Kansas State receiver Byron Pringle returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown during a 44-38 victory against Texas Tech on Saturday.
His reward: A punch to the gut.
That’s the way teammate Dominique Heath decided to celebrate following the score. After helping block on the return, Heath raced into the end zone to congratulate Pringle. Three other teammates were already hugging Pringle when Heath reached him, but his celebration stood out from the pack. Heath, apparently a bit too excited, punched Pringle in the stomach with enough force to make him fall on his back.
Pringle stayed on the ground for a few seconds, needing help from Heath to get back on his feet. He then jogged off the field in pain. Ouch.
Chris Lilly, of WIBW in Topeka, captured the moment in the following video. The punch occurs 30 seconds in. Enjoy.