This is one of the greatest stories you will read this week.
Kris Silbaugh is a football player at Cambridge Springs (Pennsylvania) High School. Kris was born with one hand, but he did not let that slow him down and he did not let that stop him from ever achieving his dream.
Silbaugh grew up wanting to be a wide receiver and, despite any difficulty, he was able to keep his focus on his goal and now his name will go down in the record books.
This weekend, Silbaugh and his teammates took the field.
During the game, Silbaugh hauled in a 43-yard touchdown reception as part of Cambridge Springs’ blowout victory. While it was only six more points on the scoreboard, it meant much more for Silbaugh.
That reception was all he needed to cement his place in the record books as the all-time leader in receiving yards at the school.
It’s a remarkable feat.
“I knew I wanted to be a receiver, but I didn’t know how everyone would react when I tried out. Finally, I just kind of went for it. I knew I would have to be better than good. I still remember Coach (Clint) Rauscher, who was the head coach at the time, and he was a little shocked when I said I was a receiver,” he told USA TODAY High School Sports.
These stories are always refreshing and provide a nice reminder that everything is possible.
It may take hard work and determination, but if you put your mind to something you can truly achieve any of your wildest dreams. Congratulations, Kris.
Check out his record-breaking touchdown catch below.