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Who is Thomas Henderson?

by Ratan Srivastava
Thomas Henderson

Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson or Thomas Henderson is indeed an American football linebacker who played for such Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers, Houston Oilers, as well as Miami Dolphins inside the National Football League. He was a member of the Langston University football team.

Henderson was reared upon that east side of Austin, Texas, by his young mother and played football for such L. C. Anderson High School “B” squad through 1969, when he relocated to Oklahoma City to live with his grandmother as well as find a much more secure environment.

Despite earning All-City accolades as a defensive end at Douglass High School as a senior, he wasn’t really recruited by schools since his career had already been cut short following transferring and forced to sit up her junior year. Henderson enlisted inside the Air Force after graduation but left before being sworn in.

Henderson was a walk-on for such NAIA Langston University football team. His outgoing nature gave him the moniker “Wild Man,” as well as he went on to being a two-time All-America defensive end for minor colleges.

He helped the squad to an 11-1 record as well as a playoff spot as a senior. He was selected Defensive Player of the Year for the Southwest District.

During his collegiate career, he began 45 consecutive games. He additionally competed in track and field, maybe in the 100 metres and 100 yards as well as the triple jump (49 feet).

In 2002, he was inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame at Langston University. He was named to the Black College Football Hall of Fame in 2018.

Henderson was drafted as part of both the Dallas Cowboys’ Dirty Dozen in the first round of the 1975 NFL Draft. He concentrated on special teams as a rookie. During the second match against the St. Louis Cardinals, he recovered a reverse handoff for a 97-yard kickoff return for just a score.

Inside the fourteenth match against the New York Jets, he stopped a punt.

He battled D.D. Lewis again for beginning strongside linebacker position in 1976. He was kept on as a backup as well as a key member of the special teams unit. In the twelfth game against the St. Louis Cardinals, he stopped a punt out from the goal line for just safety.

Randy White was transferred to defensive lineman, and that he was named the starting weakside linebacker in 1977. He has 53 tackles, three interceptions, one unofficial sack, as well as two forced fumbles to his credit. Against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he recovered an intercepted 79 yards for a score.

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