San Francisco 49ers, NFL
- Super Bowl Champion with the San Francisco 49ers (1989)
- Played running back for quarterback Joe Montana and alongside teammate Jerry Rice
- Referred to as “The Four Horsemen” with teammates Lars Tate, Tim Worley and David McClusky at the University of Georgia
- Recorded two touchdowns in a legendary 1985 24-3 upset of the University of Florida Gators
Keith Henderson played in the NFL for four seasons from 1989 to 1992. The Cartersville, Georgia native was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 1989 draft. Keith went on to play running back for the 49ers for three seasons before joining the Minnesota Vikings for his last year in the NFL. As a rookie with the 49ers in 1989, Keith helped his team reach Super Bowl XXIV and beat the Denver Broncos handily with a 55-10 final score. Keith’s most successful professional season came in 1991 with the 49ers when he played in 14 games, recorded 561 yards and 30 receptions. While playing with the Super Bowl Champion 49ers team, Keith shared the field with NFL legends such as quarterback Joe Montana, Jerry Rice and Ronnie Lott.
Before going pro, Keith played football for the University of Georgia Bulldogs. Keith and teammates Lars Tate, Tim Worley and David McClusky were referred to often as “The Four Horsemen” for their success on the field during their time at Georgia. One of Keith’s most memorable games as a Bulldog came in 1985 when his team took on the first-ranked Florida Gators. The running back gained 145 yards, scoring two touchdowns, 76 yards and 32 yards respectively, on the way to a 24-3 upset. Since his retirement from professional football in 1992, Keith has worked to use his experiences to give back to his community. In 2011, Keith and his former Georgia teammates, Worley, McClusky and Tate, hosted an event in their Georgia community. Keith spoke on advocating for greatness and helping those around you when they are in need.