Week Two is complete and the first game of the week on Thursday Night Football put new Bucs snapper Zach Triner squarely in the limelight. Triner, who last played in a meaningful football game in 2014, made a nice desperation tackle in punt coverage. That tackle got Triner some positive social media attention and, later, a profile story from noted NFL writer Peter King.
Like many long snappers, Triner’s journey to NFL success was not a straight or easy one. He snapped just one season at Assumption and also played college lacrosse. He had 13 tryouts over the past four years, including eight last year alone, before making the Bucs this season.
While Triner’s tackle may have been the most noteworthy, four other snappers also added tackles in punt coverage this week. Thomas Hennessy (Jets) had two solo tackles, while Aaron Brewer (Cardinals) and client Patrick Scales (Bears) added solo tackles. Beau Brinkley (Titans) had an assisted tackle.
The NFL Long Snappers Chart after Week Two is below.