Steve Hendrickson*

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Steve Hendrickson was a football player and wrestler at Napa High School. While Hendrickson received many accolades for his wrestling abilities, which included being ranked by the Sacramento Bee as a junior, being named captain of the Napa team and earning MEL heavyweight champ as a senior, it is the tremendous impact Hendrickson’s football ability made on the Napa High athletic program that earned him Hall of Fame honors. Hendrickson was a starter on the 1981 Section finalist football team as a freshman. He was a starter as a sophomore, and captain of the 1983 team in his junior year, when he was All-Nor Cal linebacker, All-Region, All-MEL on offense and defense, and MEL Player of the Year. As a senior, Hendrickson was again selected captain, MEL Player of the Year, a unanimous selection on offense and defense, All-Region, All-Nor Cal and All-State linebacker. He received a football scholarship to U.C. Berkeley where he continued to excel in football and in the classroom. Hendrickson was on the 1988 PAC 10 All-Academic football team. He closed out his college career by being named the Most Valuable Player in the 1988 Blue Gray All-Star football game in Montgomery, Alabama. Hendrickson continued his football career after graduation from the University of California. He was a member of the 1989 NFL Champion San Francisco 49ers and also played in a Super Bowl with the San Diego Chargers. Hendrickson is the only Napa High School football player to have his number, #30, retired by the school.