Late Bengals receiver Chris Henry to have number retired by high school

Friday September 5th, 2014

Late Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry will have his high school uniform No. 1 retired, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune

Henry attended Belle Chasse high school in greater New Orleans, and his number will be retired during a halftime ceremony at Belle Chasse's game Friday night. His cousin, Tony Henry, helped organize the event.

"He just was full of life," said Tony, 34, the owner of a semi-pro football team in Plaquemines Parish. "Everything about him was sports. Everything he did was competitive. He hated to lose at anything -- Nintendo, basketball. Anything he did, he hated to lose."

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Henry died in 2009 after he fell out of a pickup truck during a domestic dispute with his fiancee. He was 26. 

The wide receiver played five seasons in the NFL, all with the Bengals, totaling 1,826 yards and 21 touchdowns. He played in college at West Virginia. At Belle Chasse, Henry helped lead his team to the state championship game in 2001.

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