Last night in a 46-14 win over Mead, 2016 Holy Family quarterback Chris Helbig continued his aerial assault on the record book throwing for 442 yards and five scores.
This season, Helbig has thrown for nearly 3,000 yards to go with 32 touchdowns. Beyond the gaudy numbers, most impressive is Helbig’s efficiency. Last night Helbig was 21 of 26 with no interceptions. For the season Helbig is hitting on 62% of his passes while throwing only five interceptions.
Only a first year starter at QB, the 6-3 Helbig is better known to Colorado prep sports fans for his exploits on the basketball court on a state title team. Last season he averaged nine point a game, three assists and four boards. Due to his impressive athletic diversity, Helbig has yet to make a decision regarding what sport he will play in college. When asked about his potential college sports future Helbig says, “Not yet! I'm leaning toward football right now but I have no clue! I'm hoping to go to a couple camps and some college camps this spring and fall and hopefully that will help!” Helbig’s size, athleticism and prolific numbers have not gone unnoticed by colleges. Helbig points out that he is gaining some early contact, primarily letters, from Arizona, Mizzou, Northern Colorado, Harvard, Navy, Utah, and Toledo.
In the thick of the season and holding a 7-2 record, Helbig is naturally focused on his team. Looking at his personal and team success Helbig, a team first player, states, “My job is easy. I just get to toss the ball around and watch my receivers do the work. They deserve all the credit. We have really been playing well as a team this year and it's the most fun I've ever had!”
Helbig is obviously and rightly excited about his season, the increasing experience and maturity makes Helbig a player to watch from the Colorado class of 2016. It will be interesting to see if this spring’s upcoming camp and combine circuit brings a first offer for this intriguing signal caller.