Warriors welcome hometown commit to team

Waterloo brings in a multi-position athlete to their 2017 class.

For Warriors’ recent commit, Justin Henderson, a quarterback from St. David Catholic School, going to the University of Waterloo is a family affair.

“University of Waterloo is very close to home, which allows me to be with my family and friends,” Henderson said. “Everyone in my family for the past couple generations has also went to this school.”

With the Warriors currently in a rebuilding phrase, Henderson is more than happy to be apart of the process. “The welcoming atmosphere I received from the coaches and players made me want to be a part of this rebuilding stage for this very young and talented team,” he said.

“The coaching staff was very welcoming to me and told me straight on what their plans were, which let me know that this team has a goal and aren’t afraid to do what it takes to get there. (They’re) a committed group to both the players and the community.”

Justin Henderson with Head Coach Bertoia. Courtesy of Justin Henderson.

Henderson, who is interested in taking Legal Studies at St. Jerome’s University, which is a branch of the University of Waterloo, said the school’s academics are known to be very prestigious nationwide. It was another reason why this St. David Catholic Celtic (Waterloo County Secondary School Athletic Association) committed to the team.

The 6’2, 180lbs versatile athlete has also had reps as a kicker, punter, wide receiver and defensive back. Along with his four years with the Celtics, he has also spent four years with the Twin Cities Warhawks and Predators (Twin Cities Minor Tackle Football Association). He helped bring the Celtics to a District 8 championship after a 12-year drought in 2016, where he was named a District 8 league MVP.

In 2013 and 2014, Henderson was also the Celtics offensive and special teams MVP. In 2014, he was offensive MVP for the Twin Cities Predators.

Justin Henderson shows off his medal. Courtesy of Justin Henderson.




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