Seantrel Henderson Wins USA Today Honor

Seantrel Henderson, a 6-foot-8, 338-pound tackle from St. Paul (MN) Cretin Derham Hall, was named USA Today Offensive Player of the Year, the first time an offensive lineman has received the award. Henderson visited Florida this past weekend and is considering seven schools.

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 is one of seven finalists for the U.S. Army Player of the Year award. He recently 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 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, Florida and Notre Dame. Henderson plans to make his college choice on signing day.

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