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Mario Henderson
Utah Blaze
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-10-29) October 29, 1984 (age 35)
Place of birth: Lehigh Acres, Florida
Height: 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) Weight: 333 lb (151 kg)
Career information
College: Florida State
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 3 / Pick: 91
Debuted in 2007 for the Oakland Raiders
Career history
Roster status: Refused to report
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Stats at NFL.com

Mario Henderson (born October 29, 1984) is an American football offensive tackle for the Utah Blaze of the Arena Football League. He spent the first four years of his career with the Oakland Raiders, after being selected from Florida State in the 2007 NFL Draft.

Early life Edit

Henderson originally attended Bishop Verot High School in Fort Myers, FL.[1] Henderson was a 375 pound freshman who'd never played football. His first year of football was his sophomore year.

After his sophomore year, Henderson transferred to Lehigh Senior High School. Due to transfer rules, he was not able to play during his junior year. He used that time to change his physique and, in his senior year, earned a scholarship to Florida State University.[2]

Professional career Edit

Oakland RaidersEdit

Henderson was selected by the Raiders in the 3rd round of the 2007 draft. In his second year, he started several games at left tackle in place of injured veteran Kwame Harris, and was the Raiders' full-time left tackle in 2009. In 2010, he lost his job to the young Jared Veldheer, and Oakland did not re-sign him for the 2011 season.

San Diego ChargersEdit

Henderson signed with the San Diego Chargers on April 12, 2012.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

On March 17, 2011, Henderson was arrested in Fort Myers for the charge of carrying a concealed firearm.[4][5]

References Edit

  1. [1]
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  3. Chargers sign Mario Henderson
  4. Souza, Gabriella (March 17, 2011). "Ex-Lee County high school star football player Henderson arrested in Fort Myers gun case". Ft. Myers News-Press. http://www.news-press.com/article/20110317/CRIME/110317047/-1/crime/Ex-Lee-high-school-star-football-player-Henderson-arrested-gun-case. Retrieved 19 March 2011.
  5. "Oakland Raider arrested on firearms charge". WBBH-TV. March 17, 2011. http://www.nbc-2.com/Global/story.asp?S=14271612. Retrieved 19 March 2011.

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