There are the right ways to get noticed by football scouts and there are the wrong ways. Performing life-threatening car stunts to show your skills are definitely in the latter category, but Bladimir Barreto, 19, of Palm Bay, Florida, decided that videotaping himself jumping over a moving car was an appropriate way to display his vertical jump to college recruiters. Instead of landing a spot on a college football team, though, Barreto landed himself in the hospital with serious injuries.

Attempting to mimic stunts performed by a certain crazy Swede and Kobe Bryant, Barreto had one of his brothers drive toward him in a '80s Honda Accord while another brother recorded it all. Instead of clearing the sedan, it looks like Barreto mistimed his jump, resulting in him being hit by the car and thrown into the air. The YouTube video description says that he suffered broken legs and a serious head injury, but USA Today did not give specifics, only saying that he was conscious when life-flighted to a nearby hospital.

The report does say that the police charges are pending against the driver of the car for not having a valid driver's license and reckless driving.

Warning: While not overly graphic, the video below could be disturbing to some viewers. And, obviously, don't try this at home.


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      Carpinions
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nothing says "I'm ready for college football primetime" like doing stupid human tricks shirtless in shorts....or a kilt, or something. He'll be lucky to get through the rest of his life normally after that, let alone catch 30-yard passes for a ranking college program. What class. What style. What presence. Talk about having to live with such an unbelievably bad decision for the rest of your life, when a couple extra seconds of thought was all that stood between an actual career, and your broken ass.
      Johnny_Se7en
      • 2 Years Ago
      Darwin was merciful to him on that day.
      RampantFury
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yes, Show them youre a reckless idiot. Thats sure to impress them! /s
      yesaninsider
      • 2 Years Ago
      Damn...missed it by THAT much... Points for flips though.
      John Falkenstern
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hahaha what a ******* dumb ****
      Sukairain
      • 2 Years Ago
      He misjudged the jump, good thing it wasn't at a real football game else he could have caused an interception.
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 2 Years Ago
      They did not need to mention Florida anywhere in this article or the video and I would still have guessed it was Florida. What is wrong with the people in that state?
        BipDBo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jonathan Wayne
        As a Floridian, I often wonder that myself. It seems like a disproportionate amount of strange news comes from here. Perhaps the sunshine does something to our brains. Perhaps I shouldn't look far though. I'm sitting here with cut up feet and a busted up knee from windsurfing into a large, unseen bed of oysters.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      azzardx
      • 2 Years Ago
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PltlG4jtozQ They'll call him for sure.
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      gork
      • 2 Years Ago
      He definitely got some serious air. And rotation.
      J Shep
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'll never play again... Recruit me.
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