Steven Barber plays football in a world of silence and simplicity.
Profoundly deaf since he was born, Barber will never play for the roar of the crowd, nor will he run his mouth between plays to mask his frustration or a bruised ego.
Talking trash would just take too much time, not to mention the last opponent that tried yelling at him finally gave up after being continually ignored.
What the 6-foot-2, 215-pound Dakota Ridge senior does exceptionally well is play defense. All the chatter and pageantry under the Friday night lights are just a sideshow.