A native son of the New Orleans area, Chris Henry, has died following injuries resulting from being thrown from the back of a pickup truck in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Henry had prepped at Belle Chase high school, 10 miles southeast from the Superdome.
A wide receiver at West Virginia and then with Cincinnati, Henry was planning to marry his long time girlfriend in March 2010.
It has been a difficult year for the Bengals organization, who also lost Vikki Zimmer, wife of assistant coach Mike Zimmer, mother of Saints assistant Adam Zimmer, earlier this year.
The thoughts of all NOPF staff are with Henry's family.