NFL Player Becomes Butt Of New Meme After Accidental Booty Block

The "butt punt" incident took place... of course... in the end zone.
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Miami Dolphins punter Thomas Morstead (4) punts the ball off the backside of Miami Dolphins wide receiver Trent Sherfield (14) for a safety during the game between the Buffalo Bills and the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Miami Dolphins punter Thomas Morstead (4) punts the ball off the backside of Miami Dolphins wide receiver Trent Sherfield (14) for a safety during the game between the Buffalo Bills and the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
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A new NFL meme was born on Sunday thanks to a perfectly placed rear end and some really bad — or maybe really good — timing.

In the closing minutes of the game between the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills, Miami’s Thomas Morstead attempted a punt.

There was just one problem: Teammate Trent Sherfield’s butt was in the way.

“I’ve never seen a butt punt,” Miami wide receiver Tyreek Hill told reporters after the game. He added, referring to Sherfield: “Next time, he’s gonna catch it with his butt cheeks, because he’s got strong butt cheeks.”

Buffalo tacked on 2 points via the safety, but the Dolphins hung on by their rears to win, 21-19.

That’s all that mattered to Sherfield:

The league’s Twitter feed couldn’t resist some puns:

Former New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez ― of the infamous 2012 “butt fumble” ― joked on Twitter:

The play caused “buttpunt” to trend on Twitter:

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