As of now, there are only two Livingston County athletes in the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame – Fowlerville’s legendary Charlie Gehringer and Brighton football star Cullen Finnerty. You have the chance to help elect a third.
Brighton’s Drew Henson is a finalist in the 2020 class in the “amateur” category. While his pro career fell short of expectations, his high school career did not. He was the most celebrated high school athlete in Livingston County history, and one of the greatest in Michigan history, as well.
The Michigan Sports Hall of Fame is letting people vote online for this year’s class, and you can vote for Henson – or any of the other finalists in all the categories – by clicking HERE.
Here’s Henson’s bio from their website:
Drew Henson, raised in Brighton, earned All-State honors in football, baseball and basketball at Brighton High School. At graduation, Henson was second all-time in Michigan high school history in passing yards (5,662) and touchdowns (52). In baseball, a four-time All-State selection, and remains the Michigan high school record holder in home runs (70), RBIs (290), runs (259), hits (257), doubles (68), grand slams (10) and walks (129). The home runs, RBIs and run totals were also National records. Was a standout quarterback at the University of Michigan before embarking upon a professional career that included playing both MLB and NFL games. As a high school student, Henson was a 1998 MSHOF Tomorrow’s Winners Award recipient.