Davenport University graduate attempts commencement backflip, face plants

"I gave it a go and it didn't work out so well."
By Aileen Graef Follow @AileenGraef Contact the Author   |   April 29, 2014 at 12:22 PM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 29 (UPI) -- Robert Jefferey Blank attempted a backflip at his commencement ceremony from Davenport University when he missed the landing and fell face first.

Quickly after the painful fall that went viral, Blank picked himself up and was fine. He says he does backflips all the time and saw an open space and thought he would try it but it didn't work well.

At least Blank will always be able to remember his college graduation.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Rome police warn man for cruising river in converted Maserati
'Maxi Pad Bandit' suspect arrested in California
Police: Dog rescued after driving owner's pickup into lake
Police: Drunk man blamed injuries on hippo attack
Referee pulls a gun during dispute at soccer game in Brazil