Despite decades of high-powered offensive attacks, Jerry Hendren remains one of the top wide receivers in Idaho football history.
Hendren led the Vandals in receiving from 1967-69, setting records that took 20 and 30 years for anyone to approach. In 1968 alone, Hendren set eight school records. Nearly 40 years after his time at Idaho, Hendren still holds school records for single-game receptions (17), career receptions per game (7.67) and career touchdown catches (27). He holds the top two single-season marks in both receiving yards and touchdowns. After a storied career that involved leading the nation in receptions back-to-back seasons, as well as leading the nation in receiving yards in 1969, he was drafted in the fourth round of the NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. Following his NFL career, he had a lengthy career in law enforcement, where he worked as an investigator and undercover officer.