Kurt Henderson
Wide Receiver 13
190 lbs.
St. George, 
Last School
Snow Canyon High School
Roster Years

Career Summary

Kurt Henderson came to BYU as an Academic All-State selection and three-year letterwinner from Snow Canyon High School. He played in a total of 34 games and lettered as a junior and senior. Henderson tallied a total of 205 receiving yards with 12 receptions (17.1 average). He caught a career-best 60-yard pass in the Cougars' win over Utah State as a sophomore. He helped the Cougars to a 33-19 record during his 2012-2015 career. Note season summaries and stats below for more information.


  • Parents are Lon and Carrie Henderson
  • Has six siblings
  • Grandpa, Rollie Bestor coached swimming and diving at BYU
  • Brother-in-law Dave Jensen played baseball at BYU
  • Majoring in business finance with a minor in Finnish
  • Served an LDS mission to Helsinki, Finland and is an Eagle Scout

Before BYU

  • Academic All-State selection
  • National Honor Society VP, member of the FFA, carried a 3.99 GPA in high school and was on the Honor Roll
  • Three-year letterwinner at Snow Canyon High School
  • Part of 2007 state runner-up team
  • Also played baseball and basketball, won 2007 state title in baseball and was an All-State Honorable Mention
  • Named the 2008 Male Athlete of the Year and Basketball State Competitors 2008
  • Also recruited by Stanford, Columbia, Harvard, Yale, UNLV, Utah State, Weber State, Snow College and Dixie State


  • Helsinki
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2012

  • Played in two games
  • Caught two passes for 19 yards
Sophmore Year 2013

  • Caught a career-best 60-yard pass in win over Utah State
  • Played in 11 games and started one
Junior Year 2014

  • Recorded his first reception of the 2014 season in 33-25 win over Houston
  • Earned letterman honors as a junior
  • Played in 11 games
  • Had a season-long 33 yard catch at Middle Tennessee
Senior Year 2015

  • Had a career-high two receptions against Utah State for a total of 39 yards
  • Lettered as a senior
  • Played in 10 games and started one
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year 2011

  • Participated on scout team
Medical Redshirt Year 2011