Head Earns Cam Henderson Scholarship

Head Earns Cam Henderson Scholarship


Curtis Head

Former Marshall University kicker and punter Curtis Head will be honored with the Cam Henderson Scholarship during Alumni Weekend activities April 25-26.

The Cam Henderson Scholarship Award was established by the Marshall University Alumni Association in the name of legendary football and basketball coach Cam Henderson and presented annually to the student athlete who best exemplifies the spirit of scholarship while participating in athletics.

The son of Randy and Debby Head, Curtis was a 2002 team captain of the Thundering Herd football team. He was a three-time All Mid-American Conference selection, earning first-team honors in 2002. He also earned Mid-American Conference Special Teams Player of the Week honors during his career and was named 2001 Marshall Special Teams Most Valuable Player.

Prior to attending Marshall, Curtis earned the Johnny Unitas Scholar Athlete Award during an outstanding academic and athletic career at Shelby County High School. He is an education major, specializing in physical education (K-12) and mathematics (5-9).

As a member of the Student Athlete Activities Committee, Curtis visits hospitals and elementary schools to speak to children about education and sports. He also has participated in ?Read-To-Me Days? at Huntington-area schools and was a featured speaker at his former elementary school?s DARE graduation ceremony in Shelbyville, Ky.

Head is currently completing requirements for his undergraduate degree while also preparing for a potential career in the National Football League.