First Game Memories

Othello Henderson


On His First NFL Memory:

My first NFL game took place in 1993 against the Eagles. Why it was so significant? We travelled to Tokyo, Japan (16 Hour Flight) after being in training camp for almost two weeks. My legs felt rubbery and my body was shot.

The flight was so long we partied, went to sleep, woke up and partied again. As soon as we touched down, we left the airport and went straight to the field and had practice!

For me, being raised in a military city (Killeen/Ft. Hood), it was special because as we walked into the stadium getting off the bus to play, we were greeted by GIs and their families stationed there. It just felt good. We won the game but the satisfaction I got from seeing their faces and appreciation for us just playing made my first game worth it.