Eric Henderson, a member of the Livingstone College basketball team, died in a car accident the day after Christmas, the school announced Tuesday.
Henderson, a Virginia Beach, Virginia native, was a sophomore honor student at Livingstone and a freshman on the basketball team, where he played the small forward.
“He wanted to be at Livingstone College. He took pride in being a Blue Bear,” said James Stinson, Livingstone’s head coach in a statement. “He was willing to sacrifice to make sure everyone else was OK. He was the ultimate student-athlete.”
Said Livingstone President Dr. Anthony J. Davis:
“Our thoughts of comfort and peace during this difficult time is extended to Eric’s family, friends, teammates and college family. I understand Eric was well-mannered, a hard worker and always smiling and upbeat. May the memory of who he was bring some comfort to those who loved and knew him,” said Davis.
Courtesy: Livingstone College