Champ Henson

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Harold R. "Champ" Henson, III (born June 1, 1953 in Columbus, Ohio) is a former college and professional American football fullback.

Henson attended the Ohio State University where he led the nation in scoring as a sophomore in 1972.[1] In the second game of the 1973 season, however, Henson tore the cartilage his knee and was out for the season. Linebacker Bruce Elia was converted to starting fullback. In his senior season Henson was hampered by the lingering effects of his knee injury and challenged by sophomore Pete Johnson.

Henson was selected in the fourth round of the 1975 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings, who then traded him to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Political Career

In March 2012, Harold was selected as the Republican nominee for Pickaway County Commissioner by a 67-33 margin. He was unopposed in the November election, where he received over 10,000 votes. He was sworn in and will serve until January 2015.[2]

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Preceded by
John Bledsoe
Ohio State Buckeyes
Starting Fullbacks
Succeeded by
Bruce Elia