Started in all 14 games at the bandit end position on the defensive line ... Had an explosive season and looks to be even better in his final season ... Coaching staff is counting on him to provide leadership ... Possesses outstanding strength and size ... Also used on special teams ... Selected as a member of the 2006 Coaches' All-Conference third team ... Also named to the second team of the Media's 2006 All-Conference football teams ... No. 10 in C-USA in tackles for loss ... Named the co-defensive Player of the Week by the coaching staff following his performance against Tulane (11/11) ... Also given the special teams award "Big Play" following his performance against UCF (9/26) ... 2007 Preseason Honors: Named All-Conference USA by Athlon Sports (second team), CollegeFootballNews.com (first team), Lindy's (first team), Phil Steele's (second team) and The Sporting News (first team) ... Named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year by The Sporting News...2007 GMAC Bowl: Forced his second fumble of the season in the win over Ohio ... 2006 (r-Jr.): Participated in 737 total snaps, including 709 on defense and 28 on special teams ... Finished tied as the team's fourth-leading tackler (59) ...Recorded 36 unassisted stops, 12.0 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, three pass breakups and one blocked kick ... Ranked second on the team in tackles for loss (12) ... Tied for first on the team with 4.5 sacks ... Recorded a season-high eight tackles against Tulsa (10/3) and UAB (11/18) ...Finished with a season-high 3.5 tackles for loss against UAB ... Had seven tackles, including six unassisted, against UCF ... 2005 (r-So.): Played in all 12 games, with seven starts on the year ... Finished as the team's sixth-leading tackler with 47 (35 solos, 12 assists) ... Was second on the team in sacks (5.0) and tied for third in tackles for loss (7.5) ...Finished with three solo tackles, a tackle for loss, forced a fumble, broke up a pass and had a sack against Arkansas State in the New Orleans Bowl (12/20) ... Made a career-high seven tackles (six solos, one assist) against UAB (10/21), matching that total with four solos and three assists against Houston (11/13) ... Collected five tackles (four solos, one assist), two tackles for loss and two sacks against Alabama (9/10) ... Had five tackles (four solos, one assist) against Tulane (11/26), also finishing with a tackle for loss and a sack in the game ... Tallied four tackles in three games ... Had two solos and two assists against Tulsa (10/15) and Marshall (11/8) ... Finished with four solo tackles against Memphis (11/19) ... Forced a fumble against East Carolina (10/1) ... Broke up single passes against UCF and UAB ... 2004 (r-Fr.): Played in seven games ... Finished with three solo tackles on the season, all against North Texas in the New Orleans Bowl (12/14) ... Saw action in a season-best 10 plays against UAB (11/27) and Cal (12/4) ... Recorded a pass breakup against Cal ... 2003 (Fr.): Redshirted ... Prep: Three-year letterwinner for Coach Scott Martin at Ponchatoula High School ... 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 ... First-team all-state selected by the Louisiana Sportswriters ... First-team all-district ... Also lettered in basketball ... Two-star rating by rivals.com ... Rated 9.25 and No. 68 in Louisiana by Zem's Gems ... Sixth-rated linebacker in Louisiana by Zem's Gems ... Personal: Son of Loretta Henderson ... Majoring in recreation administration ... Born Nov. 9, 1983.