A teen trying to impress college football recruiters was hospitalized after a stunt gone wrong.
According to Palm Bay, Fla. police, 19-year-old Bladimir Barreto attempted to make the video above; a video in which he would jump over a moving car… or at least attempt to. The result was a collision that sent him — from the looks of the video — swirling 10-15 feet in the air.
Florida Today said he was airlifted to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Fla. to be treated for a broken arm and leg after being hit by the moving Honda Accord.
It seems as if Barreto was trying to emulate the Kobe Bryant jumping over a speeding car video from a few years back. Only problem is that the Kobe video was fake.
To make matters worse, the driver of the car was his 17-year-old brother who didn't have a license. He will likely face charges. And by not even being on the Rivals.com database — according to Yahoo Sports — Barreto wasn't even on the college football radar. Florida Today reported that he played two years ago for an amateur football team in the Florida Football Alliance, the now defunct Brevard Grizzlies.
If we were to see the average SAT/ACT scores from your average college football player, I'm confident it would be obvious you don't need to be the sharpest knife in the drawer to play the sport. However, this Barreto kid just took it to a whole new level.