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Garney Henley



Hayti High School. 1960 Huron College grad. After a brief tryout with the Green Bay Packers, Henley became a Canadian Football League legend with the Hamilton Tiger Cats, mostly as a defensive back. The 6-foot, 180-pounder, a CFL all-star for 10 consecutive years (1963-72), was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1979. In 1972 the 36-year-old Henley was switched to flanker to better take advantage of his speed, and he won the CFL's Most Valuable Player honor. Among his CFL records are 59 career interceptions, more than 900 yards on interception returns and a career punt-return average of almost 8 years a try. At Hayti, Henley played in four straight state Class B basketball tournaments, helping the Redbirds to the title in 1954. In football, he sparked Huron College through 28 games without a loss and rushed for more than 4,000 yards while scoring an all-college record 394 points. He was also an all-South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference basketball player at Huron and in track won four events at conference meets in 1959 and '60. Henley was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004.
























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