|Position:||Wide receiver Running back|
|Height:||5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m)|
|Weight:||190 lb (86 kg)|
|High school:||Alexandria Area High School|
|College:|| University of Mary |
Minnesota State Community and Technical College
|Career highlights and awards|
Todd Hendricks (born August 13, 1968) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver, running back, and kick returner. Hendricks played professionally for several seasons in the Austrian Football League's highest level. He later played in Switzerland's Nationalliga A (American football).
Hendricks played college football at the University of Mary and Minnesota State Community & Technical College. He has been a successful coach since his playing career ended.
Todd Hendricks played for Alexandria Area High School in Alexandria, Minnesota as a standout football, basketball and track athlete.He went on to play four seasons of college football as receiver, running back and kick returner. Hendricks earned all Minnesota College Athletic Conference honors in football and track (Sprints) and was named 1988 JC Gridwire All-American for his all purpose production rushing, receiving and kick returns at Minnesota State Community & Technical College-Fergus Falls. Hendricks was inducted to the Minnesota College Athletic Conference Hall of Fame in 2015.
On an athletic scholarship, Hendricks played the final two years of his college football career at the University of Mary Marauders.In his senior season, Hendricks earned All Conference honors as a starting receiver and ranked in the top five in the league in receiving. Hendricks helped lead the University of Mary to its first ever top 25 final national ranking in 1991 as a team captain. Hendricks returned to college and earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Mary in 2000.
Hendricks went unsigned after NFL tryouts. On December 28, 1992, Hendricks signed a Professional sports contract in the Austrian Football League for the AFC Rangers of Vienna, Austria. He played all or parts of six seasons - 1993, 1995-1997, 2000,2002 - for the AFC Rangers, reaching the Austrian Football League playoffs semi final four times, as well as the European Football League 1996 Eurobowl tournament playoffs.In 1995, Hendricks was honored as Austrian Football League MVP and Offensive Player of the Year. Hendricks scored a league record 20 touchdowns (14 receiving and 6 rushing) that season in eight games. He was named All Europe by the European Federation of American Football after the 1995, 1996, and 1997 seasons. He averaged 167 all purpose yards and over two touchdowns per game in his career in Europe, and is considered one of the all time greats to play in Austrian Football League and Europe.
In 1999, Hendricks played for the St Paul Pigs in Minnesota. Hendricks led the team in rushing and led the league in yards per reception, while also finishing second in the league in receiving touchdowns. He helped the Pigs to an undefeated season and won the league championship. Hendricks was named to the Mid America League and AFA all star teams. The Pigs franchise folded after its only season.
The next season, 2000, Hendricks returned to Europe and again played for the Rangers in the Austrian Football League and was named to the league all star team.
In 2008, Hendricks played and coached the last three games of the season for the Vienna Knights in Austria.
In 2009, Hendricks signed with the Bern Grizzlies of Switzerland's top level Nationalliga A (American football). Hendricks ruptured his Achilles' tendon ending his season early in the fifth game. Hendricks had scored eight touchdowns before the injury.
In 2010, he came back from the injury signing to play and coach with the Thun Tigers of Switzerland. Hendricks accounted for 19 total touchdowns in his final season as a player.
Hendricks was inducted to the US National Minor league football (gridiron) Hall of Fame in 2004. He has helped promote the game in the USA and Europe at schools, camps, and clinics.
Hendricks has coached in the US and Europe. He has a head coach record of 91 wins, 35 loss, 1 tie and four championships for Wabasso High School 2002-2004, Alexandria Mustangs, Bern Grizzlies in Switzerland, and Terni Steelers, Viterbo Pitbulls in Italy.He has also served twenty seasons as an assistant coach or coordinator at Osakis High School, Kimball High School, ACGC High School, Ridgewater College, Augsburg University, Thun Tigers in Switzerland and AFC Rangers in Austria. In 2021, Hendricks was an assistant football coach at North Dakota State College of Science.
Johnny Nolan Robinson is a former American football player. He was primarily a safety, but also played on offense as a halfback and flanker early in his career. He played college football at Louisiana State University (LSU) for the Tigers.
Ben Terrence Coates, Jr. is an American former football tight end who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 10 seasons, primarily with the New England Patriots. He played college football at Livingstone College and was selected by the Patriots in the fifth round of the 1991 NFL Draft, where spent all but one season of his professional career. In his final season, he was a member of the Baltimore Ravens.
Theodore Paul Hendricks, nicknamed "the Mad Stork" and "Kick 'em in the Head Ted", is a Guatemalan-born former professional American football linebacker who played for 15 seasons with the Baltimore Colts, the Green Bay Packers, and the Oakland / Los Angeles Raiders in the National Football League (NFL). He was a member of four Super Bowl-winning teams, and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990 after being elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1987. He is the first Guatemalan-born player in the NFL. He played college football for the Miami Hurricanes.
Kevin Troy Faulk is an American former football running back who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 13 seasons with the New England Patriots. He played college football at Louisiana State University, receiving first-team All-American honors, and was selected in the second round of the 1999 NFL Draft by the Patriots. Faulk held a variety of offensive and special teams roles during his career and contributed to the franchise's first three Super Bowl titles. For his accomplishments in New England, he was inducted to the Patriots Hall of Fame in 2016. After retiring from the NFL, Faulk returned to LSU as a coach from 2018 to 2021. He was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2022.
