On Saturday night, Auburn University student Ashley Ward took a football right to the face when she tried — and massively failed — to catch a kickoff that had sailed over the end zone.
Here is probably the best footage of that fiasco:
Got sent the best angle of it. Seriously someone needs to make sure she’s ok. (Source: Colin Edwards) PS: no this is not me. pic.twitter.com/NAcCsLC8qr
— Maria Martin (@Ria_Martin) September 25, 2016
Here is how it looked on national television:
Ward, who was on the sidelines because she works with Auburn’s photo and video unit, gamely participated in an interview with a local sports reporter about her disastrous brush with fame.
— ChristinaWBRC (@ChristinaWBRC) September 25, 2016
“I was trying to catch the ball, obviously,” Ward explained, adding that she had made a bet with an Auburn football manager that she could catch a kickoff if she had the opportunity.
“I obviously missed it and caught the ball with my face instead of my hands” Ward said.
“I’m okay — just a little red,” she promised.
Ward also tweeted her health status to the world:
I’m good! https://t.co/bVHFQq1JTB
— ashley ward (@AshLaWard) September 25, 2016
Auburn won the actual football game by the score of 18-13. It was a routine SEC cliffhanger that came down to the last play.
On Sunday, LSU fired its head football coach, Les Miles (as well as offensive coordinator Cam Cameron).