It’s been exactly 20 years since the most celebrated high school athlete in Livingston County history roamed the sidelines for his team.
And in an article on the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) website, Drew Henson reflects on his days as a Bulldog.
Henson was a multi-sport star for Brighton (football, basketball and baseball) who went on to play football at Michigan and baseball in the New York Yankees system. He later switched pro sports from baseball to football, and started a game for the Dallas Cowboys.
Although his pro career didn’t pan out the way everyone expected (he had just one hit in the Major Leagues, and threw just one touchdown pass in the NFL), he did make his mark as one of just seven athletes since 1970 to play in both and NFL and MLB.
In the article on the MHSAA website, Henson looks back on his glory days at Brighton. From the article:
Drew Henson admits he’ll still sneak an occasional peak at the record book.
After 20 years and professional careers in two sports, a quick glance isn’t about vanity for Henson. The former Brighton football and baseball star said he’s simply curious whether his myriad records are withstanding the test of time.
“Sometimes somebody will send me (a link), and I’ll look to see if anybody is getting close,” Henson said. “I’ve got to see who is coming up.”
You’ll find the article here.
And for a look back at Henson in action for Brighton, check out the video below and you’ll see him playing quarterback for the Bulldogs against South Lyon in 1997.