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Prospect Vick Ballard falls while running 40-yard dash (video)

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If seeing 21-year-olds running, jumping and lifting like young Charles Atlases has left you feeling inadequate about your own athletic ability, rest assured, there's at least one football prospect you could have defeated this weekend.

Mississippi State running back Vick Ballard stepped to the starting line at this weekend's NFL combine to run the 40-yard dash. A little more than one second later, he was finished, not because he ran a superhuman time, but because he tripped and plowed headfirst into a camera.

On his second try, Ballard finished with an unimpressive 4.63. Neither run will endear him to scouts. But after the first one, at least they'll know that he can gain extra yards after contact.

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