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. (Photo: David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
A new NFL meme was born on Sunday thanks to a perfectly placed rear end and some really bad — or maybe really good — timing.
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:
My cheeks have a big W tatted on them 😁
— Trent Sherfield (@Channel__10) September 25, 2022
The league’s Twitter feed couldn’t resist some puns:
— NFL (@NFL) September 25, 2022
Former New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez ― of the infamous 2012 “butt fumble” ― joked on Twitter:
— Mark Sanchez (@Mark_Sanchez) September 25, 2022
The play caused “buttpunt” to trend on Twitter:
"The Butt Punt"
This photo should be right beside the Mona Lisa in The Louvre. https://t.co/rtlUTSDVgz
— Ryan Decker (@RyanDecker_) September 25, 2022
The BUTTPUNT, in extreme slow motion.
🎵: The Sundays pic.twitter.com/ZDLww39O6r
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) September 26, 2022
— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) September 25, 2022
Imagine taking a professional punt right up main street. https://t.co/wCElAubOBp
— Goodberry (@JoeGoodberry) September 25, 2022
— ClemsonSportsNetwork (@ClemsonSportNet) September 25, 2022
There it is. The ButtPunt.
— Laurie Horesh (@LaurieHoresh) September 25, 2022
— American Football International (@AFIReview) September 25, 2022
"Congrats, it's a healthy football" https://t.co/Ki3ADcIkLV
— Joe Scanlan (@JoeScanlanTV) September 25, 2022
what is going on in this Dolphins game??!! did i see a buttpunt?
— Aaron Freeman (@falcfans) September 25, 2022
— Darrius Sims (@UNDERRATED_6) September 26, 2022
— Mookie Jordan, ES CL NG (@FloridaRepNY) September 26, 2022
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.