Henderson plans to return to Coastal for senior year

ccufoot-31Coastal Carolina junior running back De’Angelo Henderson has already set several rushing records for the Chants. He will be back next year to further cement his name in the record books.

Henderson announced his decision to return to CCU on Monday via Twitter, posting “I will be back for my senior season. Once a chant always a chant!!” after previously saying he would keep his options open concerning and early move to the NFL.

Henderson led the Big South in rushing touchdowns (15; sixth in the FCS), scoring (9.3 points per game; seventh in the FCS), rushing yards (1,245; eighth in the FCS) and all purpose yards per game (144.36; 16th in the FCS).

Henderson is the Big South Offensive Player of the Year and became the first running back in Big South history to have at least 100 receiving yards in every game. He has shattered the school career record for rushing yards and ranks fourth on the Big South’s all-time list with 3,378.

Henderson additionally ranks fourth on the league’s all-time list for rushing TDs (41, seven shy of the record), third for career 100-yard rushing games (17, five shy of the record) and is the Big South’s all-time leader among running backs with 671 receiving yards (one shy of the Big South mark among RBs with 74 career receptions).

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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