Manny Hendrix

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Manny Hendrix
Date of birth: (1964-10-20) October 20, 1964 (age 50)
Place of birth: Phoenix, Arizona
Career information
Position(s): Cornerback
College: Utah
As player:
1986-1991 Dallas Cowboys
Career stats
Playing stats at

Manuel Hendrix (born October 20, 1964 in Phoenix, Arizona) is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college basketball at the University of Utah.

Early years[edit]

Hendrix attended South Mountain High School where he was named all-state in basketball and football.

He was a four-year starter for the University of Utah basketball team, finishing his career ranked 14th in scoring with 1,493 points and fifth in assists with 409. The three-year team captain helped the Utes to the NCAA Tournament in 1983 where they eliminated UCLA reaching the Sweet 16, and again in 1986 where they lost to North Carolina in the First round.

During his senior year he was named team MVP and all-WAC. He is perhaps best remembered for hitting the winning shots in back-to-back games in the 1985 WAC Tournament.

In 2005 he was inducted into the Crimson Club Hall of Fame.

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

In 1986 season, although he never played a down of college football, he signed with the Dallas Cowboys as a rookie undrafted free agent, following on the foot steps of Cornell Green, Peter Gent, Percy Howard and Ken Johnson, as basketball players that were converted by the Cowboys to play professional football.

In 1990 he became a starter at left cornerback.

In 1991 he lost his starting spot to rookie Larry Brown.

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

At the end of the 1991 season, he was left unprotected in Plan B free agency and signed with the San Francisco 49ers, but was cut during training camp.

Post-football life[edit]

Hendrix is in his eighth year as the director of athletic relations at the University of Utah.[1]