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Mario Henderson biography

Date of birth : 1984-10-29
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Lehigh Acres, Florida
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-01-03
Credited as : Football player NFL, tackle for the Oakland Raiders, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Mario Henderson is an offensive tackle for the Oakland Raiders of the NFL.

Athletic offensive lineman saw increased action in 2008…Emerged as a starter at left tackle in his second season.

2008: Appeared in 11 games with five starts, including starts in the final three games at left tackle…Part of a unit that helped the Raiders rank 10th in the NFL in per game rushing average (124.2) and average per attempt (4.3)…(9/8) vs. DEN: Inactive for the season opener…(9/14) @ KC: Made his first career start at LT and paved the way for Raiders running backs to rush for 300 yards, the most by a Raiders team since 1987…Helped block for RB Darren McFadden, who gained 164 rushing yards…Part of an offensive line that didn’t allow a sack…(9/21) @ BUF: Made second straight start at LT…Cleared a path for QB JaMarcus Russell’s first career rushing touchdown on a 1-yard dive in the third quarter…(9/28) vs. SD: Saw action as a reserve…(10/12) @ NO: Did not play…(10/19) vs. NYJ: Did not play…(10/26) @ BAL: Did not play…(11/2) vs. ATL: Did not play…(11/9) vs. CAR: Saw significant action in a reserve role on the offensive line…Helped Raiders rush for 147 yards, including an 89-yard effort from RB Justin Fargas…(11/16) @ MIA: Saw time on special teams…(11/23) @ DEN: Saw action on special teams…(11/30) vs. KC: Appeared in a reserve role…(12/4) @ SD: Saw limited action on offensive line…Made first appearance at RT following an injury to Cornell Green…(12/14) vs. NE: Started at LT…Blocked on a line that enabled McFadden and Fargas to combine for 116 yards rushing…(12/21) vs. HOU: Started at LT…Part of an outstanding all-around effort on offense…Raiders running backs combined for 139 yards on the ground…Part of a unit that allowed just one sack and enabled Russell to complete 18 of 25 attempts for 236 yards and two touchdowns…(12/28) @ TB: Started on an offensive line that helped the Raiders rush for 192 yards, the season’s second-highest total…Helped RB Michael Bush rush for a career-high 177 yards…Helped limit the Buccaneer defense to just one sack.

2007: Spent his rookie season on inactive list and was primarily a reserve…(11/25) @ KC: Saw time on special teams…Raiders third round (91st overall) choice in the 2007 NFL Draft.

As a senior in 2006, provided solid protection for an offense that ranked fourth in the Atlantic Coast Conference in scoring, averaging 25.1 points per game during the regular season…One of four offensive linemen to start all 13 games for the Seminoles...Lined up at left offensive tackle, registering 34 knockdowns for an offense that ranked fourth overall in the ACC (315.9 yards per game), second in passing (222.8) and fourth in scoring (25.1 points per game)…During junior year, moved into the starting lineup in the final two games of the season and played extremely well...Saw action in all 13 games, on special teams and at tackle...Played in all 12 games as a sophomore and served as a back-up...Earned playing time as a reserve offensive tackle and on special teams as a member of the kicking units...Saw time in practice as a blocking tight end in situational offensive formations...Also earned practice playing time at right tackle late in the season just before the Gator Bowl...Saw action in 11 of 12 games and earned the first starting assignment of his career in the Orange Bowl against Miami...Earned most of his playing time in the field goal and extra point units...Worked on the line for an offense that finished second in the ACC in scoring, third in pass offense, third in total offense, fourth in passing efficiency...One of only five true freshmen to see playing time in 2003…Social Science major.

Attended Lehigh (Lehigh Acres, Fla.) High School as a senior...Rated a threestar player by and one of the Top-40 offensive guards in the country...One of Florida’s Top-100 according to the Orlando Sentinel and earned all-district, all-region and all-county honors as a senior in leading his team to an 8-3 record...Averaged 14 points and 11 rebounds as a member of the Lehigh basketball team.

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