Oklahoma football’s spring game on Saturday took a bit of a sour turn when a pass from quarterback Austin Kendall wasn’t exactly on target.
Kendall, who is competing with quarterback Kyler Murray for the starting job this fall, inadvertently hit an Oklahoma cheerleader in the face with a football when one of his passes sailed out-of-bounds. The frightening moment from the game was caught on video by KFOR’s Dylan Buckingham:
QB Austin Kendall hits cheerleader with errant pass
OU cheerleader Kylie Fears got hit in the face by an Austin Kendall (@A_Kendall11) pass during the Red-White game Saturday. The good news is she's ok and had a good sense of humor about the whole situation. Kendall made sure to check in on her last night. pic.twitter.com/w6KE7lloeV
— Dylan Buckingham (@DylanBuckingham) April 15, 2018
Thankfully, the cheerleader, Kylie Fears, was okay after the incident. She was quick to indicate her status on Twitter after word had spread of the incident on the sidelines of Owen Field.
I’m ok!!! I’m alive
— Kylie (@KylieFears) April 14, 2018
Naturally though, Kendall felt bad after the turn of events and made sure to check in on Fears via Instagram once the game ended.
Kendall, after finding a post from Fears’ account referencing the incident, wrote “I am very sorry, I hope you feel better!” to which Fears responded by saying she felt “much better” before complementing Kendall’s “amazing throw.”
And that sense of humor was a great sight to see, considering the outcome could have been a lot worse.
The spring game wasn’t without it’s happier moments, which included a 15-year-old brain tumor patient scoring a 29-yard touchdown at the conclusion of the game. But if you intend to be on the sidelines of a college football game anytime soon, here’s a reminder to always keep your eye on the football.