Tigers’ RB Henderson is Walter Camp All-American
The postseason honors have begun to roll in for Tigers junior Darrell Henderson, who produced the best allaround season in Memphis football history.
After missing out on winning the Doak Walker Award given to the nation's top running back, Henderson was named a first team All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation on Thursday.
The junior rushed for 1,909 yards and a nation-leading 22 touchdowns in 13 games this season. Henderson also led the nation in all-purpose yards (2,328), total touchdowns (25) and averaged 8.9 yards per carry, the most among FBS players with a minimum of 125 carries.
Henderson is the third Memphis player to be named a first team Walter Camp All-American, behind DeAngelo Williams and Tony Pollard.
He also was named a first team AllAmerican at running back by Sports Illustrated and The Athletic. Sports Illustrated also named him a secondteam all purpose selection.
Earlier this month, Henderson became the eighth player named a unanimous All-AAC first team selection.
The Walter Camp All-American honor is one of five recognized by the NCAA for consensus All-American status. The other four are the Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, Sporting News and the American Football Coaches Association.
The Associated Press and Football Writers Association of America will release their teams on Monday. Sporting News will released its team Tuesday, and the AFCA will release its team Wednesday.
Memphis running back Darrell Henderson rushed for 1,909 yards and a nation-leading 22 touchdowns in 13 games this season.