The Denver Broncos drafted Coastal Carolina running back, De’Angelo ‘Hop’ Henderson, (@dhenderson31) in the 6th round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Henderson is a 5’8” 208 pound back that ran his combine 40yd at 4.48.
— De'Angelo Henderson (@DHenderson31) April 29, 2017
He was a two-time FCS All-American and a two-time Walter Payton Award finalist for FCS National Offensive Player of the Year, so he is likely the most decorated of the 2017 Broncos draft class. He graduated in 2015 with a degree in Recreation & Sports Management and is pursuing a second BS degree in Communication.
He was 15th in the nation (FCS) in rushing yards with 1,156 yards despite missing 3 games with a shoulder injury. He is a native of Summerville, South Carolina and was a finalist for the state’s Mr. Football award in 2010 with the winner being Jadeveon Clowney (#1 pick with Houston in 2014).
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— Daren Stoltzfus (@DarenStoltzfus) April 30, 2017
The Broncos coaching staff has first-hand knowledge of Henderson since Special Teams Coordinator Brock Olivo was a Coastal Carolina assistant from 2012-2013 before joining the Kansas City Chiefs. Henderson called it “a blessing just to be with him (Olivo) at the next level, just to have somebody I’m familiar with and somebody I trust.” He feels that he is, “a complete back. I can run, I can catch and I can block”, and is looking forward playing alongside C.J. Anderson who Henderson called, “a baller. He’s a competitor and he’s a great football player.”
Broncos GM and former Hall of Fame QB, after drafting Henderson called him via Twitter, “a very productive back who scored lots of TDs & plays bigger than his size.”
Our 6th rounder is RB De'Angelo Henderson from Coastal Carolina. A very productive back who scored lots of TDs & plays bigger than his size.
— John Elway (@johnelway) April 29, 2017
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