Tony De'Angelo Simmons is a former American football player. He played in the National Football League for the New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans and New York Giants. He has also played for the Edmonton Eskimos, BC Lions of the Canadian Football League, Triangle Razorbacks in the National Ligaen in Denmark and for the Békéscsaba Raptors in the Hungarian American Football League.
Leo Everett Lewis Jr. was an American gridiron football player and coach. He played college football as a running back for Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, from 1951 to 1954 and professionally with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL) from 1955 to 1966. He served as the head football coach at his alma mater, Lincoln, from 1973 to 1975.
Fussballclub Thun 1898 is a Swiss football team from the Bernese Oberland town of Thun. The club plays in the Swiss Challenge League, the second tier of the Swiss football league system, following relegation from the Swiss Super League in the 2019–20 season. The club plays at the Stockhorn Arena which accommodates a total of 10,000 supporters, both seated and standing. The club's colours are red and white.
Walter Eugene "Chuck" Foreman is an American former professional football player who was a running back for the Minnesota Vikings and the New England Patriots in the National Football League (NFL). Considered one of the best passing-catching backs in NFL history, Foreman started in three Super Bowls with the Vikings and was the premiere back for the team for most of the 1970s. Upon entering the league in 1973, he was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, and he was selected to the Pro Bowl for the first five seasons of his career. During this time, he was also named once first-team All-Pro team and three second-team All-Pro teams. Nicknamed "The Spin Doctor" for his elusive running abilities, Foreman held the Vikings franchise record for rushing yards from scrimmage upon his retirement. As part of the team's 50th anniversary celebration, Foreman was named as one of the 50 Greatest Vikings in 2010. The Professional Football Researchers Association named Foreman to the PRFA Hall of Very Good Class of 2010
Billy Joe DuPree is an American former professional football player who was a tight end in the National Football League (NFL) for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Michigan State University.
Anthony Michael Peter Gabriel is a former professional Canadian football pass receiver who played in the Canadian Football League from 1971 to 1981. He played for both the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Ottawa Rough Riders. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in August 1985. In 2014, he was inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame.
Kenneth William Kavanaugh was an American football player, coach, and scout. He played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) for the Chicago Bears as an end from 1940 to 1950, except for three seasons during which he served in World War II. He led the league in receiving touchdowns twice, and is a member of the NFL 1940s All-Decade Team. He is the Bears' all-time leader in receiving touchdowns, with 50. He retired with the second most receiving touchdowns in NFL history and was the second to reach 50 touchdowns in NFL history.
Todd Sloan Elik is a Canadian former professional ice hockey centre who played eight seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) between 1989 and 1997. After leaving the NHL he spent several years in Europe, retiring in 2008.
Gaynell Charles "Gus" Tinsley was an American football end and coach. He played professionally for the Chicago Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL) from 1937 to 1938 and in 1940. He attended Louisiana State University, where he was a consensus All-American for the LSU Tigers football team in 1935 and 1936. In 1937 he was drafted by the Cardinals, with whom he was an All-NFL selection in 1937 and 1938. During his three years in the NFL, Tinsley set or tied NFL single-season records with 674 receiving yards in 1937 and 41 pass receptions in 1938. He later served as the head football coach at LSU from 1948 to 1954. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1956.
Harold Leon Jackson is an American former professional football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) from 1968 through 1983. Jackson was drafted in the 12th round of the 1968 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams. In 2014, Jackson was hired to serve as head coach at his alma mater Jackson State. He was fired five games into the 2015 season.
David Wayne Parks was an American football wide receiver and tight end in the National Football League (NFL). He was the first overall selection in the 1964 NFL Draft out of Texas Technological College. Parks was selected to three Pro Bowls, and was an All-Pro selection two times. In 1965 he captured the "triple crown" of receiving, leading the NFL in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns. In 2008 Parks was selected to be enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame.
Corey Eugene Millen is an American former professional ice hockey center. He played in the National Hockey League between 1990 and 1997 with five teams. Internationally he played for the American national team at several tournaments, including the 1984 and 1988 Winter Olympics. In 2020, he was named the head coach of the St. Cloud Norsemen in the North American Hockey League.
Verba Preston Carpenter was an American football player. He played professionally as an end, halfback, tight end, and kick returner over eleven seasons for five different teams in the National Football League (NFL) and the American Football League (AFL). Carpenter played college football at the University of Arkansas for the Razorbacks.
The Nationalliga A is the highest league level of American football in Switzerland and was formed in 1982. The first Swiss Bowl championship was played in 1986. Below the Nationalliga A sits the Nationalliga B, also made up of six teams. The champion of the B division has the opportunity to earn promotion to the top division through a relegation/promotion match. There is also a National League C.
Carl Wayne Parker is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL), Canadian Football League (CFL), World League of American Football (WLAF) and Arena Football League (AFL) for the Cincinnati Bengals, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Sacramento Surge, Sacramento Gold Miners and the Albany Firebirds. Parker now coaches at Appling County High School in Baxley, Georgia.
Justin Joshua Jefferson is an American football wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the LSU Tigers, where he won the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship as a junior before being drafted by the Vikings in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.