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Inspiring One-Handed Football Player Breaks High School Receiving Record (Video)


Kris Silbaugh may have been born without a left hand, but he surely wasn't born without ambition.

The high school senior proved that again last Friday night when he broke Cambridge Springs' all-time record for receiving yards, despite playing his whole career at a theoretical disadvantage.

Silbaugh, who also broke his school's all-time record for touchdowns during his junior year, talked to USA Today's Jason Jordan about playing with one hand,

He's not lying, either. Silbaugh, who stands at 6'2" and 175 pounds, is a bonafide star on his team. He was an All-Region receiver during his junior season and not only broke Cambridge Springs' touchdown and reception yards records, but he's 20 catches away from breaking the school's receptions record as well.

As you'd expect of any skilled high school player, he's been getting noticed by collegiate coaches, too. Silbaugh told Jordan,

No one could deny he's doing just that. Check out the video above for Silbaugh's moves on the field and, for more of his story, the well-done profile on the player below.