Chad Hennings is one of the most Complete people I have ever met in my life. all you have to do is be around him for a short period of time to meet one of the nicest guys you’ve ever met on the planet. For all his accomplishments, he is easily one of the most humble people I’ve ever met. Unless you truly take the time to understand his background, the chances are you’d never really realize everything that he has done and been part of.
Chad has three Super Bowl rings from his time playing with the Dallas Cowboys in the early 90s. That in itself is pretty amazing. While certainly proud of his accomplishments as a member of the Dallas Cowboys and being a three-time Super Bowl winner, Chad looks at that those accomplishments as only a small portion of what has been truly meaningful in his life.
Chad grew up in Van Horn Iowa (the state I was fortunate enough to go to College at the University of Iowa). He was an Allstate football player and heavyweight wrestling state champion has senior year. He chose to attend the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs graduating in 1988. He was deployed twice to the Persian Gulf in 1991 in 1992. There he flew 45 A10 warthog missions in support of operation provide comfort. that was an effort to provide relief and humanitarian aid to the Kurdish refugees in northern Iraq.
He was twice awarded the Air Force achievement medal and outstanding unit award for his actions. In June of 1992 Chad was promoted to captain in the Air Force. Although Chad was drafted in the 1988 NFL draft, he had to first complete his military commitment with the Air Force. In 1992, Chad joined the Dallas Cowboys as a 26-year-old rookie. Chad played for the Cowboys through 2000, earning 3 Super Bowl rings.
After football, Chad has had a tremendously successful entrepreneurial career. He’s also a motivational speaker and bestselling author. I met and developed my friendship with Chad add a Christian men’s group he started called Wingmen. It was easy to see where the foundation of all his success came from… his faith in God.
The lessons learned from Chad are numerous. His Midwest work ethic and drive have served him well. He has used his voice to encourage and inspire others. he has used his gifts to entertain many through playing football… and protect freedom through his ability to fly an A10 Warthog. He is a genuinely nice person that has utilized the talents and capabilities he’s been granted by God to make the world a better place.