Watch this student go for the graduation backflip — and fail hard

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A Davenport University student’s failed backflip on graduation day is going viral.

Not content with just having the loudest bunch of relatives in the crowd, Robert Jeffrey Blank decided to steal the show with the ultimate graduation celebration — the backflip.

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Davenport University student Robert Jeffrey Blank was dreaming big when he decided to go for the graduation ceremony backflip. (Image/YouTube)

He waved to the crowd, took off his cap and launched backwards.

The college grad’s first act after receiving his diploma landed with a loud thud, but like all plucky students entering the harsh realities of post-college life, Blank dusted himself off and carried on.