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Lincoln University football player Martee Tenner front-flips over defender (Video)

Last December Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson provided one of the year’s top highlights when he did a full front flip over a defender and landed in the end zone for a touchdown.

It’s was exquisite — they type of sure-footed landing that earns a gymnast a gold medal.

Well, it looks like Simpson might need to take a step down the medal podium.

A football player Lincoln University in Missouri one-upped Simpson by front-flipping over a defender in the open field and then proceeding to run for another 25 yards. In the below video from Lincoln’s spring scrimmage, watch as running back Martee Tenner goes airborne.

Here’s hoping the rest of Tenner’s year doesn’t follow Simpson’s trajectory. Simpson, who reportedly signed a one-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings on Tuesday, will be suspended for three games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Earlier this month, the 26-year-old was sentenced to 15 days in jail and three years’ probation after pleading guilty to a fellow drug charge related to marijuana trafficking.

(H/T Deadspin)

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Matt Brooks is the high school sports editor for The Washington Post. He's an Arlington native and longtime District resident and was previously a high school sports reporter, editor for several blogs and Early Lead contributor with The Post.

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