CCU’s De’Angelo Henderson wins ASN’s FCS Player of the Week

Photo courtesy of Johnny Gasque/Coastal Carolina Athletics

ASN_De'Angelo_HendersonCoastal Carolina’s De’Angelo Henderson, who became the Chanticleers’ all-time leading rusher, narrowly edged Jacksonville State’s Josh Barge for ASN’s FCS Player of the Week.

Henderson, a junior running back, gained 136 yards on 25 carries in the Chanticleers’ 41-14 victory at South Carolina State. He surpassed Aundres Perkins (2003-06) for No. 1 on the school’s career list. Henderson, who rushed for 1,534 yards last season, has 231 yards in two games this season and 2,364 yards for his career on 355 attempts (6.7 yards per attempt).

Barge, a redshirt junior receiver caught a school-record 14 passes for 132 yards in the Gamecocks’ 27-20 overtime loss at No. 6 Auburn that moved JSU to No. 1 in the STATS FCS Top 25. His 11-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter gave Jacksonville State its first lead, 10-6. Barge surpassed Joey Hamilton’s school record of 11 catches against Nicholls State on Sept. 25, 1999.

Henderson received 56 more votes than Barge in voting at

  • De'Angelo Henderson, Coastal Carolina (39%, 706 Votes)
  • Josh Barge, Jacksonville State (36%, 650 Votes)
  • Demarayeh Lane, SE Louisiana (23%, 420 Votes)
  • John Robertson, Villanova (2%, 39 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,815

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The FBS nominees included Southeastern Louisiana’s Demareyeh Lane and Villanova’s John Robertson:

  • Lane, a  junior linebacker, had two interceptions, returning one for a 58-yard touchdown, in Southeastern Louisiana’s 28-17 victory against Division II Florida Tech. He helped lead a defense that forced nine turnovers — five interceptions and four fumbles — and scored three touchdowns.
  • Robertson, a senior quarterback and last year’s Walter Payton Award winner, threw for 161 yards and a touchdown on 12-of-18 passing and ran 21 times for 49 yards and a touchdown to lead the No. 6 Wildcats to a 14-7 victory against No. 16 Fordham in an FCS top-20 matchup.

Kemt State kicker APril Goss won ASN’s FBS Player of the Week.

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Above: Photo by Johnny Gasque/Coastal Carolina Athletics