Photoshop Phriday: Drew Henson
A few weeks ago this video resurfaced of Bo Jackson at White Sox spring training explaining who he was to Drake LaRoche (son of former National and recently retired Adam LaRoche). It got me thinking about other two sport athletes and I was reminded of Drew Henson, who unfortunately did not have the good fortune to be a successful NFL and MLB star. Henson was heavily recruited out of high school and was drafted by the Yankees but chose to play QB at Michigan. In 1998 and ’99 he split time with Tom Brady and in 2000 started 8 games. It was in those games that he threw for most of his 2,631 career cards and 22 passing TDs. During summers Henson played in developmental leagues for the Yankees and after the 2000 season he decided to give his full attention to baseball.
Henson moved up through the Yankees system from 2000 to ’02 but only saw courtesy time at the MLB level. In 9 career ABs he picked up 1 hit. After that Henson turned his attention to the NFL. Henson bounced around NFL rosters from 2003-08, seeing playing time for the Cowboys in 2004 and Lions in 2008. From there he returned to baseball, now as a coach and instructor. Henson was a hitting coach for the Yankees minor league system and now is a member of the Yankees scouting staff. Among the reasons that drew (Ha!) Henson to Michigan in 1998 were certainly the delicious chorizo, pepper, and onion calzones available at team meals (Photo credit The Detroit News).