John G. Henderson

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John G. Henderson
Henderson c. 1915
Sport(s) Baseball, football
Biographical details
Born (1892-07-23)July 23, 1892
Ocilla, Georgia
Alma mater University of Georgia
Playing career
1912–1915 Georgia Bulldogs
Position(s) Tackle/Center
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1917 Georgia
Accomplishments and honors
SIAA (1917)
All-Southern (football) (1912, 1913, 1915)

John Greene "Tiny" Henderson (July 23, 1892 – after 1917) was a college football and baseball player and coach.[1] He was from Ocilla, Georgia.[2][3]

College football[edit]

Henderson was a lineman for the Georgia Bulldogs of the University of Georgia from 1912 to 1915. He weighed 210 pounds.[4]


In 1913 Henderson out weighed the second heaviest Georgia projected starter by 20 pounds.[5][6]


In 1914, he was "regarded as one of the best line men in the entire south"[7] and worked "as fast with his head as with his feet."[8] Henderson kicked the winning point to defeat Sewanee, giving the school its first loss at home since 1893. He passed the ball to All-American quarterback David Paddock.


He was captain of the 1915 team.[9][10] Henderson was elected All-Southern.[11] Henderson once was the head of a group of three men, one behind the other with his hands upon the shoulders of the one in front, to counter Georgia Tech's jump shift offense utilized by John Heisman.[12] The game ended 0–0.


He led Georgia baseball in 1917.[13]


  1. ^ "John Henderson To Be In Charge of "Gym"". Athens Banner. July 27, 1917. p. 1. 
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  4. ^ "The Tackles". Atlanta Constitution. October 5, 1913. p. 9. Retrieved April 20, 2015 – via  open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ Patrick Garbin. About Them Dawgs!: Georgia Football's Memorable Teams and Players. p. 17. 
  6. ^ Triumph Books. Echoes of Georgia Football: The Greatest Stories Ever Told. p. 38. 
  7. ^ "They Face Yellow Jackets Saturday". The Atlanta Constitution. November 8, 1914. p. 3. 
  8. ^ "For N. C." The Athens Banner. October 16, 1914. p. 1. 
  9. ^ "Team Captains". 
  10. ^ "Captain John Henderson". Athens Banner. October 29, 1915. p. 1. 
  11. ^ Dick Jemison (November 30, 1915). "Composite All-Southern Of Ten Of The Dopesters". Atlanta Constitution. 
  12. ^ Alabama vs. Tulane (PDF). November 6, 1937. pp. 5; 11. 
  13. ^ "From the Quad to the Diamond".