Zac Henderson

Zac Henderson starred for the Argos from 1982 and 1983.

Henderson was signed by Argo President Ralph Sazio and anchored the Argos defensive backfield in 1982. We went on to win the James P. McCaffrey Trophy awarded to the outstanding defensive player in the CFL’s Eastern Division. Zac went on to lose out to James (Quick) Parker for the league honour. He was also named as a CFL all-star that season.

Henderson played defensive back for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 1978 and 1979. He was a favourite of then-Ticat boss Sazio, who recruited Henderson out of the University of Oklahoma. Henderson also played one season in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1980. He played college football at the University of Oklahoma, where he was a two-time All-American.

Zac’s college coach, Barry Switzer, recalled for The Oklahoman that Henderson was a great high school baseball player, and that he was a high school sprint champion and often beat out his prime competition, Art Briles, of nearby Rule, Texas.

He died in Oklahoma City on April 20, 2020.