This Running Flip May Be the Coolest Play in Football History [VIDEO]

Sam Laird

It's a play straight out of a video game, movie or dream: A college football running back catches a pass out of the backfield, sizes up an onrushing defender, front-flips over his head, then continues chugging on toward the endzone. In fact, it may just be the coolest play in football history.

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The magic happened during a spring football scrimmage at Lincoln University in Missouri. A video of the play posted to YouTube has gone viral, amassing more than 250,000 views since appearing on Monday. The clip was also featured as SportsCenter's top play of the day on Tuesday night.

In December, a pro football player for the Kansas City Chiefs named Jerome Simpson pulled off a similar play, front flipping over a defender to land in the endzone. Lincoln University’s new YouTube star may have Simpson beat, though, for busting the move while hardly breaking stride.

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This story originally published on Mashable here.