Marquette to retire Craig Hentrich's number on September 3, 2016
Marquette Catholic High School will retire 1989 graduate Craig Hentrich’s #15 at halftime of Marquette's September 3 home game v. Breese Mater Dei. The community is invited to attend, particularly former classmates and teammates of Craig's.
Craig would like former teammates to stand with him during the ceremony and they are asked to RSVP online at http://action.marquettecatholic.org/hentrich. Former Marquette Head Football Coach John Waters will introduce Hentrich while current Principal and former Head Football Coach Michael Slaughter will serve as the Master of Ceremonies.
“Craig was an All American when he was at Marquette. He went on to great success at the University of Notre Dame and, as a Super Bowl Champion, is our most accomplished professional athlete. For such a remarkable career, he deserves this special recognition,” said Mike Slaughter, principal of MCHS.
Hentrich retired in 2009 after 17 years in the NFL, the highlight of which was winning a Super Bowl Championship in 1996 while with the Green Bay Packers. In 1998 and 2003 he was selected as an All Pro and invited to the Pro Bowl, designations reserved for the best players at their position. He also holds the designation as the most successful punter and place kicker in the history of Notre Dame, where he holds the school record with a career 44.1 yard punting average and is the second all-time leading scorer in Notre Dame history with 294 career points. At Marquette, Hentrich was the most highly recruited high school kicker in the country and was named a USA Today All American in his senior season.
“Craig was also a very good student when he was here. As a school that prepares our students to graduate from college, we are proud that he earned a degree from Notre Dame in the four years he was there” Slaughter said. “This will be a great night for the Marquette family and we look forward to seeing Craig, his family, former coaches and teammates”.