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Reuben Stanley Henderson, D.O. (born October 3, 1958) is a former professional American football player[1] who played cornerback for four seasons for the Chicago Bears and the San Diego Chargers. He is now an osteopathic physician.

Reuben Henderson
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Personal information
Born: (1958-10-03) October 3, 1958 (age 60)
Santa Monica, California
Career information
College:San Diego State
NFL Draft:1981 / Round: 6 / Pick: 150
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played - started:46 - 23
Player stats at

Personal lifeEdit

Reuben Henderson was born in Santa Monica, California. He attended Fontana High School in Fontana, California, graduating in 1976. He then attended Oklahoma State University and San Diego State University.


After a standout career at Fontana High School, culminating in a CIF championship game in 1976, Henderson then joined the football program at Oklahoma State University.[2] He later finished his college football career at San Diego State University. Henderson was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 6th round in 1981.[3] He played two years in Chicago, before being traded to the San Diego Chargers. After two years with the Chargers, Henderson retired from professional football.

After footballEdit

After his professional football career ended in 1984, Henderson enrolled in the osteopathic medicine program at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine,[4] where he graduated "best clinical student" in the class of 1993 with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree.[5] He currently operates a private practice in Lansing, Michigan.


  1. ^ "Reuben Henderson Past Stats, Statistics, History, and Awards". 1958-10-03. Archived from the original on 2014-01-03. Retrieved 2012-10-02.
  2. ^ "Cowboy Football - Cowboys in the NFL - Oklahoma State Official Athletic Site". Retrieved 2012-10-02.
  3. ^ Hickok, Ralph (2009-02-18). "History - 1981 NFL Draft". Archived from the original on 2013-01-25. Retrieved 2012-10-02.
  4. ^ "Fitting sendoff for Tyree". 2006-06-16. Archived from the original on 2012-03-08. Retrieved 2012-10-02.
  5. ^ "SpineMED® Seminar Speaker Bios - CERT Health Sciences, LLC". Archived from the original on 2012-12-31. Retrieved 2012-10-02.