Dewayne Hendrix

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Dewayne Hendrix
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Hendrix with the Argonauts in 2022
No. 99 – Toronto Argonauts
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1996-06-13) June 13, 1996 (age 26)
St. Louis, Missouri
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school:O'Fallon (O'Fallon, Illinois)
College:Pittsburgh
Undrafted:2019
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
CFL status:American
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Dewayne Hendrix (born June 13, 1995) is a professional gridiron football defensive end for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football for the Pittsburgh Panthers.

Early years[edit]

Hendrix attended O'Fallon Township High School. In his senior season, he had 60 tackles and was named a Semper Fidelis All-American.[1] A four-star recruit, Hendrix was rated as the No. 5 strongside defensive end, the No. 3 player in Illinois, and the No. 78 overall recruit by Rivals.com.[2] He received 22 scholarship offers, including Michigan State, Illinois and seven other Big Ten schools but committed to Tennessee.[3]

College career[edit]

Hendrix played seven games as a true freshman at Tennessee and had two tackles. In December, he announced he was transferring from the program in search of a "better opportunity."[3] He decided to transfer to Pittsburgh on April 27, 2015, turning down offers from Illinois, Iowa State and Northern Illinois.[2]

He lost his sophomore season to injury after hurting his foot in the Week 1 game against Villanova. In 2017, Hendrix played in 11 games and had 21 tackles including five for a loss. As a senior in 2018, he recorded 29 tackles including five for a loss and had 4.5 sacks.[4] In his career at Pittsburgh, Hendrix played in 25 games and made 50 tackles, including 10 for a loss, 7.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries.[5][6]

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2019 NFL draft, Hendrix was signed by the Miami Dolphins on April 29.[4] He participated in the preseason, and had two sacks against the Atlanta Falcons and one sack versus the New Orleans Saints.[5] He was waived on August 31.[7] Hendrix was subsequently signed to the Dolphins' practice squad, but was waived on October 7.[8]

On November 19, the Chicago Bears signed Hendrix to their practice squad.[9] He was waived by the Bears on December 9.[10] On December 18, Hendrix was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars to their practice squad.[11]

Hendrix joined the St. Louis BattleHawks of the XFL.[1] In five games with the BattleHawks, Hendrix had four tackles, one sack and a quarterback hurry. He had his contract terminated when the league suspended operations on April 10, 2020.[12] On March 30, 2020, Hendrix signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers.[5] He was waived on August 2, 2020.[13]

Hendrix had a tryout with the Cleveland Browns on August 19, 2020.[14] He signed with the Alphas of The Spring League for the 2020 Fall season.[15]

On February 12, 2021, Hendrix signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Woodside, Nathan (February 15, 2020). "It 'feels good to be back' for BattleHawks' Dewayne Hendrix, after leaving hometown O'Fallon for college football, NFL". The Telegraph. Retrieved April 26, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Taylor, John (April 27, 2015). "Ex-Vol Dewayne Hendrix moves on to Pitt". NBC Sports. Retrieved April 26, 2020.
  3. ^ a b DiPaola, Jerry (April 27, 2015). "Former Tennessee DE Hendrix announces transfer to Pitt". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved April 26, 2020.
  4. ^ a b Wilson, Mike (April 29, 2019). "Former Pitt defensive end Dewayne Hendrix signs with Miami Dolphins". Cardiac Hill. SB Nation. Retrieved April 26, 2020.
  5. ^ a b c Varley, Teresa (March 30, 2020). "Steelers sign three free agents". Steelers.com. Retrieved April 24, 2020.
  6. ^ Strackbein, Noah (March 30, 2020). "Steelers Announce Signings of Three XFL Players, Add DE Dewayne Hendrix". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved April 26, 2020.
  7. ^ "Dolphins Announce Roster Moves, Set Initial 53-Man Roster". Miami Dolphins.com. August 31, 2019. Retrieved April 26, 2020.
  8. ^ Jackson, Barry (October 7, 2019). "Why Stephen Ross might need to intervene. And former NFL executive defends Dolphins' plan". Miami Herald. Retrieved April 26, 2020.
  9. ^ Finley, Patrick (November 19, 2019). "The Bears will be irrelevant the rest of the season unless Mitch Trubisky plays". Chicago Sun Times. Retrieved April 26, 2020.
  10. ^ Mayer, Larry (December 8, 2019). "Quick Hits: Hicks gears up to return Sunday, Bears sign LB". Chicago Bears.com. Retrieved April 26, 2020.
  11. ^ Reid, John (December 18, 2019). "Jaguars vs. Falcons: DJ Chark returns to practice after missing Sunday's game against Raiders". Florida Times-Union. Retrieved April 26, 2020.
  12. ^ Condotta, Bob (April 10, 2020). "XFL suspends operations, terminates all employees, but Jim Zorn says he has hopes league will continue". SeattleTimes.com. Retrieved July 17, 2020.
  13. ^ Varley, Teresa (August 2, 2020). "Samuels, Washington placed on reserve/COVID-19 list". Steelers.com.
  14. ^ @AlbertBreer (August 19, 2020). "Today's workouts/visits" (Tweet). Retrieved August 21, 2020 – via Twitter.
  15. ^ "Alphas roster". TheSpringLeague.com. Retrieved November 3, 2020.
  16. ^ "ARGOS MAKE FLURRY OF MOVES INCLUDING ADDING VETERAN DL ODELL WILLIS". argonauts.ca. February 12, 2021. Retrieved February 13, 2021.

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