Davenport University Student Attempts Backflip, Fails Miserably (VIDEO)

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Sitting through a college graduation ceremony can be a bit boring at times, but it's worth it when you get a chance to see one student try to do a backflip on stage and have it all captured on video.

Robert Jeffrey Blank, a recent graduate of Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Mich., had quite a noteworthy moment when he decided to attempt a celebratory backflip after receiving his diploma at the commencement ceremony Sunday, the New York Daily News reports.

Instead of landing to hundreds of cheering people, Blank hit the ground face-first with a thud, causing the other people on stage to turn their heads at the same time. A woman announcing the graduates' names can be heard saying, "Oh, OK. I don't know, I don't know! We're just going to give it a minute..."

The video shows Blank quickly getting up before leaving the stage. Blank was not hurt and the ceremony resumed with the crowd laughing, WZZM reports.

Watch Blank's backflip fail in the YouTube video below: