Originally written on The Last Angry Fan  |  Last updated 2/27/12

And by doesn’t go very well, we mean Ballard goes down in a heap at about the 10-yard mark, as well as crashing into a tripod, while the eyes of a ton of NFL coaches and scouts were focused squarely on the Mississippi State running back.  On the bright side, at least he stood out as the only guy to fall during his 40-year dash.  That’s gotta account for something, right?

Personally, I think he just lost his footing, but I am sure there are those out there who will think the pressure got to him.  One thing I think we can all agree on is that his mishap was pretty funny, even if it was more than likely a very embarrassing moment for Ballard, and one he’d just as soon forget.

Eventually Ballard did make it all the full 40-yards, clocking in with a time of 4.63, which isn’t a great time as far as running backs go.  But it’s infinitely better than falling flat on your face after 10-yards in front of a bunch of strangers.

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