Watch: Ohio State drum major takes spill ahead of Oregon game
Members of the Ohio State Marching Band form "Script Ohio" before Saturday's NCAA Division I football game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Oregon Ducks on September 11, 2021, at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, OH. Barbara J. Perenic/Columbus Dispatch via Imagn Content Services, LLC

An Ohio State drum major’s day got off to a pretty rough start Saturday ahead of the team’s game against Oregon.

In a viral video captured by Adam Jardy of the Columbus Dispatch, the drum major charged out of the tunnel, only to lose his footing and go down hard. Credit to him, though: he bounced right back up as if nothing happened.

Jardy later added that the drum major, identified as Austin Bowman, only had some scraped hands to show for the fall and was in “great spirits” about going viral.

This wasn’t supposed to be a full contact sport for members of the band, but sometimes life has other plans. The good news is it didn’t make any difference in relation to the game, unlike this guy’s mishap.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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