Zach Triner
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Triner with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2021
No. 97 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Position:Long snapper
Personal information
Born: (1991-01-30) January 30, 1991 (age 31)
Marshfield, Massachusetts
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school:Marshfield
(Marshfield, Massachusetts)
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 8, 2022
Games played:50
Total tackles:6
Player stats at · PFR

Zach Michael Triner (born January 30, 1991) is an American football long snapper for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Assumption University.

College career

Triner initially attended Siena College on a lacrosse scholarship. He played in 13 games for the Saints in his freshman season, scoring one goal as the team won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title. He transferred to Assumption College to play football going into his sophomore year. He played three years as a defensive end and long snapper for the Greyhounds, recording 5.5 sacks and 7.5 tackles for loss as a senior.[1]

Professional career

Triner worked out for the New England Patriots shortly after the 2015 NFL Draft, but was not offered a contract or invited to take part in a rookie mini camp. He also worked out for the Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Jets in early 2016 and participated in the Houston Texans post-draft rookie mini camp, although he was not offered a contract by any of the three teams.[2]

New York Jets

Triner signed a futures contract with the New York Jets on January 5, 2017 after working out with the team in December 2016.[3] He was released by the team on May 7, 2017.[4]

Green Bay Packers

Triner was signed to the Green Bay Packers practice squad on December 27, 2017.[5] He signed a reserve/future contract with the team on January 2, 2018 following the end of the season, but was waived at the end of training camp on September 1, 2018.[6][7]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Triner signed a reserve/future contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on January 2, 2019, and made the team out of training camp.[8] He made his NFL debut on September 8, 2019, against the San Francisco 49ers.[9] Triner served as the Buccaneers' long snapper for all 16 games in his first NFL season.[10]

Triner was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the team on December 15, 2020,[11] and activated three days later.[12] Triner played in all 16 regular season games and all four playoff games as the Buccaneers won Super Bowl LV.[13][14] After the season, Triner was given an exclusive-rights free agent tender by the Buccaneers on March 9, 2021, which he signed on April 8, 2021.[15][16] On September 13, 2021, he was placed on injured reserve after suffering a hand injury in the season opener.[17] He was activated on November 22.[18]

On March 28, 2022, Triner re-signed with the Buccaneers.[19]

Personal life

Triner worked for three years selling mutual funds for Fidelity Investments, training for football before and after his working hours, until he was signed to the Packers' practice squad.[1]


  1. ^ a b Huber, Bill (May 7, 2018). "Triner Sold Mutual Funds While Waiting for Snapping Opportunity". Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  2. ^ Joyce, Tom (May 18, 2016). "Marshfield's Zach Triner gets tryout with Houston Texans". The Patriot Ledger. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  3. ^ "Jets sign long snapper Zach Triner to reserve/future contract". January 5, 2017. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  4. ^ "Jets sign tryout players Braden, Bordelon from rookie camp". Associated Press. May 7, 2017. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  5. ^ Kruse, Zach (December 27, 2017). "Packers add first-year long snapper to practice squad". Packers Wire. USA Today. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  6. ^ Western, Evan (January 3, 2018). "Packers sign Kofi Amichia, DeAngelo Yancey, and four others to futures contracts". SB Nation. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  7. ^ "Packers cut roster down to 53 players". September 1, 2018. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  8. ^ Kanno, Jason (January 3, 2019). "Bucs sign 5 players to futures contracts". Bucs Wire. USA Today. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  9. ^ Arcia, Gil (September 9, 2019). "Notes and highlights from the Buccaneers 31–17 loss". SB Nation. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  10. ^ Auman, Greg (March 21, 2020). "He's a Tom Brady fan, now a teammate with Bucs, who is getting the cold shoulder". The Athletic. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  11. ^ Vitali, Carmen (December 15, 2020). "Specialists Succop, Pinion & Triner Placed on Reserve/COVID-19 List". Retrieved February 1, 2021.
  12. ^ Smith, Scott (December 18, 2020). "Bucs Specialists Activated from Reserve/COVID-19 List". Retrieved February 1, 2021.
  13. ^ "Zach Triner 2020 Game Log". Retrieved March 16, 2021.
  14. ^ "Former Siena lacrosse player Zach Triner earns Super Bowl ring". Times Union. February 7, 2021. Retrieved April 9, 2021.
  15. ^ Smith, Scott (March 9, 2021). "Bucs Extend Tender Offers to Four Exclusive Rights Free Agents". Retrieved March 9, 2021.
  16. ^ Williams, Charean (April 8, 2021). "Zach Triner signs his tender offer from Bucs". Retrieved April 9, 2021.
  17. ^ Smith, Scott (September 13, 2021). "Bucs Promote Andrew Adams, Put Two on IR".
  18. ^ Smith, Scott (November 22, 2021). "Sean Murphy-Bunting, Zach Triner Activated from IR".
  19. ^ Smith, Scott (March 28, 2022). "Bucs Re-Sign Long-Snapper Zach Triner".