tackle and was named First Team All-ACC at that position in 1993. Albright also handled the long snapping duties for the Tar Heels.
Albright began as an undrafted free agent, but later signed with the Miami Dolphins, playing 10 games during the 1995 season.
Albright signed for the Buffalo Bills in 1996. He played 16 games in every season between 1996 and 2000.
In 2001, he signed with the Redskins. On March 3, 2005, he was re-signed by the team.
Albright was named to his only Pro Bowl following the 2007 season. He wore the number 21, along with teammates Chris Cooley and Chris Samuels, in honor of their teammate Sean Taylor, who was killed during the 2007 season. Albright was re-signed by the Redskins, keeping him away from the free agent market, on February 19, 2008.
On February 13, 2009, Albright re-signed with the Washington Redskins.
On September 28, 2010, Albright signed with the San Diego Chargers. He was released two weeks later on October 13.
Albright and his wife, Katherine, have two daughters and two sons: Mary Grace, Madelyn Costner, Lawson Geoffrey and Nolan Davis; they reside in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The 2007 edition of the Madden NFL game by EA Sports has Albright rated 53 out of 99, the lowest of all NFL players. This became an internet meme, made popular by the now defunct site Phat Phree, and even being pointed out on the ESPN website. Adding to the irony of the meme is Albright making his first Pro Bowl in 2007 following the low rating.