Kansas guard Braden Smith is one of the top players at his position in the class of 2014. He’s 18. He weighs 290 pounds. He also just bench-pressed 515 pounds three times – as in more than once – which feels incredibly important from a “how can that be?” standpoint.
This is also a reminder that high school football players are a bit more advanced than they were when you played, and “Can he bench a vending machine?” is now a reasonable thing to check off. In this instance, be sure to check the “yes” box.
Yes, the spotter held on the entire time, which will certainly generate an uproar from the weight lifting police in attendance. But keep in mind that this young man is 18 AND HE’S BENCH PRESSING A SMALL CAR WITH A SCOOTER IN THE TRUNK.
Kids these days.
[h/t SB Nation]