Jessie Henderson
Jessie Henderson

Paris, Texas

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 170



Junior (2007): Saw time in 11 games as SMU's kick returner... Notched 857 yards in returns - the second-best single-season total in school history... Had over 100 yards in returns in four games... Posted his season-long return of 46 yards against Texas Tech; Sophomore (2006): A second-team All-Conference USA selection at kick returner by the media and an honorable mention pick by the coaches... A 2006 Pre-Season First-Team All-C-USA selection by Blue Ribbon Yearbook and a first-team All-Texas College Team pick by Dave Campbell's at kick returner... Led the nation in kick return average before getting injured on the first offensive play against Marshall... Played in seven games... Was selected a Mid-Season All-American by and a was a semi-finalist for the inaugural Randy Moss Return Man Award... Had a 36.9-yard KOR average on the year... Returned the kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown to give SMU a 26-21 lead after the Mustangs surrendered the lead with 7:52 left in the fourth quarter... The effort earned him C-USA Player of the Week honors; Freshman (2005): Co-winner of the James Bradley "New Mustang" award for consistent play along with DeMyron Martin... A third-team Freshman All-American as a kick returner... Earned third-team All-C-USA honors... Led Conference USA and ranked 13th in the NCAA with a 27.6 ypr average... Returned a kick 88 yards for a TD against Tulane and recorded 179 yards on just four returns against the Green Wave - the third-best single-game effort in SMU history... His 663 KOR yards on the year ranked fourth best all-time at SMU in a single season... Posted a 32-yard return to help set up a game-winning field goal at Houston after the Cougars had scored to tie the game with just 2:07 remaining; 2004: Awarded a medical redshirt... Saw action in the Oklahoma St. game before getting injured; Prep: An All-America selection by PrepStar and SuperPrep... Named The National Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year... Invited to both the Nike Camp and the U.S. Army All-America Combine... A Texas Top-130 pick by the Aggie WebInsider... An All-State selection... The District 11-4A Return Specialist of the Year... One of the Top 10 running backs in the state according to Texas Prep Xtra and Lone Star Recruiting... A national Blue-Chip Running Back by Max Emfinger... Member of Dave Campbell's Texas Top 300 and Don Cartwright's Lone Star 100... Named to Inside Texas Football's Top 100... Had 209 carries for 1,288 yards through eight games before being slowed by injury over the season's last two contests... Had 15 rushing touchdowns... Also returned punts • 10 returns, two touchdowns... Notched 1,396 yards and 15 scores on 174 carries as a junior... The Texas 4A State Champion in the 100m as a sophomore... Runs a 4.25-second forty... two-star recruit... A State Top-100 player and the No. 41 overall prospect according to the Dallas Morning News Area Top-100... Coached by Brent Southworth at Paris... Chose SMU over Arkansas, Colorado, Purdue, BYU, Colorado State, Utah, Missouri, Iowa State, TCU and Houston; Personal: Son of Verlene and Jessie Henderson, Sr.... Has one sister, Dominique... A sociology major.

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