One sure sign that a fad has penetrated the remotest corners of the sports world is when it is taken up by football long snappers en masse. The Bottle Cap Challenge has seen not one, nor two of these special-skill position players give it a try, but a whole sextet’s worth…
BLAKE FERGUSON: LSU TIGERS
— Blake Ferguson (@bferguson50) July 13, 2019
Aaron Bolinsky of the LSU Tigers gots things going and his long-snapping brethren soon followed suit.
AARON BOLINSKY: SYRACUSE ORANGE
— Aaron Bolinsky (@aaron53bolinsky) July 14, 2019
Later the same day, Aaron Bolinsky of the Syracuse Orange took up the challenge with a similar result.
BLYTHE BLY: CHOCTAW FLAG FOOTBALL
— Blythe Bay (@blybay) July 14, 2019
Flag football player Blythe Bly of Choctaw, Oklahoma, tagged Ferguson in posting her video to Twitter and a day later got a personal shout out from the Tigers long snapper.
REID FERGUSON: BUFFALO BILLS
— Reid Ferguson (@SnapFlow69) July 14, 2019
Inspired by Ferguson’s video, former LSU long snapper Reid Ferguson — now with the Buffalo Bills — joined the fray and upped the ante.
CONNOR CHOATE: TEXAS A&M AGGIES
— connor (@connorchoate1) July 15, 2019
Conor Choate of Texas A&M replicated Ferguson’s two-bottle bravado in the Aggies snazzy practice facility.
THOMAS FLETCHER: ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE
— Thomas Fletcher (@longsnapfletch) July 15, 2019
While Alabama Crimson Tide long snapper Thomas Fletcher didn’t up the bottle tally, the creative hold and celebratory water swig puts him at the top of the heap.