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Jerry Hendren
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 05/02/2007
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Even with the high-powered Vandal offensive attacks of the 80s and 90s, Jerry Hendren, a receiver at Idaho from 1966-69, remains the top receiver in Idaho history. Hendren led the Vandals in receiving three years straight from 1967-69, setting records that took 20-30 years for anyone else to come near. In 1968 alone, Hendren set eight school records. Nearly 40 years after his time at Idaho, Hendren still holds school records for single-game receptions (17), career receptions per game (7.67) and career touchdown catches (27). Most impressive are his single season totals. He holds the top two marks in single season receiving yards, with 1,457 in 1968 and 1,452 in 1969. Third place is nearly 200 yards behind. Hendren also holds the top two single-season receiving touchdown marks, with 14 in 1968 and 12 in 1969. Hendren’s 230 career receptions and 3,435 receiving yards rank second on Idaho’s all-time list and third place isn’t even close. Hendren was a 1969 All-American, as well as a two-time First Team All-Big Sky selection and a two-time team MVP in 1968 and 1969. After his graduation in 1969, Hendren was invited to participate in the Senior Bowl, Coaches All-American Game and the College All-Star game. He was a fourth-round draft pick of Denver Broncos and played one season in the NFL.

 

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