Autry Denson
Date of birth: (1976-12-08) December 8, 1976 (age 43)
Place of birth: Lauderhill, Florida
Career information
Position(s): RB
College: University of Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1999 / Round: 7
 As player:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Miami Dolphins
Chicago Bears
Indianapolis Colts
Montreal Alouettes
Playing stats at

Autry Denson (born December 8, 1976 in Lauderhill, Florida) is a former professional American football player who played running back for four seasons for the Miami Dolphins, the Indianapolis Colts, and the Chicago Bears.

Playing careerEdit

High schoolEdit

Autry attended Nova High School where he played for Willie Dodaro.


Autry Denson is Notre Dame's all-time leading rusher with 4,448 yards and 46 touchdowns while holding many other rushing records at the University of Notre Dame.[citation needed]

In 1997, he ran for 1268 yards on 264 carries and scored 12 TD. In 1998, he ran for 1306 yards on 277 carries and scored 18 TD.

Autry Denson was the MVP of the Gator Bowl in 1999 played against Georgia Tech.


Autry Denson was selected with the 233 pick of the 1999 NFL draft by Tampa Bay Buccaneers

In 2 years (1999–2000) with Miami he ran for 206 yards on 59 carries while also catching 18 passes for 133 yards. In 2000 he returned 20 kicks for 495 yards

Autry spent the 2001 season with the Chicago Bears he only rushed the ball once for 4 yards while spending most the year on Special Teams Returning 23 kicks for 534 yards as well as 1 punt return for 5 yards

During the 2002 with the Indianapolis Colts Denson rushed for 2 yards on 2 carries with 2 kick returns for 38 yards

Autry spend the 2004 season in the CFL as a member of the Montreal Alouettes where he finished eighth in the CFL rushing with 772 yards and nine touchdowns while being given the player of the week Honors during the season.

Coaching careerEdit

In April 2010, after spending some years away from the game of football, Denson was named the head football coach at Pope John Paul II High School in Boca Raton, Florida.[1]

Denson is now a graduate assistant and running backs coach at Bethune-Cookman University. via


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