Carlos Henderson
No. 80 – Saskatchewan Roughriders
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1994-12-19) December 19, 1994 (age 25)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:199 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school:McDonogh 35
(New Orleans, Louisiana)
College:Louisiana Tech
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 3 / Pick: 82
Career history
* Denver Broncos ( 2017 2018)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
* Honorable mention All-C-USA KR (2014, 2015)[1]
  • Honorable mention All-C-USA WR (2015)
  • First team All-C-USA WR & KR (2016)
  • C-USA Offensive Player of the Year (2016) Special Teams Player of the Year (2016) [2]
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Carlos Henderson (born December 19, 1994) is an American football wide receiver for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He played college football at Louisiana Tech, and was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Early yearsEdit

Henderson attended McDonogh 35 High School in New Orleans, Louisiana. He committed to Louisiana Tech University to play college football.[3]

College careerEdit

Henderson played at Louisiana Tech from 2013 to 2016.[4] As a junior, he was named the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year and Special Teams Player of the Year.[5] He had 82 receptions for 1,535 yards and 19 touchdowns on offense and 805 kick return yards and two touchdowns. During his career, he had 147 receptions for 2,878 yards and 28 touchdowns.

On December 26, 2016, Henderson announced on his instagram that he would forgo his senior season and enter the 2017 NFL Draft.[6][7]

Professional careerEdit

Henderson was one of 59 collegiate wide receivers to attend the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana. He performed all of the combine drills and finished 15th among his position group in the 40-yard dash. He also finished seventh in the broad jump and tied for ninth among wide receivers in the vertical jump.[8] On March 21, 2017, he attended Louisiana's Tech pro Day, along with Trent Taylor, Xavier Woods, Chad Williams, and 13 other prospects. Henderson opted to only run positional drills and had only one drop as scouts and team representatives from all 32 NFL teams attended.[9] At the conclusion of the pre-draft process, Henderson was projected to be a third or fourth round pick by NFL draft experts and scouts. He was ranked the 13th best wide receiver in the draft by[10]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
5 ft 11 in 199 lb 4.46 s 1.61 s 2.61 s 4.35 s 7.18 s 36 in 10 ft 9 in 13 rep

Denver BroncosEdit

The Denver Broncos selected Henderson in the third round (82nd overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. He was the tenth wide receiver selected in 2017 and was the first of three Louisiana Tech players selected, along with wide receiver Trent Taylor and safety Xavier Woods.[12] On May 26, 2017, the Broncos signed Henderson to a four-year, $3.32 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $817,984.[13]

2017 seasonEdit

On August 13, 2017, Henderson underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb.[14] On September 2, 2017, the Broncos placed Henderson on injured reserve due to his thumb injury.[15][16]

2018 seasonEdit

Henderson opened up training camp on the did not report list as he was dealing with a "personal matter".[17] On August 15, 2018, Henderson was suspended one game for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.[18] He was waived on September 1, 2018 and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[19][20] He was released on September 13, 2018.[21]

Washington RedskinsEdit

Henderson signed with the practice squad of the Washington Redskins on December 26, 2018.[22] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Redskins on December 31, 2018.[23] The Redskins waived him on January 7, 2019.[24]


  1. Russell Anderson (December 9, 2014). "C-USA ANNOUNCES FOOTBALL ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS". Conference USA. Retrieved January 12, 2017.
  2. "FB: 2016 Players of the Year". Conference USA. December 7, 2016. Retrieved January 12, 2017.
  3. "McDonogh 35's Carlos Henderson signs with Louisiana Tech".
  4. "La. Tech’s Carlos Henderson is a triple threat".
  5. "Louisiana Tech's Higgins, FAU's Hendrickson win C-USA awards".
  6. "La. Tech’s Carlos Henderson opts for NFL".
  7. Tatum Everett (December 27, 2016). "LA Tech's Carlos Henderson declares for the NFL Draft". Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  8. Adam Stites (March 6, 2017). "NFL Combine results 2017: Full wide receiver numbers". Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  9. Gil Brandt (March 21, 2017). "Pro day results: North Carolina, UCLA, Boston College". Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  10. "*Carlos Henderson, DS #13 WR, Louisiana Tech". Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  11. "NFL Draft Profile: Carlos Henderson". Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  12. Swanson, Ben (April 28, 2017). "Broncos select WR Carlos Henderson with 82nd-overall pick".
  13. " Carlos Henderson contract". Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  14. Luke Easterling (August 13, 2017). "Broncos WR Carlos Henderson day-to-day after thumb surgery". Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  15. Mason, Andrew (September 2, 2017). "Broncos trim roster at deadline".
  16. Sayre Bedinger (September 2, 2017). "Carlos Henderson isn’t eligible to return in 2017 season". Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  17. Klis, Mike. "Broncos place WRs Carlos Henderson, Jimmy Williams on Did Not Report list". Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  18. Shook, Nick. "Broncos WR Carlos Henderson suspended one game" (in en). Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  19. DiLalla, Aric (September 1, 2018). "Broncos trim roster to 53 players".
  20. DiLalla, Aric (September 2, 2018). "Broncos sign nine players to practice squad".
  21. "Report: Broncos cut Carlos Henderson from practice squad". September 13, 2018.
  22. "Redskins Sign Linebacker Marquis Flowers". December 26, 2018. Retrieved December 26, 2018.
  23. "Redskins Sign Six Players To Reserve/Future Contracts". December 31, 2018.
  24. "1/7: Redskins Make Roster Moves". January 7, 2019. Retrieved January 8, 2019.

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