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Once again, Olive Sagapolu’s backflips are taking the internet by storm

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More of the same from Wisconsin’s 338-pound senior.

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*Raises hand*

Uhmm, I would like to learn how to do a backflip like Olive Sagapolu.

The Wisconsin Badgers nose tackle, known for his athleticism, posted a video on Instagram of himself performing a back flip in the sand at Ewa Beach, Hawaii.

As you can see below, Sagapolu—listed at 338 pounds on Wisconsin’s spring roster—sticks the landing after propelling himself backwards and tucking his legs.

There are two videos on Sagapolu’s post that are worth checking out, along with the comments section featuring current and former players chiming in on the athletic feat.

Flips on Flips @connorallen4

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Of course, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen Sagapolu show off his agility. During a basketball game in the 2016–17 season, he performed a jumping split as part of a routine with UW’s dance team. Last season, he and redshirt freshman Kayden Lyles performed a split on the ground.

Even before his collegiate days, Sagapolu executed a back flip in high school.

Now the leader on Wisconsin’s defensive line and one of the leaders of the defense overall, Sagapolu’s presence will be needed to keep that unit among the nation’s best for the 2018 season.