Seantrel Henderson Busy on And off the Field

It 's a surprise that Seantrel Henderson, a 6-foot-8, 338-pound tackle from St. Paul (MN) Cretin Derham Hall, doesn't need a personal assistant to help him keep up with his hectic schedule. Henderson, who is considered the #1 player in the country, had a basketball game Saturday, his team banquet Sunday before being honored at the Viking game at halftime and that was just part of his crazy week.

Seantrel Henderson helped lead the Raiders to a 14-0 mark this season, defeating Eden Prairie 16-5 in the Prep Bowl in the Class AAAAA title game. He was named Associated Press Player of the Year and was named All-State by the St. Paul Pioneer Press and Minnesota Vikings and was selected as All-Metro by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and Kare-11 TV.

Henderson scored nine points in the Raiders' season-opening double overtime 82-80 win over Champlain Park in the Tip-Off Classic last Saturday. He helped seal the victory with a free throw with 17.8 seconds left.

Henderson attended the football team's season-ending banquet at Mancini's and arrive at halftime for the Vikings-Cincinnati Bengals game to be honored for making the All-State team.

Henderson was on a tour of D.C. from Monday-Wednesday as part of the distinction of being one of seven finalists for the U.S. Army Player of the Year award. He participated in a wreath-laying ceremony for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Henderson is hoping to win the award that has previous winners such as Adrian Peterson in 2004 and Jimmy Clausen in 2007.

Henderson's father, Sean said that the trip was enjoyable.

"It was beautiful. It was historic."

Henderson completed his busy schedule with an official visit to Florida this weekend. Things will not slow down for Henderson when he gets back. The Christmas holiday is next week and he will play in the U.S. Army all-American Game in San Antonio January 9th.

Henderson is still deciding on his fifth official visit between Minnesota, Iowa, Oklahoma and Miami of Florida. He has already visited USC, Ohio State and Notre Dame. Henderson plans to make his college choice on signing day.

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