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Continued: Scoggins: E.J. Henderson at peace with post-football life

  • Article by: CHIP SCOGGINS , Star Tribune
  • Last update: May 25, 2013 - 1:24 AM

Henderson also has partnered with former Vikings linebacker Ben Leber and elementary schools in the suburbs to launch a fitness and nutrition program called Youth Pro Fitness. The program provides kids a structured fitness and diet plan. They have summer camps scheduled in June, and Henderson wants to make this a national initiative.

“Child obesity is an animal,” he said. “Kids sitting around playing video games. We’re trying to combat that and fast food [addiction].”

Henderson also graduated this week from George Washington University’s STAR Executive MBA program, a specialized program geared toward professional athletes. He completed six modules over the past two years.

He has big plans for this next phase of life. The tug of football remains, though.

“I used to think it was a myth when I’d hear old retired players talk about missing the locker room the most,” he said. “In reality, that’s what it is. You miss the games and the locker room. Your friends, your teammates.”

And his little brother. Erin is the middle linebacker now, and E.J. is confident he can do the job.

That makes him happy.

 

Chip Scoggins can be reached at ascoggins@startribune.com.

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