It ain’t called a “gauntlet drill” for nothing.

Mitch Wilcox found that out the hard way Thursday at the NFL Combine, when the South Florida tight end got drilled in the face with a pass.

Wilcox started the drill by catching a pass from his left but then ran straight ahead looking to his left for the next pass, only to turn to his right just in time for the incoming pass to nail him in the eye. To his credit, he shrugged it off and caught the next pass as he continued the drill, but was left going viral for the wrong reason and ended up with a popped blood vessel.

“Rough day at the office for sure,” Wilcox tweeted Thursday night, according to the Tampa Bay Times. “Couldn’t see well out of my left eye and was disoriented after that ball. I’ll bounce back.”

The other drills and measurements at the combine weren’t much nicer to Wilcox. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.88 seconds — placing him 15th out of 17 tight ends who ran. His vertical jump of 31 inches was 14th out of 15 TEs and his broad jump of 112 inches was 13th out of 15.

In four seasons at USF, Wilcox caught 100 passes for 1,326 yards and 11 touchdowns.