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Thomas Hennessy
Player Profile:
Thomas Hennessy 875574
Position: Long Snapper
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 235
Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: Bardonia, N.Y.
High School: Don Bosco Prep [N.J.]
2016: Returning starting long snapper ... lone returning starting specialist with the graduation of four-time All-ACC K Ross Martin and four-time All-ACC P Will Monday, both of whom signed free agent contracts with NFL organizations (Martin with the New York Jets; Monday with the Pittsburgh Steelers) ... over the past three seasons, has helped Duke convert 58-of-70 (.829) field goal attempts and all 150 PAT tries as the Blue Devils have averaged 32.25 points per game ... Duke joins Florida State as the only two ACC teams without a missed PAT attempt over the past three seasons ... has helped the Blue Devils rank among the ACC’s leaders in net punting in each of the past three seasons (4th in both 2013 & 2014; 6th in 2015) while Duke has yielded the fewest punt return yards in each of the past two seasons (33 in 2014 & 42 in 2015) ... in 40 games (40 starts), has three tackles ... on the field for 426 career snaps.

2015: Started all 13 games as the long snapper on both punts and placement kicks ... initial component of a kick placement unit that converted 26-of-30 (.867) field goal attempts and all 42 PAT tries as K Ross Martin established a school single-season records for field goals (26) and total points (120) while ranking second in the ACC in field goal percentage (.867) ... helped Duke rank sixth in the conference in net punting (38.84) after allowing the fewest return yards (42) for the second consecutive season ... played 144 snaps.

2014: Started all 13 games as the long snapper on both punts and placement kicks ... part of a kick placement unit that converted 19-of-21 field goal attempts and all 50 PAT tries as Duke led the ACC in both field goal percentage (.905) and PAT percentage (1.000) ... member of a punt unit that ranked fourth in the ACC in net punting (39.73) after yielding a league-low 33 total return yards ... component of Duke’s placement kick unit that helped K Ross Martin establish school single-season record for total points (107) and set Duke standard for consecutive PATs (110) ... logged a pair of tackles ... played 133 snaps.

2013: Started all 14 games as the long snapper on both punts and placement kicks ... helped the Blue Devils convert 13-of-19 field goals and all 58 PAT attempts while setting a school single-season record with 459 total points ... part of a punt unit that ranked fourth in the ACC in net punting (37.8) ... credited with one tackle ... played 149 snaps.

2012: Did not see game action.

PRIOR TO DUKE: Three-year letterman at Don Bosco Prep under coach Greg Toal … rated the No. 9 long snapper in the nation by Kohl’s … helped team to three-year ledger of 35-0 with two national championships (2009 & 2011 by USA Today) and three state crowns.

PERSONAL: Son of Andrea and Tom Hennessy … born June 11, 1994 ... majoring in biology while minoring in psychology ... also pursuing a certificate in markets and management.

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