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Collin Henderson
Collin Henderson

RS Senior

Puyallup, Wash.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 181






GENERAL: Coached by Jeff Gardner at Puyallup High, earning three varsity football letters....also a three-year letterwinner in basketball and baseball (outfielder)...three-time baseball captain and also captain of football and basketball teams as a senior...JUNIOR: Named to the All-South Puget Sound League second team for a second straight reached State semifinals...All-SPSL MVP in baseball...area baseball player of the year by TNT...participated in the Area Code Games in Long Beach, Calif...SENIOR: Earned first team All-State honors by the Seattle PI...a Seattle Times Red Chip pick and a Northwest Nugget second team honoree by the Tacoma News Tribune and an All-State second team pick by Washington Prep Report...all-area first team receiver by TNT...named to the Super Prep Magazine All-Northwest team (34)...All-SPSL first team pick as both a receiver and safety...league MVP on offense...caught 38 passes for 768 yards and eight scores...selected to play in the State East-West Shrine his career caught 117 passes for 2,168 yards and 24 32-5 in his three varsity seasons.


FRESHMAN (1999-00): V-letter...played in all 12 games and started the final four contests...took over punt return chores at mid-season when Leaford Hackett suffered a shoulder injury, then stepped in as Hackett's replacement at first start at Oregon led WSU with seven receptions for 51 yards...against USC threw a 24-yard TD pass to Marcus Williams...ended the year as the team's top punt returner with 18 for 150 yards.

SOPHOMORE (2000-01): V-letter...played in all 11 games and was the starting slotback in the final eight games...named to the All-Pac-10 Academic first team...caught 14 passes for 150 yards and one touchdown...also WSU's top punt returner, bringing back 15 punts for 91 yards...his only score of the year came on a pass play against Boise State when he had three catches for 49 yards...also threw four times, completing all four for 154 yards and a pair of touchdowns...his first TD pass was a 33-yarder against Idaho and the second was a 35 yarder at Oregon State.

JUNIOR (2001-02): V-letter...12 starts...against Sun Devils caught a halfback pass from Dave Minnich for WSU's final score in a 28-16 win...also returns punts, a team-leading 16 for 92 yards (5.8 average)...threw a 71-yard TD pass to Nakoa McElrath against Boise State and a 62-yarder to Mike Bush against Stanford...after two years at slotback, moved to an outside position in fall camp.

FOOTBALL CAREER: Has thrown eight passes in career, all complete, for 374 yards and five touchdowns...has made 19 consecutive starts and 24 total in 34 games...has 43 career receptions for 408 yards and three touchdowns.

BASEBALL RS-SOPHOMORE (2001-02): Turned out for baseball in early February after the Cougars lost two outfielders...first baseball action since senior year in high school... V-letter...Games - 44...Starts - 41...named to both the Pacific-10 Conference academic first team and the CoSIDA/Verizon Academic All-America district team...had 15 multiple hit and four multiple RBI games on the year...had a .321 (25 for 78) Pac-10 batting games...against Arizona with two outs in the top of the ninth, hit a game winning three RBI double, while going 4 for 4 with four RBIs, two doubles, and one run scored...went 2 for 4, while hitting a two run game tying single in bottom of the ninth against Pepperdine...went 3 for 4 with a double and a run scored off of Washington ace Shawn Kohn ...went 2 for 2 with a homerun at Oregon State's how he hit against Pac-10 opponents: ARIZ .455 (5/11), ASU .333 (4/12), CAL .214 (3/14), OSU .333 (5/15), Stanford .000 (0/7), UCLA .417 (5/12), USC .167 (1/6) Washington .471 (8/17)...his monthly hitting averages: February .235 (8/34), March .302 (16/53), April .405 (17/42), May .207 (6/29).

RS-JUNIOR (2002-03): V-letter...Games - 40...Starts - 24...BA - fielding percentage on the team with no errors in 61 chances...hit in four consecutive games at Pacific and Long Beach in mid-February, going 4-for-15 (.267)...scored two runs while going 2-for-2 at UC-Irvine in late March...scored three times with two hits against Sacramento State late in the season...started the last two games of the season and had a hit in each game...two hits in four games, Portland, UC-Irvine, Stanford and Sac State...had three RBI against UCLA and single RBI in two other games...reached base .304 percent of the time when leading off an inning...success rate advancing runners .404 percent and scoring runners on third with less than two outs .492's how he hit against Pac-10 opponents: Arizona .000 (0/0), ASU .333 (1/3), California .000 (0/3), OSU .000 (0/5), Stanford .400 (2/5), UCLA .222 (2/9), USC .167 (1/6) Washington .000 (0/3)...his monthly hitting averages: February .208 (5/24), March .273 (6/22), April .158 (3/19), May .208 (5/24).


Collin C. Henderson...born 11-4-79 at Lakewood, Wash....parents Susan and Jerry Henderson, both WSU are his grandparents and a couple of aunts and uncles...father was a Cougar quarterback, 1965-68, and the school record holder with 3,411 career passing yards...father earned his undergraduate, MS and Ph.D degrees from WSU...older brother Pat (junior) a walk-on wide receiver with the Cougars...enjoys music and reading...prep GPA of 3.85 and member of Honor Society...member of Student Counsel, Viking Nights, Big Brothers-Big Sisters, Homecoming King, Tacoma Athletic Commission...National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete honoree...graduated from WSU in the spring of 2003 with a degree in sports management and a minor in business...currently working towards a master's degree in athletic administration.

2002	44/41	.297	158	22	47	24	6	0	1	6	18	3-7	4	76	1	3	.963
2003	40/24	.213	89	12	19	5	2	0	0	4	15	2-3	4	59	2	0	1.000
Career:	84/65	.267	247	34	66	23	8	0	1	10	33	5-10	8	135	3	3	.979
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