January 6, 2009

Henderson has unique experience in Hawaii

Dallas Carter defensive tackle Chris Henderson had a unique end to his first semester. While his friends and teammates were suffering through freezing temperatures in North Texas, the 6-foot-2, 270-pound defender was taking part in the inaugural Hawaii Prep Football Classic. The game featured a squad from the mainland pitted against the top players in the Aloha State.

In the end, the Mainland squad won 22-8 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu in a game filled with turnovers. However, it was the off-the-field activities that Henderson says he will remember the most.

"It was like real cool," said the Texas A&M commit. "We did so much stuff out there. It was just so much fun out there. Everybody was crazy. We went kayaking, we went surfing and we did a lot more stuff.

"We went kayaking out to this island. It was so scary. I almost flipped over. The island was like a mile out on the ocean. I was so scared. One of the boats flipped and he started screaming, 'Oh my God, help me!' I couldn't help him because I didn't want to rock our boat."

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