Henderson State Reddies Are Full Speed Ahead


The Henderson State Reddies athletic department rolled into Little Rock Tuesday to roll out a new campaign and introduce the coaching staff and a couple of football players to the media.

The new campaign for the school, “Full Speed Ahead,” was introduced with one of the best videos we’ve seen, produced by Henderson State alum Cameron Magee.

In addition to unveiling the video, which is one of 30 planned throughout the year to tell the story of the Henderson State Reddies, coaches including, Cody Hooten, baseball, Damon Francis, baseball, Jill Thomas, women’s basketball, Scott Maxfield, football, Beth Jackson, softball and Coak Matthews, swimming and diving, were on hand to meet the press.

Student athletes who attended the event were linebacker Glennon Bobo, and quarterback Kevin Rodgers (bios below). Rodgers is a preseason All-American candidate for D-II. The students return to the practice field Sunday, Aug. 11, to begin the defense of the Great American Conference title they won last year and attempt another undefeated regular season.


henderson state reddies LB glennon bobo#50 Glennon Bobo

Position: Linebacker
Height: 5-11
Weight: 245
Class: Sophomore
Hometown: Ashdown, Ark.
Previous School: Ashdown HS

2011: Played in 10 games and ended the season with 21 tackles . . . Had a season-best seven tackles against West Georgia . . . Compiled four tackles for lost yardage and three quarterback hurries . . . A member of the All-GAC Academic Honor Roll.

2010: Redshirted . . . Named HSU’s Scout Team Player of the Week against Southeastern Oklahoma and North Alabama.

PREP: A- two-time All-Conference selection at Ashdown High School . . . Was team captain his senior year leading the team to a 10-2 record . . . Totaled 70 tackles and 15 tackles for losses . . . Also was an All-Conference selection in track.

PERSONAL: Born Sept. 29, 1992 . . . The son of Glenn Bobo and Shanta Ricks . . . Has three brothers, Glenndon, Shontori, and Lemarckus . . . Enjoys working out in his spare time . . . Majoring in athletic training.


reddies qb Kevin Rodgers

Henderson State Reddies Quarterback Kevin Rodgers

#15 Kevin Rodgers

Position: Quarterback
Height: 6-3
Weight: 215
Class: Sophomore
Hometown: Rockwall, Texas
Previous School: Heath HS

2011: Played in seven games making six starts for the Reddies . . . Named GAC Offensive Player of the Week on Nov. 12 when he led Henderson to a 41-36 win over OBU . . . Against the Tigers, he completed 26-of-41 passes for 332 yards, and had scoring strikes of 67, 48, and 36 yards . . . Completed 29-of-49 passes for 292 yards and three touchdowns against Delta State . . . Ended the year completing 134-of-215 passes for 1267 yards and 9 scoring strikes . . . A member of the All-GAC Academic Honor Roll.

2010: Redshirted.

PREP: Attended Rockwall-Heath High School where he lettered two years in football . . . A second-team all-district selection and Academic All-State pick his senior year after throwing for 2600 yards and 20 touchdowns . . . Team finished 13-1 his junior season.

PERSONAL: Born Nov. 26, 1991 . . . Son of Ted and Linda Rodgers . . . Has two brothers, Kyle and Rick . . . Enjoys golfing, hunting and playing video games . . . Favorite professional team is the Dallas Cowboys . . . Majoring in Pre-Law.

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