Bulldog football trio college bound

Published: Monday, February 11, 2013 at 02:28 AM.

Henderson, who also hopes to play baseball for the Owls had 82 tackles, four interceptions and seven tackles for loss from his safety position. No slouch in the classroom, he had offers from Duke, Vanderbilt and the United States Naval Academy before picking Florida Atlantic.

“I feel like everything happens for a reason and FAU came calling on me at the right time and that’s where I’m meant to be,” he said. “I just love the game and I love learning new things about the game every day.

“When coach (Pete) Rekstis (FAU defensive coordinator and secondary coach) came here and taught me the defense you could tell he knew everything there was to know about the game and I hope he passes that on to me.”

Henderson admits his football is his first love, but the added opportunity to possibly play baseball as well was just the icing on the cake.

“That (the baseball) just sweetened the deal,” he said. “To be able to go down there and continue both of my careers just makes it that much better.

“Having a shot at both of them gives me a better shot at making it (to the pros) in one of them.”

Like Henderson, Rebholz has enjoyed success on both the diamond and the football field, but he’ll strictly be a one-sport athlete at the Coast Guard Academy.

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