Dean and Henderson, teammates for life

Published: Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 02:32 PM.

"Just every memory involves him that involves sports."

Hendersonmade an impact on the Bulldog football team when he started his first game freshman year at defensive back. Dean, who was the freshman team’s starting quarterback that 2009 season, was called up to the varsity in the latter part of the season, and was a three-year starter on the football team.

Dean, at shortstop, and Henderson, in center field, have been starters on the Crestview baseball team since day one of their freshman season.

In a few weeks, their run together will end as Dean heads to Louisiana State University to play baseball and Henderson goes to Florida Atlantic University, where he will play football and possibly baseball.

Special players

Crestview baseball coach Tim Gillis remembers watching Dean and Henderson when they started in the city league. Even then, he could see they were special players — and they haven't disappointed him in their four years on his team.

"They are just some great kids that play the game right and are really good players," Gillis said. "Obviously, they are talented, but they really work hard and it makes it a lot easier to coach.

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