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Kurt Henderson Athlete Profile

#13 Kurt Henderson

Position: Wide Receiver Height: 6-1 Weight: 190 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2011-2015 Hometown: St. George, UT Mission: Helsinki, Finland Last School: Snow Canyon High School

Career Summary

Kurt Henderson came to BYU as an Academic All-State selection and three-year letterwinner from Snow Canyon High School. He played in a total of 34 games and lettered as a junior and senior. Henderson tallied a total of 205 receiving yards with 12 receptions (17.1 average). He caught a career-best 60-yard pass in the Cougars' win over Utah State as a sophomore. He helped the Cougars to a 33-19 record during his 2012-2015 career. Note season summaries and stats below for more information.


  • Parents are Lon and Carrie Henderson
  • Has six siblings
  • Grandpa, Rollie Bestor coached swimming and diving at BYU
  • Brother-in-law Dave Jensen played baseball at BYU
  • Majoring in business finance with a minor in Finnish
  • Served an LDS mission to Helsinki, Finland and is an Eagle Scout

Before BYU

  • Academic All-State selection
  • National Honor Society VP, member of the FFA, carried a 3.99 GPA in high school and was on the Honor Roll
  • Three-year letterwinner at Snow Canyon High School
  • Part of 2007 state runner-up team
  • Also played baseball and basketball, won 2007 state title in baseball and was an All-State Honorable Mention
  • Named the 2008 Male Athlete of the Year and Basketball State Competitors 2008
  • Also recruited by Stanford, Columbia, Harvard, Yale, UNLV, Utah State, Weber State, Snow College and Dixie State

2011 | Redshirt Year

  • Participated on scout team

2012 | Freshman Year

  • Played in two games
  • Caught two passes for 19 yards

2013 | Sophomore Year

  • Caught a career-best 60-yard pass in win over Utah State
  • Played in 11 games and started one

2014 | Junior Year

  • Recorded his first reception of the 2014 season in 33-25 win over Houston
  • Earned letterman honors as a junior
  • Played in 11 games
  • Had a season-long 33 yard catch at Middle Tennessee

2015 | Senior Year

  • Had a career-high two receptions against Utah State for a total of 39 yards
  • Lettered as a senior
  • Played in 10 games and started one