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Dante Kimbrough - 12 Sports Athlete of the Week

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WINDSOR (WBNG) -- Described by many as a great teammate, motivator and learner, Windsor's Dante Kimbrough is the complete package. He's well-known for his play on the gridiron, but what you probably don't know is that he excels in two additional sports. His athletic success in the fall, winter and spring makes the senior our 12 Sports Athlete of the Week.

Rarely does a high school athlete make a splash in three different sports, but Windsor's Dante Kimbrough isn't like most athletes.

The Black Knight senior does it all, and does it all at an extremely high level. He plays football in the fall, dives in the winter and runs track in the spring.

"I've never seen a football (player), diver, sprinter like that in my life," Windsor football and track head coach Tim Hogan said.

"To be that good of an athlete in three different sports is just very unusual," Windsor diving head coach Z Fian added.

"All these people are like, 'Oh my goodness, look at Dante, he's a crazy athlete,'" Windsor junior Brady Weingartner said.

Kimbrough's achievements span nearly every season. He reached states in the 100 meters last spring, was named second-team all-state in football this past fall and currently holds the Section IV diving record despite not even starting the sport until his freshman year.

"The Section IV record is unbelievable," said Windsor swimming head coach Justin Maye. "If you told me 14 years ago we would have a diver here that has broken and holds the Section IV record now, I would've said you're nuts."

"I don't know," said Kimbrough. "It's normal to me. I just put a lot of time and effort into my sports and hard work pays off."

Kimbrough's an incredible athlete, but talking to his peers, Windsor's homecoming king is an even better person.

"He's just always there for you," said Weingartner. "Always cheering people up. Halftime during football games, he'd always pump people up, and he's just always there for everybody."

A uniquely gifted athlete who's high school days are soon coming to a close.

"We're going to miss him next year," Fian said.

But years from now, Windsor will still be talking about Dante Kimbrough as one of the best three-sport athletes to every don the black and gold.

Kimbrough says he's not sure what's next regarding college and college athletics, but he does tell 12 Sports that he's currently in the process of exploring several options.

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