Henderson Named LSWA Player of the Week
RUSTON, La. — LSU wide receiver Devery Henderson and Tulane linebacker Brandt Quick were honored on Monday by the Louisiana Sports Writer’s Association with player of the week awards.
Henderson was on the receiving end of one of the wildest finishes in the history of college football. The junior hauled in a tipped “Hail Mary” pass from Tiger quarterback Marcus Randall on the last play of the game for a 75 yard touchdown to give LSU a 33-30 road victory over Kentucky.
The “Hail Mary” came 11 seconds after Kentucky had taken a 30-27 lead on a 29-yard field goal.
Henderson caught five passes for 201 yards and three touchdowns. His first score came on a shovel pass that saw him outrun the Kentucky defense for a 70-yard touchdown.
Henderson had 298 all-purpose yards, the fourth best total in LSU history, and his 40.2 yards per reception tied a school record.
Quick posted 14 tackles for Tulane as the Green Wave defense held TCU without an offensive touchdown in a 17-10 defeat. The Mandeville native’s 14 tackles was a team season high. The junior is third on the team with 69 stops on the season. Quick is a transfer from Kansas State where he was a fullback.
A panel of LSWA members across the state vote on the players of the week.
Other offensive players nominated: Louisiana-Lafayette quarterback Eric Rekeita and Grambling State quarterback Bruce Eugene.
Other defensive player’s nominated: Louisiana-Lafayette defensive back Charles Tillman.