Jerry Henderson
Jerry Henderson
Full Name:  Gerald Harvey Henderson
     Born:  April 7, 1936 in Pensacola, Fl
     Died:  March 30, 2017 in Gulf Breeze, Fl
   School:  Pensacola Catholic High School in Pensacola, Florida


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FSU Career
Football
Year  No  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
1955  23  HB      5-11 160  So   *   Pensacola                   
1956  14  QB      5-11 175  Jr       Pensacola                   
1957  14  QB      6-0  175  Sr   *   Pensacola                   
Track & Field
Year  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
55-56         5-11 160  So   *   Pensacola                       
56-57         5-11 175  Jr   *   Pensacola                       
57-58         6-0  175  Sr   *   Pensacola                       


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Obituary for G. H. JERRY "HOOK" HENDERSON
From Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel, Pensacola, Fl

Born on April 7, 1936, Gerald Harvey Henderson, known by family and friends as "Hook", 80, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017 at his family home in Gulf Breeze, Florida.

He battled with Dementia for five years and the disease worsened over time eventually causing his death. Jerry lived a wonderful long life and died peacefully at his home surrounded by family.

He leaves his wife; his lifelong love of 59 years, Kathleen (Obrien) Henderson; their three loving children, Angel Savage, Pam Halstead and John David (JD) Henderson; his beloved lap dog, Whodat; his 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; and many family friends.

Born and raised in Pensacola, Florida, the son of Harvey William Henderson and Evelyn (Herring) Henderson, Jerry and his younger brother, Ronnie J. Henderson (1939-2013) were raised by their mother. Jerry was a lifelong resident of the Pensacola/Gulf Breeze area.

In his early years, Jerry went to Catholic School, participated in many school sports and went on to excel as an athlete. He lettered 11 times in three sports and was named to the "All Conference Team" in all three sports he played. He graduated from Pensacola Catholic High School with many accolades and recognitions in 1954. After high school, he attended Florida State University as Catholic High's first student athlete to receive an athletic scholarship to a Division 2 University. He was a proud college football quarterback, and although largely remembered for his football days, he excelled more as a track and field star. In 1958, he won the Pennsylvania Relays, and was awarded a wristwatch which he wore his entire life. Jerry held the Javelin throwing record at FSU for thirty-one years, from 1958-1989. He went on to graduate in 1958 with a BS Degree. He met his wife, Kathleen Henderson at Florida State in 1956 and they were married in Coral Gables, Florida on February 3, 1958 at Saint Teresa's Catholic Church. After getting married, Jerry joined the Army National Guard and was honorably discharged in 1961.

After leaving the Army, Jerry went on to be named the Assistant Football Coach at Leon High School in Tallahassee Florida. He moved back to Pensacola with his family in 1965 and began his career at Woodham High School, teaching and coaching. Before moving into School Administration, he attended Mississippi College and received his Masters Degree in Education Leadership and Administration. He was the Escambia County Director for Employee Relations until he retired in 1995.

Jerry maintained his talent as a coach and as an excellent athlete even after he retired. He is a FSU Varsity Club Founder, and was named a "Nugent Boy" (Coach Tom Nugent's star football players to be remembered). He always had a passion for football and will forever remain an idolized man by so many young adults that he coached. He was also an avid golfer and enjoyed many, many rounds with dear friends. As he grew older, he golfed more and became his kids and grandkids biggest fan.



FSU Statistics
Football
Season Statistics
Defense
         |       Tackles        |   Sacks  |    Fumble    |     Pass Defense    | Blkd |   PAT Attempts  |        |         |    |
Year  GP |  ua   a Tot  tfl-yds |   no-yds | ff fr-yds-td | int-yds-td qbh brup | kick |   kick  rsh rcv |   fg   | saf dxp | td | pts
---------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
1955     |   0   0   0  0.0-    |  0.0-    |  0   -  0- 0 |    -  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0   0   0  |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
1956     |   0   0   0  0.0-    |  0.0-    |  0   -  0- 0 |    -  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0   0   0  |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
1957   8 |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0   -  0- 0 |    -  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0   0   0  |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
---------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Tot    8 |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0   0   0  |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Offense/Kick and Punt Returns
         |       Rushing        |      Receiving       |         Passing          |     Kick Returns      |     Punt Returns      |  all
Year  GP |  no  yds  avg td lg  |  no  yds  avg td lg  | cmp- att-int  yds td lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  | purp
---------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
1955     |        0  0.0        |           0.0        |    -    -                |           0.0         |           0.0         |     
1956     |        0  0.0        |           0.0        |    -    -                |           0.0         |           0.0         |     
1957   8 |  27   32  1.2  0     |   1    4  4.0  0     |  10- 24 - 5    90  1     |   1   20 20.0  0      |   2   10  5.0  0      |   66
---------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Tot    8 |  27   32  1.2  0     |   1    4  4.0  0     |  10-  24- 5    90  1     |   1   20 20.0  0      |   2   10  5.0  0      |   66
Punting and Kicking
         |            Punting             |                       Kicking
Year  GP |  no   yds  avg lg tb fc i20 bk | fgm-fga   pct 01-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 lg   kick
---------|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------
1955     |   4   126 31.5                 |    -    0.000   -     -     -     -         -  
1956     |   3    93 31.0                 |    -    0.000   -     -     -     -         -  
1957   8 |   7   229 32.7                 |    -    0.000   -     -     -     -         -  
---------|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------
Tot    8 |  14   448 32.0  0  0  0   0  0 |   0-0   0.000  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0  0   0-0
Football
Game Participation
                            |      Starts
1955                        | GP  Off  Def
----------------------------|--------------
Nov  5 VILLANOVA            |  1           
Nov 11 FURMAN               |  1           
----------------------------|--------------
Tot                         |  2   0    0

