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Player Bio: Collin Henderson :: Football  

  Collin Henderson
Collin Henderson
Player Profile

Puyallup, Wash.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 185





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 a FRESHMAN played in the Area Code Games in Long Beach, Calif. in baseball…as a SOPHOMORE earned All-South Puget Sound League honors in baseball and a second team reached State quarterfinals…played in the Area Code Games in San Diego, Calif...during JUNIOR year 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 year 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... Games - 12…Started - 4…started the final four contests...earned the following team awards: California/Most Disciplined Offense. USC/Offensive Back, UC/Most Disciplined Offense. ? Took over punt return chores at mid-season when Leaford Hackett suffered a shoulder injury, then stepped in as Hackett's replacement at slotback. ? In 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… Games - 11…Started - 8…the starting slotback in the final eight games…earned the following weekly team award: USC/Most Disciplined Offense. ? Named to the All-Pac-10 Academic first team ? Caught 14 passes for 150 yards and one touchdown ? 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 ? Threw four passes, 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…Games - 12…Starts - 12…earned the following weekly team awards: Arizona/Most Disciplined Offense/Most Disciplined Special Teams; Oregon/Most Disciplined Offense; UCLA/Most Disciplined Special Teams. ? All-Pac-10 Academic first team…CoSIDA/Verizon All-District VIII academic first team ? Receptions against Idaho, Boise State, Arizona, Oregon State, Oregon, ASU and Washington ? Against Sun Devils caught a halfback pass from Dave Minnich for WSU’s final score in a 28-16 win ? Returned a team-leading 16 punts 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 and remained at that position for most the season

CAREER: Has thrown eight passes in career, all complete, for 374 yards and five touchdowns…has made 20 consecutive starts and 24 total in 35 games.


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.

1999	12/4	20	175	8.8	1	22
2000	11/8	14	150	10.7	1	28
2001	12/12	9	83	9.2	1	21
CAREER:	35/24	43	408	9.5	3	28

PUNT RETURNS G/GS NO YDS AVG TD LG 1999 12/4 18 150 8.33 0 21 2000 11/8 15 91 6.1 0 19 2001 12/12 16 92 5.8 0 13 CAREER: 35/24 49 333 6.8 0 21

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