De’Angelo Henderson brings a unique skill-set to the Broncos backfield. What exactly does that mean? Carl Dumler elucidates in the film room.
Henderson was a touchdown machine at Coastal Carolina, finding ways to score as both a runner and receiver. In fact, he just barely missed the NCAA record set by Danny Woodhead (former RB for Broncos OC Mike McCoy), scoring a touchdown in 35 straight games.
Henderson now joins the Broncos in what is shaping up to be a very competitive running back competition. C.J. Anderson, Jamaal Charles, and Devontae Booker are all finally looking healthy and ready to show the NFL they are back and ready to dominate. Carries could be tough to find early on for De’Angelo Henderson.
http://www.scout.com/nfl/broncos/story/1784455-limited-offer-get-3-month… I wouldn’t count him out of the competition just yet, though. The man, who was given the nickname “Hop”, has shown an incredible ability to rise to the moment and above the adversity thrown his way.
That’s how he got his nickname. Back in high school he suffered an injury that trainers told him would keep him out for 6-8 weeks.
“I looked in my trainers eyes and told him he was crazy,” Henderson said. “I’m not missing 6-8 weeks. So I came back and I was hopping around.”
It didn’t take long for the nickname to stick.
Let’s take a look at some plays that show exactly what he brings to the table and why that nickname “Hop” means even…
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