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Top 15 CU Buffs of the decade - #14

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May 26, 2015


For the next couple weeks we will be counting down the top 15 Colorado football players since the 2005-2006 season. Of course, it’s not the most fun decade to be looking it, but I think the down period created an interesting challenge when creating this list.

As it always goes with these lists, there is not an exact formula to determine the top 15, I tried to weigh a player’s success at CU over all other factors, but of course things like NFL success and fan favorite status creeped into the decision making process.

I’m sure people will disagree with placement, or certain players being left off, but that’s part of the fun of these, so as we work down the list, let me know where you disagree!

#14 – Greg Henderson

Henderson is one of just 23 players all-time to be a four-year starter at Colorado, and one of just six defensive backs. While he played at a time at CU when many players got opportunities to play early when they likely shouldn’t have, Henderson is one of the few who played at a high level all the way through.

Colorado vs Colorado State Football562.JPG Greg Henderson of CU runs back a fumble for a touchdown against CSU on Sunday. For more photos of the game, go to www.dailycamera.com. Cliff Grassmick / September 1, 2013

The lock down corner’s accolades at Colorado include second-team freshman all-american, honorable mention All-Pac 12 (x2), and the Buffalo Heart award, the most prestigious award a player can receive from the fans at Colorado.

“Hendo” leaves Colorado ranked 3rd all time in passes broken up with 36, and 23rd all time in solo tackles with 163. His four picks in 2013 is the most single-season interceptions by any player in the decade.

Henderson played in the East-West Shrine game, an all-star game for college seniors, and was considered to have one of the best weeks of practice by any of the defensive backs. He was picked up by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent directly after April’s NFL Draft, but has since been released by the team.

(For a great Hendo memory, skip to 4:10 of this video and maybe turn your speakers down a bit.)


Stick with us for the rest of the countdown!

Previous players:
#15 – David Bakhtiari


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