Larry Hardaway ’76 was selected as the 2012 Hendrix Award winner. A three-year letter winner who rushed 281 times in his career for 857 yards and four touchdowns, Hardaway was the third African American recruited to play football at Davidson.
During his post- Davidson career, Hardaway has served as a prosecutor, public defender, and business development attorney for Dade County, Fla., and director for the City of Winter Haven. The recipient of numerous awards and honors for service to his community, this Hendrix Award winner currently practices personal injury and criminal law at his own firm, Hardaway & Associates.
The Hendrix Award is presented annually to a Davidson football letterman who, by the use of lessons learned on the playing field, has gone on to achieve outstanding success in his chosen profession. It is named for Dr. James P. Hendrix ’25, who starred on the football field at Davidson and served as the president of the student body. Later one of the nation’s leading specialists in internal medicine, Hendrix served as a trustee to the college for 13 years, and was an original member of the Davidson Athletics Hall of Fame.