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Floyd Henderson
2012-13 Hall of Fame
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Football (1951-1952 & 1955-1956); Track and Field (1951-1952)
Floyd Henderson

The first African-American to compete in intercollegiate athletics at Valparaiso University, Floyd Henderson was a trailblazer in the Crusaders' athletic department.

Henderson played football and ran track at Valpo, where he was known for his electrifying runs on the gridiron, both from the halfback position on offense and as part of the Crusaders' punt return game. He was named to Evansville's All-Opponent Team in 1955. 

Following his sophomore year, Henderson served two years active duty in the U.S. Army, where he was a starter on the U.S. Army 5th Division football team. Following graduation, Henderson was invited to NFL tryouts with the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions. 

A 1957 graduate of Valparaiso, Henderson is a retired biological science librarian with the U.S. Forest Service.

2012-13 Hall of Fame
Katie BooneBasketball (2001-2005)
Floyd HendersonFootball (1951-1952 & 1955-1956); Track and Field (1951-1952)
Paul NaumannFootball (1953-1956); Baseball (1954-1957)
Jack TodhunterBaseball (1960-1961 & 1963); Bowling (1961-1963)
1963, 1964 and 1965 Men's Cross Country TeamsCross Country (1963-1965)
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler