Patriots' Joe Thuney deftly solves Rubik's Cube at Super Bowl event

New England Patriots guard Joe Thuney doesn’t just protect quarterback Tom Brady and open holes for running backs. During Super Bowl week’s Opening Night event Monday in Minneapolis, he showed he can solve a Rubik’s Cube pretty quickly under pressure.

Thuney, an All-ACC Academic Team pick (and a first-team All American) when he played at North Carolina State, said he learned to master the puzzle in a pretty obvious way. “I literally just read the manual that told you what moves kinda helped,” he said in the clip above.

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Jan 29, 2018; St. Paul, MN, USA; Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (86) wears a sombrero as he addresses the media during Super Bowl LII Opening Night at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 29, 2018; St. Paul, MN, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) puts on a hat during Super Bowl LII Opening Night at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Jan 29, 2018; St. Paul, MN, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Jay Ajayi is interviewed by Rick Strom of TVT Sports during Super Bowl LII Opening Night at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 29, 2018; St. Paul, MN, USA; Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson is interviewed during Super Bowl LII Opening Night at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 29, 2018; St. Paul, MN, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back LeGarrette Blount (29) takes a selfie during Super Bowl LII Opening Night at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 29, 2018; St. Paul, MN, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nate Sudfeld is interviewed by a NBC Sports Philadelphia reporter during Super Bowl LII Opening Night at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 29, 2018; St. Paul, MN, USA; New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia (right) is interviewed by Deion Sanders (left) during Super Bowl LII Opening Night at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick speaks to reporter during Super Bowl Opening Night at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S. January 29, 2018 REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
The New England Patriots take the stage as they arrive for Super Bowl Opening Night, a chance to speak to the media, at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S. January 29, 2018 REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
ST PAUL, MN - JANUARY 29: Jason Kelce #62 of the Philadelphia Eagles speaks to the media during Super Bowl Media Day at Xcel Energy Center on January 29, 2018 in St Paul, Minnesota. Super Bowl LII will be played between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles on February 4. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
ST. PAUL, MN - JANUARY 29: Philadelphia Eagles Wide Receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) answers questions during Super Bowl LII Opening Night on January 29, 2018 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN.(Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 29: Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) answers questions during Super Bowl LII Opening Night on January 29, 2018. at the Xcel Energy Center in Minneapolis, MN. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
ST. PAUL, MN - JANUARY 29: NFL Hall of Fame Defensive Tackle John Randle answers questions during Super Bowl LII Opening Night on January 29, 2018 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN.(Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 29: New England Patriots running back James White (28) answers questions during Super Bowl LII Opening Night on January 29, 2018, at the Xcel Energy Center in Minneapolis, MN. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 29: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) waves to the crowd as he enters the stage to Super Bowl LII Opening Night on January 29, 2018, at the Xcel Energy Center in Minneapolis, MN. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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Boston.com’s Nicole Yang, who provided the Rubik’s Cube, said the 6-5, 305-pound player finished in 80 seconds. Considering that he answered questions while doing so, we’d say that’s pretty impressive.

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
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