Snyder broke into the football team's starting lineup as a sophomore and started every game thereafter. He was a triple threat as a flanker back on offense, defensive back and kick return specialist. He earned Catholic All America honors in his senior year. Graduated with the career reception mark at the school with 90. In his career he had 1,474 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns. Snyder won the O'Melia award as MVP of HC's 38-26 win over Boston College in 1961. He also played baseball with the Crusaders, as the 1962 team posted a 21-5 record and made the NCAA tournament. After graduation he played two seasons of pro football, one with the Baltimore Colts and the other with the Boston Patriots.