Coastal Carolina’s De’Angelo Henderson taken in sixth round by Denver Broncos

Coastal Carolina running back De'Angelo Henderson (31) celebrates with teammates following a touchdown during a 42-7 win over Liberty.

CONWAY (WBTW) – Coastal Carolina star running back De’Angelo Henderson was the 203rd overall pick in Saturday’s NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos.

Coastal Carolina running back De’Angelo Henderson

The Broncos selected the former Chanticleer in the sixth round.  Henderson is CCU’s all-time leading rusher and scorer.  He finished his career at Coastal with 97 career catches.

Henderson was considered one of the top remaining running backs on the board as the draft nears its conclusion.

De’Angelo Henderson is now the sixth player in Coastal Carolina University history to be drafted to the National Football League.

Five other Coastal players will also have a shot at the NFL. They signed as undrafted free agents.

Sam Ekwonike (New York Giants), Voghens Larrieux (Buffalo Bills), Richie Sampson (Minnesota Vikings), Alex Scearce (Chicago Bears) and Chase Tidwell (Seattle Seahawks) will report to NFL rookie camps in the coming days.


Coastal Carolina senior running back De’Angelo Henderson takes part in the coin toss prior to a win over Hampton.