NFL’s Henderson returns home for football camp

Former Coastal Carolina football standout and current Denver Broncos running back De’Angelo Henderson might be living in the Mile High City these days, but the South Caroliona Lowcountry native hasn’t forgotten his roots.

The Summerville native returned to the Palmetto State this weekend to conduct his inaugural De’Angelo Henderson Football Camp at his alma mater, where he became CCU’s record-holder in rushing yards (4,635), attempts (732), rushing touchdowns (58). He set an NCAA Division I record for scoring a touchdown in 35 consecutive games during the 2014-16 seasons.

Henderson, who hosted the free camp for local youngsters, was the Broncos’ sixth-round draft pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. He saw limited action in his rookie season, appearing in the final three games of the season while rushing 7 times for 13 yards.

Henderson hopes to get more playing time this season, but he feels fortunate to be in a position to play at all. In May, Henderson’s Jeep was one of several vehicles struck by a driver involved in a high-speed police chase. Henderson suffered only minor scrapes and bruises.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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