Argonauts' Waters grieves death of childhood pal

Argonauts kicker Swayze Waters will switch his jersey number to 34 to honour his life-long friend...

Argonauts kicker Swayze Waters will switch his jersey number to 34 to honour his life-long friend and former teammate Tait Hendrix, who was killed last week in a motorcycle accident. (REUTERS)

Frank Zicarelli, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:59 PM ET

Every time Swayze Waters slips on his jersey this season, he’ll be sharing his football life with a dear friend whose life was tragically cut short.

Outside of Waters and the many friends and family members who were touched, their lives enriched, the name Tait Hendrix would not resonate.

Waters and Hendrix were the best of friends, Mississippi mates who met as kids, hanging out, playing baseball, soccer and football all the way until their college years.

They always remained closed, their relationship rekindled when Waters returned home during football’s off-season.


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