Coaches Name Henderson, Lavalais Players of the Week

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Coaches Name Henderson, Lavalais Players of the Week

BATON ROUGE — Devery Henderson and Chad Lavalais have been named the LSU Players of the Week by the coaching staff, head coach Nick Saban announced on Sunday.

Henderson earned both the offensive and special teams player of the week award in LSU’s 33-30 last-second victory over Kentucky, while Lavalais earned the defensive award.

Offensively, Henderson caught five passes for a career-best 201 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winner as time expired. The 75-yard Hail Mary TD pass from Marcus Randall to Henderson marked the first time the Tigers won a game on the final play of the contest since a 17-16 victory over Ole Miss in 1972.

Henderson also scored on passes of 70 and 30 yards. The 30-yarder gave the Tigers the lead just before halftime, while the 70-yard TD came off a shovel pass that saw Henderson outrun the entire Wildcat defense.

Henderson also had 10 yards on three carries.

On special teams, Henderson returned four kickoffs for 87 yards and recorded two tackles on special teams. Henderson finished the contest with 298 all-purpose yards, the fourth-highest total in school history. Henderson also tied Carlos Carson’s school-record by averaging 40.2 yards per catch.

Lavalais recorded six tackles, including 1.5 tackles for losses and four quarterback pressures.