Kris Silbaugh runs a 4.4-second 40-Yard Dash, set a Cambridge Springs (Pennsylvania) High School single-season record for receiving yards this season, and is about set another one for career catches. Kris has just one hand.
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Silbaugh has been without his left hand since birth, but it hasn’t stopped him from thriving not only in football, but in volleyball as well. Last Friday, he set a school record for single-season receiving yards when he bumped his total up to 915 after grabbing a 43-yard touchdown pass. He’s only 19 catches away from tying his school’s all-time receptions record, which he should easily break by the end of the season. Oh, and did we mention he’s already set the Cambridge Springs record for touchdowns with 14? Sheesh.
There’s more. Silbaugh’s talents aren’t reserved for offense. He’s also a shutdown cornerback on the defensive side of the ball. His speed and ball-hawking skills make him an ideal candidate to play DB. He’s gone from being an intriguing story to drawing the opposing team’s no. 1 wide receiver on every possession. Silbaugh has started getting letters from college coaches, but he says he wants to focus on finishing the season strong. From where we’re sitting, there’s no reason to think this kid won’t be dominating at the next level in the near future.