Coastal’s Henderson joins Ross on national watch list

ccufoot-31After ranking among the NCAA FCS top five in five statistical categories through the first five games, Coastal Carolina junior running back De’Angelo Henderson was one of four players added to the STATS FCS Offensive Player of the Year Watch List.

Chanticleer quarterback Alex Ross is also on the list. He was one of 22 student-athletics on the original STATS Offensive Player of the Year Watch List released this past July. Also this past July, Henderson was a named to the STATS FCS preseason All-American third team.

The Summerville product ranks second in the FCS in rushing touchdowns, second in rushing yards, third in scoring, fourth in rushing yards per game and fifth in all-purpose yards per game. He additionally lead CCU, ranks fourth in the Big South and 59th nationally in receptions per game.

Henderson, who graduated this past spring and is pursuing a second degree at Coastal Carolina, has been the Big South Offensive Player of the Week twice this season and is coming off an impressive performance versus Alabama A&M.

Versus the Bulldogs, Henderson only played the first half, scored CCU’s first three touchdowns, rushed for 102 yards on just 14 carries with a score and caught four passes for 44 yards with two TDs. Henderson set a Big South record by scoring a touchdown in his 19th consecutive games (30 total TDs of the span with 27 rushing scores and three receiving). He will have an opportunity to tie the NCAA FCS record for consecutive games with a touchdown this weekend when top-ranked Coastal Carolina hosts Presbyterian at 2 pm on ESPN3.

In just 30 career games (22 starts), Henderson is Coastal Carolina’s all-time leader in rushing yards, rushing yards per attempt, rushing yards per game, all-purpose yards and all-purpose yards per game while ranking third in rushing attempts and second in rushing touchdowns. In the Big South career record book, he ranks sixth in rushing yards, fourth in rushing touchdowns and fifth in 100-yards games.

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