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Thomas "Hollywood""Henderson 56

Thomas Henderson was selected in the first round of the 1975 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys, becoming a big part of a team that led the franchise to three Super Bowls.


Becoming one of the first NFL players to brand himself, Henderson gave himself the nickname "Hollywood" for his high-visibility lifestyle.  


Before Super Bowl XIII he started a war of words against the Pittsburgh Steelers, that ended up with him sharing a Newsweek magazine cover with quarterback Terry Bradshaw.


"Hollywood" was such a good athlete that the Cowboys used him to run reverses on kickoffs, returning one for a touchdown.  After winning the Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos, Henderson was selected to the Pro Bowl at the end of the 1978 season.


Lawrence Taylor, perhaps the greatest player ever at the position, said that he was inspired to wear 56 because it was Henderson's number.


Show your appreciation for The One and Only Hollywood Henderson with apparel, photographs and more here at the Drew Pearson's Cowboys Legends Pro Shop.

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