New York Jets long snapper Thomas Hennessy put his personal twist on the viral sensation with his new wife Christina on hand to assist.
Of all the so-called internet challenges for Thomas Hennessy to partake in, the New York Jets are probably relieved he chose the Bottle Cap Challenge instead of “proposed” raid on Area 51.
The team’s longer snapper shared a unique update to the social media trend, which tasks its participants to remove a cap from a plastic bottle in the most creative way possible. Hennessy succeeded in the way he knows best: throwing a seven-yard pass between his legs.
Hennessy took to a local football field to showcase his special teams’ prowess via a field goal snap. He was joined by a special holder, his wife Christina.
The Jets’ official Twitter account sharked Hennessy’s thirst-quenching spiral with an appropriate trio of emojis. Fans converged to share their appreciation as well.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) July 16, 2019
Officially the best long snapper in the league
— x – 𝐒𝐞𝐚𝐧 🐢 (@beanthebaptist) July 16, 2019
You have one job…and you’re great at it
— Paul Parisi (@Hogsharley) July 16, 2019
Going viral was another landmark in a busy offseason for Hennessy. He and Christina wed in June and took their honeymoon in Sedona, Arizona.
Hennessy is entering his third season with the team. He joined the squad via an August 2017 trade with Indianapolis. The Duke alum and Bardonia, NY native has played in all 32 games in his first two seasons and has earned three tackles and one forced fumble. He was part of a strong special teams unit led by coordinator and former NFL linebacker Brant Boyer.
Hennessy will be working with his third different kicker in as many seasons, with Pro Bowler Jason Myers departing for Seattle. Veteran Chandler Catanzaro was signed by the team in March. While Christina won’t join him on the field, Hennessy will have a familiar face competing to be his punter and holder in returnee Lachlan Edwards. Marr Darr was likewise signed by the team this offseason.
The Jets will open their training camp proceedings on July 27.