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VIDEO: Fox Sports reporter mowed down by high school football star

A sideline reporter went from covering the news to making it when a football star plowed her over.

Amy Campbell, the Florida-based Fox Sports reporter, started laughing after she hit the ground. She did not fully understand everyone’s concerned faces until she saw the footage later.

“I’m fine, but the video looks pretty brutal,” Campbell told the Daily News. “I have a pretty small bruise on my knee. I can take a hit.”

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Before the tackle, Campbell was interviewing recruiting analyst Chad Simmons about players they saw earlier in the day who already committed to the University of Alabama.

Campbell said she noticed that the action was moving closer with her peripheral vision but shrugged it off. Then she gleaned that the action had gotten closer from Simmons’ eyes. Before he could speak or she could act, she was sprawled out on the grass.

Campbell began laughing after hitting the ground and didn’t understand the concerned faces until she saw the footage for herself.

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Campbell began laughing after hitting the ground and didn’t understand the concerned faces until she saw the footage for herself. “I’m fine, but the video looks pretty brutal,” Campbell said.

She did not realize that Ermon Lane, a highly sought-after wide receiver from Homestead, Fla., was the one who knocked her over. He apologized afterward, and they both laughed about it.

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“I’ve been covering him for a while,” she said. “He is actually a good friend of mine.”

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Campbell said she had been covering Lane, who hit her, for quite some time and considers him a friend.

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Campbell said she had been covering Lane, who hit her, for quite some time and considers him a friend.

But the star of the video might actually be the referee who — despite the commotion — raised his hands in the air to signal a touchdown without missing a beat.

“That’s my favorite part of the whole thing,” she said.

The incident occurred while Campbell was reporting on The Open, an elite event for top high school players at the Nike Headquarters in Oregon. She has been covering recruiting for a little over a year.

The tackle actually checked off another item from Campbell’s to-do list. Once a basketball player at the University of Florida almost landed on her foot, and since then she has always wanted to be part of a funny sideline collision.

“[When I saw the video] I thought this is amazing. I got to get this!” she said. “So I posted it the next morning but didn’t expect it to go viral like it did. … I’m happy that other people are getting a kick out of it.”

mwalsh@nydailynews.com

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