BOZEMAN – The Montana State secondary is a lot different from last year.
The Bobcat football team lost some big contributors from the past season like captain Bryson McCabe, Bryce Alley and Khari Garcia. Even junior Braelen Evans is graduating early and has left the team. Between the cornerbacks and safeties, only one senior is on the roster this year. But junior JoJo Henderson, a transfer student who played four games last year because of injury, is ready to step up.
“Bryson, in our room, was a leader, along with Bryson, Khari. But he was our leader, he was the voice of our secondary,” said Henderson. “And me being one of the most experienced guys in just one season in the room now, I feel like I have to fill the role by being that leader for my group.”
Even though he transferred last season, Henderson played a key role early on for the Bobcats, because he was one of their longer cornerbacks and fit some of their schemes very well. He knows it will be a long road ahead, not only for this young unit, but for him to get back in football shape and maintain his health throughout the season.
“It’s a working process, I’m nowhere near where I need to be,” said Henderson. “But every day is an attempt to get better.”