Hopewell’s Henderson wins Fischer Player of the Year

Hopewell’s Henderson wins Fischer Player of the Year
Isiah Paige, TreVeyon Henderson and Bo Kite display their hardware after the Mark Fischer Player of the Year show on December 17, 2019. Henderson won the award, picking up 22 of a possible 30 first place votes. (Source: WWBT NBC12)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Three days after his Blue Devils won the state championship, TreVeyon Henderson’s trophy case got a little bit more full.

The Hopewell junior won the inaugural Mark L. Fischer Player of the Year Award on Tuesday, given to the top high school football player in the Richmond area. Henderson beat out fellow finalists Bo Kite (Deep Run) and Isiah Paige (Varina). The Blue Devil running back received 22 of a possible 30 first place votes.

“It’s a pretty special award,” Henderson said following the announcement. “The things [Mark Fischer’s wife Pam] were telling me about this man (Mark Fischer), he seemed special and I wish I could’ve met him.”

Henderson gained more than 3,000 all-purpose yards and scored 53 touchdowns this season. He earned Gatorade Virginia Player of the Year honors and scored four touchdowns in Hopewell’s 35-7 win over Lord Botetourt in the Class 3 state championship game.

Fischer was the head coach at Louisa from 2003-2010 and 2014-2017. Under his direction, the Lions won three Jefferson District titles, put together three perfect regular seasons and advanced to two state title games. He passed away after battling multiple myeloma for nearly seven years this past February.

DefyGenetics in Colonial Heights, where many elite local athletes train, also contributed a year of free training sessions to the winner of Tuesday night’s award.

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