Henderson is a graduate of Mercer University, where he holds a Bachelors degree in theology and psychology. He also attended Albany State University where he played football from 1984 to 1986. His career as an offensive lineman ended when he blew out his knee.
In 1989 Henderson was convicted of drug trafficking and obstruction of justice, and was sentenced to 50 years in prison. He served 3 years at Rivers State Prison before being paroled and later pardoned in 1992. While at Rivers State he began reading the Bible and became a devoted born again Christian. Now Henderson gives motivational speeches to groups such as students, business leaders, and prisoners. He currently tours the Georgia Prison System as a speaker for Heartbound Ministries. During his appearances he tells his story of how he became the bench press champion and performs feats of strength.
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