Baylor Football: Admin wins race before getting obliterated by tackle dummy tackle

By Alex Butler  |  Aug. 6, 2017 at 10:32 AM
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Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The regular season hasn't started yet, but Baylor's tackling dummy showed midseason form by tackling a school administrator.

Baylor associate athletic director of football operations Sean Padden was at the team's practice on Friday during the stunt.

Coach Matt Rhule took footage of the face-off.

"The time @SeanJpadden raced the Dummy for Curfew! #ManVsMachine," Rhule wrote on Twitter.

The bet must have included letting the players stay out longer than they typically are allowed.

Padden and the dummy lined up at the 50-yard line before sprinting toward the end zone. Padden torched the black and white dummy, reaching pay dirt first. But when he turned around, the dummy hit him full speed right in the grill. Padden fell to the ground and the players all erupted in laughter.

"I just want to say that it was man vs. machine," Padden said in a video on Twitter. "I think back to Sarah Conner vs. The Terminator. Gary Kasparov vs. [Deep] Blue. Ken Jennings vs. Watson. John Henry vs. that steam engine. I did it for humanity. If anybody...That's a warning out there because the machines aren't going to fight fair. And we better be ready."

Padden joined the Baylor football program in December. He spent the 2015-2016 season with Temple as the associate athletic director/chief of staff for athletic director Pat Kraft. He previously served as a linebackers coach, defensive line coach, defensive tackles coach and wide receivers coach.

Baylor also hired Rhule in December, following the 2016 firing of Art Briles.

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