(Photo by Meagan Larsen/BYU Photo)
Reprinted from football Gameday program guide, October 24, 2015
NICKNAME: Kurtle, Hendy, Hendu
FAVORITE CEREAL: Golden Grahams
FAVORITE BRONCO MENDENHALL QUOTE: “As of today, Kurt Henderson is a scholarship player.”
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO PLAY FOOTBALL OVER OTHER SPORTS: BYU showed most interest in football compared to other sports and the other colleges couldn’t offer the complete package, which BYU does offer.
IF I HAD TO GIVE UP ALL OF MY POSSESSIONS EXCEPT ONE, WHAT WOULD BE THE ONE THING I KEPT: I would keep my Character. Everything else can be
HOW DID I SPEND MY OFF-SEASON: training, playing golf, working for Pelion Venture Partners.
IF I COULD PLAY ANOTHER POSITION, IT WOULD BE: Defensive lineman
WHO HAS HAD THE GREATEST INFLUENCE ON MY FOOTBALL CAREER: My dad. He told me as we were watching the ‘06 BYU football team that I could one day be out there. He helped me see with a vision and then never stop working when the vision become unclear or uncertain at times. He always believed in me.
HOW DID I SELECT MY JERSEY NUMBER: I was given a new number every spring and after the 3rd number I wanted to pick my own number. #13 was not taken so I took it for myself.
WHAT I WANT TO BE DOING 20YEARS FROM NOW: Enjoy a wonderful life with my future family and serving in the Church.
PEOPLE SAY I LOOK LIKE: Jim Carey
BEST BOOK I’VE EVER READ: The Book of Mormon
BEFORE A FOOTBALL GAME, I watch my highlights from the weeks of practices/games, visualize myself making plays, clown with the guys from the team, and stay as relaxed and loose as possible.
FAVORITE SCRIPTURE: Moroni 6:4
ONE RULE I’D CHANGE IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Offensive pass interference
MY FAVORITE ACTIVITY AWAY FROM FOOTBALL IS: Golf
MY ADVICE TO YOUNGSTERS: Be positive, do the little things, and surround yourself with greatness.
ONE PLACE I WOULD LIKE TO VISIT: Finland and visit the people I came to love and serve.
SOMETIME IN MY LIFE: I would like to become a very skilled surfer.
IF I WERE ON”WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE,” THE PERSON I’D CALL FOR MY LIFELINE IS: Carl Ledbetter. He is the smartest man I have ever met in my life.
MY LEAST FAVORITE TRIP IS: Flying back after a loss.