Lincoln University RB Martee Tenner's flip OVER teammate in spring game gets national attention

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A Missouri college football player is spending some time in the national spotlight because of an impressive move he made during his team's spring scrimmage.

Lincoln University running back Martee Tenner took a short pass Saturday, raced toward the sideline and front-flipped right over a teammate during the Blue Tigers' spring game.

He not only landed the flip cleanly, but continued running about another 25 yards before the play was called dead when he got wrapped up by another teammate.

Video of the move was posted Monday on YouTube and started hitting national media by early Tuesday.

ESPN posted the original video clip to its Facebook page , where by Wednesday morning it had gathered more than 5,300 ‘likes' and 1,600 shares, helping the clip to nearly 270,000 views.

The acrobatic maneuver was featured Tuesday night on SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays, coming in at No. 1.

"Congrats Martee Tenner," read a post on SportsCenter's Twitter account Tuesday night , "your amazing front flip just made the No.1 #SCtop10 play."

Tenner is a transfer from Southwest Mississippi Community College. This is his first year at Lincoln, a Division II HBCU located in Jefferson City.

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