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Henson signs football scholly with OPSU

Seated, from left, Terry Henson and Kris Henson. Standing, from left, Wesson head football coach Tommy Clopton, and Jimmy Henson.

Terry Henson, son of Jimmy and Kris Henson of Wesson, accepted a scholarship offer to play football at Oklahoma Panhandle State University, a member of Division II-Heartland Conference and located in Goodwell, OK, last Wednesday. 


Henson, 5’-11”, 170 lbs., was a starting linebacker for Wesson coach Tommy Clopton as a senior in 2007 during Wesson’s 8-2 season.  Henson said that he loved playing for Clopton for four years, and was most proud that he and his teammates turned around a 2-8 performance during his freshman year to the great season the Cobras enjoyed in 2007. 


Clopton described Henson as a “prime example of a guy who started working hard when he was young and became a good player and a good student.”  Clopton added that Henson’s work ethic is a “strong indicator of the kind of person he is.”  Henson, who was selected as a first-team All-District 6-2A in 2007, finished with 68 tackles and one fumble recovery last year. 


He plans to obtain a Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Technology with a business concentration, and plans to take over the family’s business one day.  Henson is also a member of the DRTPA and the ARKLATEX Team Pinning Assocation. 


“I just want to thank my mom and my dad and my coaches for pushing me to work hard for this opportunity,” Henson said.

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