                            |      Starts
1956                        | GP  Off  Def
----------------------------|--------------
Sep 22 OHIO                 |  1           
Oct 20 WAKE FOREST          |  1           
Oct 27 VILLANOVA            |  1           
Nov 10 FURMAN               |  1           
----------------------------|--------------
Tot                         |  4   0    0

                            |      Starts
1957                        | GP  Off  Def
----------------------------|--------------
Sep 21 FURMAN               |  1           
Sep 28 BOSTON COLLEGE       |  1           
Oct  5 VILLANOVA            |  1  QB   DB  
Oct 12 NORTH CAROLINA STATE |  1  QB   DB  
Oct 19 ABILENE CHRISTIAN    |  1           
Oct 26 VIRGINIA TECH        |  1           
Nov  8 MIAMI                |  1           
Nov 16 MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN |  1           
Nov 23 AUBURN               |  1           
Nov 30 TAMPA                |  1           
----------------------------|--------------
Tot                         | 10   2    2

----------------------------|--------------
Career Tot                  | 16   2    2
Football
Game Statistics
                            |       Tackles        |   Sacks  |    Fumble    |     Pass Defense    | Blkd |   PAT Attempts  |        |         |    |
1955                        |  ua   a Tot  tfl-yds |   no-yds | ff fr-yds-td | int-yds-td qbh brup | kick |   kick  rsh rcv |   fg   | saf dxp | td | pts
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Oct 15 GEORGIA              |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Oct 22 GEORGIA TECH         |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Nov  5 VILLANOVA            |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Tot                         |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |  0    0 |  0 |   0

                            |       Tackles        |   Sacks  |    Fumble    |     Pass Defense    | Blkd |   PAT Attempts  |        |         |    |
1956                        |  ua   a Tot  tfl-yds |   no-yds | ff fr-yds-td | int-yds-td qbh brup | kick |   kick  rsh rcv |   fg   | saf dxp | td | pts
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Oct 20 WAKE FOREST          |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Oct 27 VILLANOVA            |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Nov 24 AUBURN               |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Tot                         |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |  0    0 |  0 |   0

                            |       Tackles        |   Sacks  |    Fumble    |     Pass Defense    | Blkd |   PAT Attempts  |        |         |    |
1957                        |  ua   a Tot  tfl-yds |   no-yds | ff fr-yds-td | int-yds-td qbh brup | kick |   kick  rsh rcv |   fg   | saf dxp | td | pts
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Sep 21 FURMAN               |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Sep 28 BOSTON COLLEGE       |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Oct  5 VILLANOVA            |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Oct 12 NORTH CAROLINA STATE |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Oct 26 VIRGINIA TECH        |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Nov 16 MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Nov 23 AUBURN               |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   1-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Nov 30 TAMPA                |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Tot                         |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   1-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |  0    0 |  0 |   0

                            |       Rushing        |      Receiving       |         Passing          |     Kick Returns      |     Punt Returns      |  all
1955                        |  no  yds  avg td lg  |  no  yds  avg td lg  | cmp- att-int  yds td lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  | purp
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Oct 15 GEORGIA              |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |    0
Oct 22 GEORGIA TECH         |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |    0
Nov  5 VILLANOVA            |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |    0
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Tot                         |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |    0

                            |       Rushing        |      Receiving       |         Passing          |     Kick Returns      |     Punt Returns      |  all
1956                        |  no  yds  avg td lg  |  no  yds  avg td lg  | cmp- att-int  yds td lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  | purp
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Oct 20 WAKE FOREST          |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |    0
Oct 27 VILLANOVA            |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |    0
Nov 24 AUBURN               |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |    0
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Tot                         |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |    0

