He's the defensive tackle with the most offensive tackle at the NFL Combine.

Mississippi State lineman Chris Jones was determined to leave nothing to chance at the annual testing of college footballers hopeful of progressing to NFL ranks.

But his job interview couldn't have gone any worse in the 40-yard dash when something popped out of his pants and caused him to fall flat on his face.

You can see vision of the incident here (WARNING: graphic content).


When Jones went down, NFL Network host Rich Eisen was heard saying when defensive linemen fall, they fall "hard and long".

"Wow," another commentator said. "That slide is now illegal in Major League Baseball."

US sport websites also had a field day with the surprise appearance.

"Imagine being at the biggest job interview of your life and your d*** just, you know, popping out," SB Nation's Jacob Price wrote. "This is your new nightmare. You'll never sleep soundly again because you're going to spend the rest of your life terrified that your dangalang is going to peek its head around the corner at a job interview. Sorry."

Sportingnews.com's Troy Machir thought there was no coming back. "Not only did Jones expose himself to the entire NFL and its audience, but he now has to deal with a severe case of 'turf burn' for quite some time," he wrote.

"Now remember, this is basically a job interview, one televised to the whole world. Imagine if this happened to a normal, non-athlete person. There is no rebounding from this. It's hard to imagine a team purposely passing on Jones because his pants split in half, but it's also hard to imagine anyone forgetting about this in the near future."