Dean and Henderson, teammates for life


Crestview High School seniors Dakota Dean and Tyler Henderson have been baseball and football teammates as long as either can remember. They will part ways after graduating in June, with Dean headed to Louisiana State University on a baseball scholarship and Henderson bound for Florida Atlantic on a football scholarship.

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 02:32 PM.

CRESTVIEW — It is hard to think about Crestview High School shortstop Dakota Dean without thinking of Bulldog center fielder Tyler Henderson. It might be even harder for Dean and Henderson to remember a time they didn't play baseball and football together.

The two Crestview High School seniors have been teammates since they were T-ball all-stars — and they’ve been all-stars at every level since, but soon they will part ways.

A lifetime of memories

"We've been playing together as long as I can remember...." Dean said. "I've been growing up with him since I was little and he's like my bud.

"He always feeds off me and I feed off him. If he does something, I'm going to try and top him. And if I do something, he's always going to try and top me."

Henderson shared Dean's sentiments.

"Pretty much every memory I have of playing sports, I have him (Dean) involved in it," he said. "There were a lot of wins there and a lot of friends made, and it was a lot of fun.

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