That's why he is The Salt Lake Tribune's 2014 prep football Most Valuable Player.
The Beetdiggers star holds 19 Utah records, including total offense, rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, 100-yard rushing games, 200-yard rushing games, touchdown passes, passing yards, and points scored. He won 38 games and one state title.
Nationally, he is the only quarterback to ever toss five touchdown passes in one quarter, and is the first player to score over 100 touchdowns rushing and 100 throwing.
And he is one of only two players to produce over 20,000 yards of total offense.
"Austin Kafentzis might go down as the greatest football player to ever come out of our state," said Bingham coach Dave Peck. "I am just glad that I do not need to prepare a gameplan to stop him ever again."
Those who know him say Kafentzis never worried about those numbers or records.
"The best part of it is that he's way humble," said Jordan coach Eric Kjar, who recognized Kafentzis' talent early and started him as a freshman. "You don't expect that with as much as he has accomplished. You expect him to be a cocky kid. He is unassuming at times and just even-keeled. With him, he was never worried about the numbers. It was all about competing and winning. You never knew what his stats were, ever."
He also seems popular with his teammates, who described him as a leader who never lost his cool and was the guy everyone looked at when things on the field became difficult.
"In a bad situation, he would just say, 'All right, we've got it. Let's go down and score and show people what we are made of,'" said Jordan receiver Spencer Curtis. "He is probably the best quarterback anybody could ever have had in high school."
A.J. Townsend, another Jordan receiver, said Kafentzis always seemed to put him in spots to make plays, making being a pass-catcher a much easier job.
"He is always a leader," said Townsend. "He was the person everyone looks to."
Kjar said he always admired Kafentzis' approach to football. The Jordan quarterback did the weight training and conditioning above and beyond what was required.
"The first thing [as a freshman starter] was that he was physically ready as far as strength, speed and size," said Kjar. "He had the mental capacity and the ability to stand in there and read and make plays in a passing game that I liked. When you combined those things, he earned that spot."
Jordan runs a spread offense that mixes passing with a potent run/option attack. Having a quarterback such as Kafentzis capable of making a read, throwing a pinpoint pass or running for a touchdown on any play made the Beetdiggers a threat to score on any play.