Thomas Hennessy (American football)

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Thomas Hennessy
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Hennessy in the 2017 NFL season.
No. 42 – New York Jets
Position: Long snapper
Personal information
Born: (1994-06-11) June 11, 1994 (age 24)
Bardonia, New York
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 246 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school: Don Bosco Prep
(Ramsey, New Jersey)
College: Duke
Undrafted: 2017
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 3, 2018
Games played: 19
Total tackles: 6
Forced fumbles: 1
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Thomas Hennessy (born June 11, 1994) is an American football long snapper for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Duke. He has also been a member of the Indianapolis Colts.

Early years[edit]

Hennessy played high school football at Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey, New Jersey, where he was a three-year letterman. He helped the team to a three-year record of 35–0. The school also won three state championships and were named national champions by USA Today in 2009 and 2011.[1] In the class of 2012, he was rated the ninth best long snapper in the country by Kohl's.[1][2]

College career[edit]

Hennessy played for the Duke Blue Devils of Duke University from 2013 to 2016. He was redshirted in 2012. He started all 14 games in 2013 and played 149 total snaps.[1] Hennessy also recorded one solo tackle.[3] He started all 13 games in 2014 and played 133 total snaps.[1] He also recorded one solo tackle and one tackle assist.[4] Hennessy started all 13 games in 2015 and played 144 total snaps. He started all 12 games in 2016 and played 119 total snaps.[1][5] He also recorded one solo tackle.[5] He played in 52 games, all starts, during his college career and played 545 total snaps.[1] He also recorded three solo tackles and one tackle assist.[3][4][5] Hennessy majored in biology and minored in psychology at Duke.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Hennessy was rated the 19th long snapper in the 2017 NFL Draft by NFLDraftScout.com.[6]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 3 in
(1.91 m)
246 lb
(112 kg)
5.04 s 1.74 s 2.89 s 4.43 s 7.48 s 29 12 in
(0.75 m)
8 ft 9 in
(2.67 m)
15 reps
All values from Duke Pro Day[6]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

After going undrafted, Hennessy signed with the Indianapolis Colts on May 4, 2017.[7][8]

New York Jets[edit]

On August 28, 2017, Hennessy was traded to the New York Jets for safety Ronald Martin.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Thomas Hennessy". GoDuke.com. Retrieved October 12, 2017. 
  2. ^ "2012 Snappers National Rating System". Legacy.KohlsKicking.com. Archived from the original on October 13, 2017. Retrieved October 12, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "2013-14 Duke Blue Devils Statistics". GoDuke.com. Archived from the original on September 29, 2014. Retrieved October 12, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "2014-15 Duke Blue Devils Statistics". GoDuke.com. Archived from the original on October 15, 2017. Retrieved October 12, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c "2016-17 Duke Blue Devils Statistics". GoDuke.com. Archived from the original on October 12, 2017. Retrieved October 12, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "Thomas Hennessy". NFLDraftScout.com. Archived from the original on October 12, 2017. Retrieved October 10, 2017. 
  7. ^ "TRANSACTIONS". colts.com. Archived from the original on October 12, 2017. Retrieved October 11, 2017. 
  8. ^ Bowen, Kevin (May 4, 2017). "Who Are The Colts 18 Undrafted Free Agents In 2017?". Colts.com. Retrieved October 14, 2017. 
  9. ^ Walker, Andrew (August 28, 2017). "Colts Acquire Safety Ronald Martin In Trade With Jets". Colts.com. Archived from the original on October 12, 2017. 

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