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John Henderson
No. 98     Jacksonville Jaguars
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: January 9, 1979 (1979-01-09) (age 31)
Place of birth: Nashville, Tennessee
Height: 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) Weight: 335 lb (152 kg)
Career information
College: Tennessee
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9
Debuted in 2002 for the Jacksonville Jaguars
Career history
 As player:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Tackles     398
Sacks     26.0
Pass deflections     37
Stats at

John Nathan Henderson (born January 9, 1979 in Nashville, Tennessee) is an American football defensive tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League. On March 21, 2006 he signed a contract extension to stay put in Jacksonville, the contract is worth $34 million dollars with $13.4 million in guarantees.[1] He was selected to the Pro Bowl following the 2004 and 2006 seasons. Henderson has a unique motivational ritual before games that involves a team trainer slapping him in the face.[2]


College career

At Tennessee, Henderson lined up at left defensive tackle next to Albert Haynesworth.


While at the University of Tennessee, Henderson was awarded the Outland Trophy in 2000. The Outland trophy is awarded to college football's top interior lineman.

Henderson was selected to the 2004 Pro Bowl and 2006 Pro Bowl.


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Chris Samuels
Outland Trophy Winners
Succeeded by
Bryant McKinnie


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