Thursday, August 5, 2010

Countdown to 2010 - #30 Keith Henderson

For the next 30 days The Captain and The Coach will be counting down the days to the start of college football season. For each day we will look at a former UGA or FSU player that wore the jersey of the corresponding days left to kickoff on September 4th. Enjoy and come back daily.

#30 Keith Henderson

                                   Henderson against the Clemson Tigers (Ht to

Coming to the University of Georgia from Cartersville High School Henderson played between the hedges from 1985-1988. While his primary position was fullback and he blocked for the likes of Tim Worley and Rodney Hampton, Henderson is best known for his performance against the University of Florida in 1985. Florida came into the game ranked number 1 for the first time in school history only to see Henderson rush for 145 yards on nine carries. He had two touchdown runs of 76 and 32 yards. As a team UGA ran for 344 yards on that glorious Saturday afternoon . In fact the writers at Gator Country called this loss the 5th most bitter in Florida history. Let's have Coach Vince Dooley give us the highlights.


Henderson ranks third all time in UGA history in average rush per career at 6.04 yards.  His average of 6.77 yards gained per rush in 1985 ranks 5th. After his playing career days at the University of Georgia were finished he was drafted in the third round of the 1989 draft by the San Fransico 49ers. While with the 49ers Henderson played in Super Bowl XXIV which the 49ers pummeled the Broncos 55-10. His NFL career totaled four seasons 755 total yards rushing and 4 touchdowns.

Other greats who wore #30 include co-worker and fullback Scott Williams.

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