Oldest former Longhorn player, 98, meets UT coach

April 14, 2011 6:45:24 AM PDT
The oldest living former Texas football player has achieved his dream of meeting every Longhorns football coach since he played in the 1930s. John Henderson, who's 98, met face to face Wednesday with coach Mack Brown in Austin.

Henderson described to reporters how he wore a leather helmet and played guard. He graduated in 1936 with a degree in education and married his college sweetheart, Charlotte. Henderson went on to work in the oil industry.

Henderson, dressed in a burnt orange shirt, proudly wore a ring with a "T" on it as he was introduced to Brown.

The Hendersons have been season ticket holders for more than 60 years. They live in a retirement community in the Austin area and ride a chartered bus to home games.

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