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Robert Henderson (American football)

Robert Henderson
No. 3
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-11-09) November 9, 1983
Place of birth: Ponchatoula, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 278 lb (126 kg)
Career information
College: Southern Mississippi
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 6 / Pick: 199
Debuted in 2011 for the Edmonton Eskimos
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: League Suspension
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2008
Tackles --
Sacks --
Forced fumbles --
Stats at

Robert Henderson (born November 9, 1983, in Ponchatoula, Louisiana) is an American football defensive end who is a free agent. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Southern Mississippi.

Henderson has also been a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit Lions and Seattle Seahawks.

Early years

He was a three-year letterwinner at Ponchatoula High School. He recorded 77 solo tackles, 43 assists, three sacks, four hurries, six pass breakups, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and one interception. As a running back, he finished with 41 carries, 342 yards and scored four touchdowns with a long carry of 77 yards. He was a First-team All-State and First-team All-District and also lettered in basketball.

College career

He played in 46 games with 33 starts at the “Bandit” defensive end position. His career totals include 173 tackles (115 solo), 13.5 and 29.5 stops for losses and also forced 7 fumbles and recovered another and deflected 9 passes and blocked a kick. He played in the 2007 GMAC Bowl, when he forced a fumble in the win over Ohio. In 2006 he was named Second-team All-Conference USA.

Professional career


Pre-draft measureables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6-3⅛ ** 278 ** 4.81 ** 1.63 ** 2.71 ** 4.53 ** 7.28 ** X 9'07" ** 22 ** X
* represents NFL Combine **represents Southern Mississippi Pro Day"X" Denotes "No Data" or "Did Not Participate"

New York Giants

Henderson was a 6th round (199th pick overall) draft choice by the New York Giants in the 2008 NFL Draft. He injured his ankle in his NFL preseason debut and spent his entire rookie season on injured reserve. He was waived on September 5, 2009.

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars signed Henderson to their practice squad on September 15, 2009. He was released on September 29.

Detroit Lions

Henderson was signed to the Detroit Lions practice squad on October 14, 2009. After his practice squad contract expired, Henderson was re-signed to a future reserve contract on January 5, 2010.

Seattle Seahawks

On April 5, 2010, Henderson was traded to the Seattle Seahawks with a 2010 fifth-round draft pick for offensive lineman Rob Sims and a 2010 seventh-round draft pick.

External links

  • Detroit Lions bio
  • New York Giants bio
  • Southern Miss Golden Eagles bio
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