Davenport Student Goes For The Graduation Backflip, Fails Hard (VIDEO)

04/28/2014 03:00 pm ET | Updated Apr 30, 2014

It might be time to retire the graduation backflip.

On Sunday, Davenport University student Robert Jeffrey Blank grabbed his diploma, posed in an athletic stance and then took a face plant on a backflip attempt in front of a rather quiet auditorium.

Blank's loud slam into the ground turned just about every person's head, and even seemed to trip up the woman announcing names. But a moment later, the university administrators resumed their hand shaking.

Thanks to Mark Fay, this epic backflip fail will be on the Internets for all of time.

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