Brian Hendricks was selected to the All-Colorado Team for all classifications as a linebacker by The Denver Post and was named All-Colorado as an overall athlete by the Rocky Mountain News his senior year. He was also named the 1A Player of the Year by The Denver Post and was a First Team All-State running back selection by the Post. The Rocky Mountain News named Hendricks its Class 1A Defensive Player of the Year, as well as selecting him a First Team All-State 1A linebacker. Hendricks was the recipient of the prestigious 2007 Fred Steinmark Colorado Athlete of the Year Award presented by the Rocky Mountain News. The Steinmark Award honors the top male and female high school student-athletes in the state of Colorado each year based on athletics, academics and citizenship. Hendricks was also named The Denver Post Student-Athlete of the Week on Nov. 19, 2006. He helped lead Burlington to a 10-2 record his senior season of 2006. Burlington advanced to the second round of the Class 1A State Playoffs before losing to Akron. As a senior, he rushed for 2,132 yards on 237 carries to average 9.0 yards per carry and scored 29 rushing touchdowns. Hendricks tallied 87 tackles as a senior, including 61 solos. He also intercepted four passes for 111 yards, and returned two for TDs. He set school records for career rushing yards (6,197 yards) and career touchdowns (87 TDs). He ran the ball a total of 644 times during his four-year career as a starter, and averaged 9.6 yards per carry. On defense, Hendricks was credited with 321 career tackles -- the second most in school history. A multi-sport athlete, Hendricks won the 2A State Championship at 215 pounds as a senior and was ranked 18th in the nation in his weight class by Wrestling USA Magazine. As a junior, he captured the 3A State Championship in the 215-pound division. He missed his sophomore season in wrestling, due to a knee injury suffered in football, but posted a 40-1 record as a freshman and placed third in state at 189 pounds. His combined wrestling record in high school was 102-1, as he went undefeated as both a junior (37-0) and as a senior (25-0). He also was a three-time state qualifier in track and field as a freshman, junior and senior. His junior year, he placed second in state in the 400 meters, seventh in the 200 meters and was a member of the third-place 4 x 400-meter relay team. He pulled a hamstring three weeks prior to the state meet his senior year, but took up the shot put and placed fifth in state. As a junior, he earned Honorable Mention All-State honors in the 400 meters from The Denver Post. He played for head football coach Glynn Higgs at Burlington High School. Hendricks was also recruited by Colorado, Colorado State, Kansas State, Stanford and Utah. He was offered wrestling scholarships by Nebraska and Oklahoma State.
Born April 6, 1988, he is the son of Nancy and Michael Hendricks. His father, Mike, was a fullback at Colorado State from 1978-81. Hendricks is from the hometown of former Cowboy All-America place-kicker Cory Wedel. Hendricks has not yet decided on a college major.