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Early Life and Education
Henry was born and raised in Yulee, Florida where he attended Immokalee High School where he excelled in football, basketball, baseball and track. Upon graduation in 2004 he received a football scholarship to attend Alabama. However he eventually transferred to Wisconsin, finishing his collegiate career there on an All-Big Ten first team roster and being short-listed for LOTT IMPACT Trophy finalist status while also being three time Academic All Big Ten performer and three time Academic All Big Ten honoree. His late grandmother Gladys played an influential role in his life and has her portrait tattooed on his chest as a reminder.
Henry served Wisconsin under coach Bret Bielema from 2007-11 as a defensive back, starting 32 games during that span and earning three All-Big Ten selections. At his retirement he tallied seven interceptions, 23 defended passes and 181 tackles to his credit.
At Immokalee High School in Florida, he excelled at football, basketball and baseball – helping lead them to two state titles (football in 2004 and an undefeated regular season in 2006) as well as state crowns (baseball and track).
At Illinois, Henry played an instrumental role in helping to develop cornerback Devon Witherspoon – from being an undrafted reserve player to becoming one of the highest drafted DBs in 2023 NFL Draft – who credits Henry as being behind his success at Illinois. Henry has also served as high school defensive backs coach and assistant at Wisconsin.
Achievement and Honors
Henry was an exceptionally productive running back for Alabama and currently holds their all-time rushing yards, attempts, and touchdown records. His deceased grandmother Gladys played an essential part in his life and she is remembered with a portrait tattooed onto his chest.
Henry’s time at LSU was marked by many achievements as both men’s and women’s teams won national titles, with Henry ending his playing career by leading an amazing 4 x 400 relay team that secured an Iron Bowl victory.
Henry joined Earl Campbell, O.J. Simpson and Tiki Barber as one of just five NFL players with multiple 200-yard games during one season; Bo Jackson, Ahman Green and Chris Johnson are the other three to achieve such an feat in eight-game periods.
Reshaud Henry is an author, poet, self-taught multidisciplinary artist, HIV/AIDS activist and blogger specializing in Yoruba spiritual practice as a Yoruba practitioner as well as Buddhist studies with an affinity for social activism to bring about positive change through positive social activism initiatives. His works manifest this spiritual practice.
He is the son of Conwall and Claudette Henry and has one younger brother named Karim who plays wide receiver for Florida International University football team. Additionally, Henry enjoys playing saxophone as well as working out.
Reshaud Henry proposed to his girlfriend on the field at Tiger Stadium following his final game as an LSU student-athlete on Saturday, August 11th 2019. This memorable gesture marked an emotional and unforgettable end of an era as well as the beginning of another one he hopes will last a lifetime with their future wife.
As a footballer, he has amassed millions of dollars, amassing an estimated net worth of approximately $135 Million (969 Crore INR). Over his career he earned more than $200 Million with more than $50 Million received through various endorsement deals. Furthermore, in addition to career income he invested in various business ventures savvy investments as well as owning luxurious vehicles such as Mercedes Benz and Range Rover vehicles while living in East Honolulu Hawaii.
He and his wife have three children: a son and two daughters – all very much loved by him. Hobbies of his include traveling and spending time with his children, reading novels and writing short stories.