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Texas A&M University is arguably one of the most tradition-rich schools in the country. Some of the traditions are bizarre (they don’t walk on much of the grass on campus), but some are actually pretty legit, like the Ring Dunk. So, how does this ring dunk work? It’s customary for students to pick up his or her class ring on Ring Day, and before sliding it on they head to a local bar and drop them in a 32 oz. mug of beer. As I understand it, class rings are a pretty big deal at Texas A&M. Virtually every student opts to purchase one.
Before wearing the rings, they will have to chug — or sip if you’re a total creepfuck — the beer until the ring hits his or her lips. This is usually done among a large gathering of friends and family.
It was Luke Joeckel’s turn to ring dunk recently, as his college days are now behind him. Luke was a 3-year starter at left tackle for the Aggies, and he was drafted number two overall in the 2013 NFL Draft. Luke’s a big boy, but as you’re about to see, Luke can’t chug with A&M’s finest.
Per the YouTube description:
A&M FIJI (far left) races his best buds Matt (middle) and Luke Joeckel (far right) in the classic tradition known as ring dunking. Needless to say everyone was surprised at the outcome.
I think you got some on your shirt there, pal.
[H/T to jonez1]