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Erin Henderson biography

Date of birth : 1986-07-01
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Aberdeen, Maryland
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-01-19
Credited as : Football player NFL, outside linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Erin Henderson is an American football outside linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2008 (10/0, 1/0), 2009 (2/0). Total-12/0, 1/0.

• Ranked 4th on team in special teams tackles as a rookie despite only playing in 10 games.
• Joined older brother, E.J., in the Vikings LB corps in 2008, marking the 1st time they had been teammates.

OFF THE FIELD
Earned degree in communications prior to the start of his rookie season, completing his coursework in less than 4 years...Aspires to a career in broadcasting...Works closely with brother E.J.’s Urban Youth Outreach program and E.J. Henderson Youth Foundation.

PRO
Steady contributor on special teams during rookie year, ranked 4th on team with 11 stops...Joined S Husain Abdullah and T Drew Radovich as the only 2009 rookie free agents to make the 53-man roster following preseason...Entered NFL Draft following junior season.

2009
Played in a pair of games in 2009 on special teams...Had season-best 3 special teams tackles and led team vs. Cincinnati (12/13)....Saw 1st action of the season at Green Bay (11/1) and notched a pair of special teams stops.

2008
Carved out a role on special teams and ranked 4th on team with 11 stops on the coverage units despite playing in only 10 games...Posted season-best 4 special teams tackles at Jacksonville (11/23)...Saw most action on defense of the season at Arizona (12/14) where he had 3 tackles...Forced a fumble at Tennessee (9/28).

COLLEGE
Helped team to Emerald Bowl in 2007 and Champs Sports Bowl in 2006...Led ACC in tackles in 2007 and ranked 9th in the nation...Earned Honorable Mention All-America from Pro Football Weekly, Rivals.com, SI.com and College Football News in 2007...Entered junior season as a Playboy Preseason All-America...Had career-best 18 tackles vs. Virginia in 2007...Earned 2nd-Team All-ACC as a sophomore...Scored TD on a 45-yard INT return at Virginia for the game-winning points...Started 1st career game vs. William & Mary in 2006 opener...Injured knee in 2005 fall camp and was sidelined for the season...Redshirted in 2004, coming to campus as a QB before moving to LB midway through the fall.

Standout QB and LB led Aberdeen High to 1st state championship with 12-1 record as a senior...Named Baltimore Sun Player of the Year as a senior...All-State as a junior and senior...Competed in basketball and track, winning county title in hoops.


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