Thursday, March 08, 2007

Goodbye Hendoo


The Green Bay Packers today released fullback William Henderson, one of the few remaining players on the Super Bowl XXXI and XXXII teams.


Henderson, a 6-foot-1, 252-pound veteran out of North Carolina, played in 188 Packers games, more than all but three players in team history (Brett Favre, Bart Starr and Ray Nitschke).

In 12 seasons, he caught 320 passes for 2,409 yards (7.5 avg.) and 14 touchdowns, and rushed for 426 yards on 112 carries (3.5 avg.) with five scores

Originally selected by the Packers in the third round of the 1995 NFL Draft, Henderson also played in 16 Green Bay playoff games.

Quarterback Brett Favre is the only player left from the Packers' two Super Bowl teams from the '90s.

A banner in the Packers Hall of Fame rent down the middle, and a voice from the general manager's office said, "It is done."

A Haiku for Hendoo

Hendoo walks away.
Noted Marquette Alumnus
Denbo weeps gently.

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