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E.J. Henderson
No. 56     Minnesota Vikings
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: August 3, 1980 (1980-08-03) (age 29)
Place of birth: Fort Campbell, Kentucky
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
College: Maryland
NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40
Debuted in 2003 for the Minnesota Vikings
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Injured Reserve
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Tackles     537
Sacks     12.5
INT     2
Stats at NFL.com

Eric N. "E.J." Henderson, Jr. (born on August 3, 1980 in Fort Campbell, Kentucky) is an American football linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Vikings in the second round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at Maryland.

He is the older brother of fellow Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson.

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College career

E.J. Henderson holds three NCAA records: career total tackles per game (12.5), season solo tackles with 135 in 2002, and career solo tackles per game (8.8).[1]

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Awards and honors

  • 2001- First-Team All-American
  • 2001- First-Team All-ACC
  • 2001- ACC Player of the Year
  • 2001- ACC Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2002- First-Team All-American
  • 2002- First-Team All-ACC
  • 2002- Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Defensive MVP
  • 2002- ACC Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2002- Chuck Bednarik Award
  • 2002- Butkus Award

Professional career

Minnesota Vikings

On December 15, 2006, Henderson agreed to a five-year contract extension with the Vikings. The deal was reportedly worth over $25 million with $10 million guaranteed.

In April 2008, the Vikings signed Henderson's younger brother, Erin, as an undrafted free agent out of Maryland.

Henderson was placed on season-ending injured reserve after he dislocated multiple toes on October 6, 2008 in a game against the Tennessee Titans.

In Week 13 of the 2009 season, Henderson suffered a broken femur in his left leg in a game against the Arizona Cardinals. The injury occurred when his leg "twisted violently" as he was trying to tackle Tim Hightower and hit Jamarca Sanford's helmet. He was removed from the field on a motorized cart, accompanied by his younger brother and teammate Erin. Henderson stayed overnight in Phoenix for surgery, and missed the rest of the season.[2][3]

Career statistics

Source: NFL.com

  Defense
Season Team GP TOT SOLO AST PD SACK FF INT
2003 Min 16 32 27 5 0 0.0 1 0
2004 Min 14 93 65 28 3 1.0 1 0
2005 Min 15 75 53 22 1 1.0 1 0
2006 Min 16 110 77 33 4 3.0 1 2
2007 Min 16 118 94 24 4 4.5 3 0
2008 Min 4 27 23 4 1 1.0 1 0
2009* Min 3 28 22 6 0 1.0 0 0
Total 84 483 361 122 12 11.5 8 2

*As of September 28, 2009

References

  1. ^ 2008 Division I Football Records Book, NCAA, accessed 30 November 2008.
  2. ^ Koster, Kyle (December 6, 2009). "Vikings LB E.J. Henderson suffers brutal leg injury". Chicago Sun-Times. http://blogs.suntimes.com/sportsprose/2009/12/vikings_lb_ej_henderson_suffer.html. Retrieved 07 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "Henderson suffers broken leg". Sky Sports. December 7, 2009. http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,12118_5753327,00.html. Retrieved 07 December 2009. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Rocky Calmus
Butkus Award
2002
Succeeded by
Teddy Lehman

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