                            |       Rushing        |      Receiving       |         Passing          |     Kick Returns      |     Punt Returns      |  all
1957                        |  no  yds  avg td lg  |  no  yds  avg td lg  | cmp- att-int  yds td lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  | purp
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Sep 21 FURMAN               |   2   13  6.5  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   13
Sep 28 BOSTON COLLEGE       |   3   -1 -0.3  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   -1
Oct  5 VILLANOVA            |   6   10  1.7  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   1-   6- 1    14  1     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   10
Oct 12 NORTH CAROLINA STATE |   7   28  4.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   7-  14- 3    64  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   28
Oct 26 VIRGINIA TECH        |   1   -1 -1.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   1    8  8.0  0      |    7
Nov 16 MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN |   1    2  2.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   1-   1- 0    -7  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   1    2  2.0  0      |    4
Nov 23 AUBURN               |   3  -20 -6.7  0     |   1    4  4.0  0     |   1-   3- 1     1  0     |   1   20 20.0         |   0    0  0.0  0      |    4
Nov 30 TAMPA                |   3    1  0.3  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   1-   2- 0    37  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |    1
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Tot                         |  26   32  1.2  0     |   1    4  4.0  0     |  11-  26- 5   109  1     |   1   20 20.0  0      |   2   10  5.0  0      |   66

                            |            Punting             |                       Kicking
1955                        |  no   yds  avg lg tb fc i20 bk | fgm-fga   pct 01-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 lg  kick
----------------------------|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------
Oct 15 GEORGIA              |   1    22 22.0                 |   0- 0  0.000  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0     0- 0
Oct 22 GEORGIA TECH         |   2    64 32.0                 |   0- 0  0.000  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0     0- 0
Nov  5 VILLANOVA            |   1    40 40.0                 |   0- 0  0.000  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0     0- 0
----------------------------|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------
Tot                         |   4   126 31.5  0  0  0   0  0 |   0-0   0.000  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0  0  0- 0
                            |            Punting             |                       Kicking
1956                        |  no   yds  avg lg tb fc i20 bk | fgm-fga   pct 01-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 lg  kick
----------------------------|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------
Oct 20 WAKE FOREST          |   1    37 37.0                 |   0- 0  0.000  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0     0- 0
Oct 27 VILLANOVA            |   1    20 20.0                 |   0- 0  0.000  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0     0- 0
Nov 24 AUBURN               |   1    36 36.0                 |   0- 0  0.000  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0     0- 0
----------------------------|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------
Tot                         |   3    93 31.0  0  0  0   0  0 |   0-0   0.000  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0  0  0- 0
                            |            Punting             |                       Kicking
1957                        |  no   yds  avg lg tb fc i20 bk | fgm-fga   pct 01-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 lg  kick
----------------------------|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------
Sep 21 FURMAN               |   1    13 13.0                 |   0- 0  0.000  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0     0- 0
Sep 28 BOSTON COLLEGE       |   0     0 0.0                  |   0- 0  0.000  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0     0- 0
Oct  5 VILLANOVA            |   2    63 31.5                 |   0- 0  0.000  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0  0  0- 0
Oct 12 NORTH CAROLINA STATE |   1    23 23.0                 |   0- 0  0.000  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0     0- 0
Oct 26 VIRGINIA TECH        |   0     0 0.0                  |   0- 0  0.000  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0     0- 0
Nov 16 MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN |   3   130 43.3                 |   0- 0  0.000  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0     0- 0
Nov 23 AUBURN               |   0     0 0.0                  |   0- 0  0.000  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0     0- 0
Nov 30 TAMPA                |   0     0 0.0                  |   0- 0  0.000  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0     0- 0
----------------------------|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------
Tot                         |   7   229 32.7  0  0  0   0  0 |   0-0   0.000  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0  0  0- 0
Track & Field
   Date    Opponent/Meet                  Event                         Place      Results       Points
---------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------- ----- ------------------ ------
            1956 Season
04/28/1956 LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS             Javelin, old style              3                        1
05/05/1956 FLORIDA AAU                    Javelin, old style              2   176- 5.50   53.78m   3
05/08/1956 MIAMI                          Javelin, old style              1   181- 1      55.19m   5
            1957 Season
04/20/1957 GEORGIA                        Javelin, old style              2   195- 4      59.54m   3
05/02/1957 MIAMI                          Javelin, old style              1   193- 9      59.06m   5
05/04/1957 FLORIDA AAU                    Javelin, old style              2   202- 0      61.57m   3
            1958 Season
03/27/1958 FURMAN                         Javelin, old style              1   197- 9      60.27m   5
03/29/1958 FLORIDA RELAYS                 Javelin, old style              1   200- 7.50   61.15m   5
04/02/1958 ROANOKE COLLEGE                Javelin, old style              1   202- 1      61.60m   5
04/12/1958 FLORIDA                        Javelin, old style              1   215- 6.50   65.70m   5
04/26/1958 PENN RELAYS                    Javelin, old style              1   217- 4      66.24m   5
05/01/1958 MIAMI                          Javelin, old style              1   227- 5      69.32m   5
05/03/1958 FLORIDA AAU CHAMPIONSHIP       Javelin, old style              2                        3