Kaleb traveled halfway across the country from Arizona to Pennsylvania to attend college and play football because he was convinced that, no matter what happened with football, he would have an Ivy League education from Penn to fall back on. Little did he know that decision would turn out to be one of the best of his young life.
The wide receiver was working out during a study break during finals week late in 2014 when the right side of his body started to feel “funky”. Then when his whole face went numb and his one arm went totally numb and he couldn’t lift it, his concern escalated. Originally diagnosed as a stroke, Kaleb went through a series of MRI’s CT scans, spinal taps and blood work before he was eventually diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.
His football playing days were over, but Kaleb approached the coaching staff and asked if he could stay involved with the team. He was made a student-coach as part of the staff and did a little bit of everything during Penn’s 2015 magical ride to a share of the Ivy League title.