Coastal Carolina sophomore running back De'Angelo Henderson is thrusting himself into the conversation for Big South player of the year honors after a strong start to the season.
For the second week in a row, Henderson was named the conference's offensive player of the week after rushing for 172 yards and two touchdowns in 20 carries during the Chanticleers' 30-3 win over South Carolina State on Saturday night.
It was the seventh-highest single-game rushing total in program history -- even though he only played three quarters with the game already in hand -- and brings his season total to 391 yards in 57 carries for an average of 6.9 yards per attempt.
No other Big South player has more than 259 rushing yards so far, and Henderson's 130.3 rushing yards per game average is 13.8 yards per game higher than the next highest total -- Monmouth's Kwabena Asante.
For more on Henderson's performance, here's the game story from Saturday night with comments from Chants' record-setting former running back Lorenzo Taliaferro: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2014/09/13/4471960/chanticleers-roll-to-dominant.html?sp=/99/167/628/231/
And here's the lengthy profile we did on Henderson in the preseason: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2014/08/23/4429312/coastal-carolinas-henderson-eager.html
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