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Devery Henderson - New Orleans Saints Legends

Devery Henderson - Wide Receiver - New Orleans Saints Legends

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Devery Henderson (19) shakes with fans after scoring on a 44-yard touchdown pass during the second quarter of an NFL football divisional playoff game against the Arizona Cardinals in New Orleans, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010.
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Devery Henderson (19) shakes with fans after scoring on a 44-yard touchdown pass during the second quarter of an NFL football divisional playoff game against the Arizona Cardinals in New Orleans, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010.

Devery Henderson


POSITION: Wide Receiver

BORN: March 26, 1982 in Opelousas, La.



Devery Henderson's Career Background

2011 – Played in all 16 regular season games with 13 starts…Caught 32 passes for 503 yards (15.7 avg.) with two touchdowns…Also had one rush for nine yards…Made a season-high six receptions for 100 yards with a 29-yard TD grab in opener at Green Bay, Sept. 8. Marked the first time he reached the century mark since 2009…Recorded second straight game with 100-plus receiving yards, catching three passes for 103 yards including a second quarter 79-yard TD reception vs. Chicago, Sept. 18...Caught three passes for 62 yards, including a 44-yard reception vs. Houston, Sept. 25…Hauled in five receptions for 67 yards vs. N.Y. Giants, Nov. 28…Made two receptions for 64 yards with one touchdown and also added one four-yard rush in NFC Wild Card Playoff game vs. Detroit, 1/7/12…Caught four passes for 49 yards in NFC Divisional playoff game at San Francisco, 1/14/12.

2010 – Played in all 16 regular season games with 11 starts and opened one playoff game…Finished with 34 receptions for 464 yards (13.6 avg.) with one touchdown…Also had three rushes for eight yards…In opener vs. Minnesota, Sept. 9, 29-yard TD grab on New Orleans' first drive gave Saints an early lead…Finished with four receptions for 97 yards, including 57- and 22-yard first quarter catches, which put the Saints inside the ten-yard line on two occasions on drives that resulted in TDs at Dallas, Nov. 25…In NFC Wild Card playoff game at Seattle, 1/8/11, led team with seven catches for 77 yards with a six-yard TD.

2009 – Played in all 16 regular season games with 11 starts…Also started all three postseason contests…Finished with 51 receptions for 804 yards (15.8 avg.) and two touchdowns. Posted career-high numbers in receptions and receiving yardage…Ranked second on the club in receptions, receiving yardage and receiving avg…In postseason, caught 15 passes for 182 yards with two TDs…In opener vs. Detroit, Sept. 13, led club in catches and receiving yardage with five grabs for 103 yards and a 58-yard TD reception…Caught three passes for 71 yards, including a key 38-yard third down grab at Philadelphia, Sept. 20…Made four catches for 71 yards at Miami, Oct. 25, including a 37-yard reception…Displayed a clutch performance vs. Atlanta, Nov. 2, as he recorded four catches for 46 yards. Second quarter 24-yard acrobatic grab helped move the Saints inside the five-yard line to set up a TD…Hauled in three passes for 93 yards (31.0 avg.) vs. Carolina, Nov. 8. His 63-yard reception, which he took to the Carolina 10-yard line on New Orleans' first drive of the third quarter, set up the touchdown that cut their deficit to four points…Had four receptions for team-high 72 yards at St. Louis, Nov. 15, making 26- and 21-yard grabs…Hauled in three passes for 116 yards (38.7 avg.) with a 75-yard TD catch vs. New England, Nov. 30, to rank second on club in yardage as he and Marques Colston had the club's first dual day of 100 yards receiving since 2006. In addition to his TD, also had a 33-yard reception on game's first offensive play to put Saints in Pats territory…Had 61 receiving yards on five catches at Washington, Dec. 6, with all five of his grabs going for first downs…Made four receptions for 80 yards in NFC Divisional playoff game vs. Arizona, as 44 came on a second quarter TD catch on flea flicker play…In NFC Championship game, led Saints in receiving with four catches for 39 yards. Second quarter nine-yard TD grab knotted the score at 14-14…Tied with Colston for team receiving lead with seven catches for 63 yards in Super Bowl XLIV.

2008 – Played in all 16 games with 13 starts…Caught 32 passes for 793 yards with three touchdowns…Averaged an NFL-best and franchise-record 24.8 yards per catch…Recorded a catch in all but one game…Also had four rushes for 33 yards…Had eight grabs of 25 yards or more, including six of over 50…Hauled in a career-long 84-yard TD in opening win vs. Tampa Bay, Sept. 7…Had an 81-yard grab vs. San Francisco, Sept. 28…Notched four catches for 104 yards and a TD vs. Minnesota, Oct. 6, including a 52-yard catch…Had two catches for 68 yards vs. Oakland, Oct. 12, including 51-yard reception, and three receptions for 80 yards at Carolina, with a 54-yard grab, Oct. 19. Performance closed four-game streak with a 50+ yard catch…At Atlanta, Nov. 9, had two catches for 33 yards and a 30-yard rush on reverse…At Detroit, Dec. 21, had two receptions for 96 yards, with a 64-yard grab.

2007 – Played in all 16 games with seven starts…Finished with 20 receptions for 409 yards (20.5 avg.), with three touchdowns and added two rushes for 20 yards…Had four catches for 101 yards, including a 54-yard grab, vs. Carolina, Oct. 7…Hauled in 37-yard TD vs. Atlanta, Oct. 21, and six-yard TD grab at Houston, Nov. 18…Had 45-yard TD reception vs. Tampa Bay, Dec. 2…Caught a 53-yard pass vs. Philadelphia, Dec. 23.

2006 – Played in 13 games with seven starts, inactive for other three contests…Also played in both playoff contests with one start…Finished with 32 catches for 745 yards (23.3 avg.) and a career-high five touchdowns…Also had two carries for 14 yards, including an 11-yard scoring burst vs. Atlanta, Sept. 25…Had 14 catches of 20 yards or more during  regular season and added a 40-yard reception in NFC Championship game at Chicago and a 35-yard grab in Divisional Playoff vs. Philadelphia…Notched eight catches of 42 yards or more, and four traveled at least 50 yards…Hauled in TDs of 76, 52, 45, 42, and 26 yards, averaging 48.2 yards per score through the air…Started five of final six contests when he emerged as club's most dangerous downfield target…Recorded the first 100-yard day of his career at Tampa Bay, Nov. 5 with three catches for 111 yards and two touchdowns, from 52 and 45 yards, for first multi-TD game of career…Posted career-highs with nine catches for 169 yards vs. Cincinnati, Nov. 19, including a 44-yard grab…Followed with  second consecutive strong performance, hauling in four passes for 158 yards (39.5 avg.) and a 76-yard TD at Atlanta, Nov. 26…Had two catches for 92 yards at Dallas, Dec. 10, with a 42-yard touchdown…Added two catches for 71 yards vs. Carolina, including a 65-yard reception.

2005 – Played in 14 games with three starts…Finished with 22 receptions for 343 yards and three touchdowns…Made his season debut vs. N.Y. Giants, Sept. 19, and had three receptions for 42 yards…Caught three passes for 95 yards at Minnesota, Sept. 25…Had first career start vs. Buffalo, Oct. 2…Had four receptions for 53 yards and recorded first career TD vs. Atlanta, Oct. 16…Recorded game-winning fourth quarter 30-yard TD reception at N.Y. Jets, Nov. 27…Started at Tampa Bay, 1/1/06, and caught two passes for 30 yards, including a 24-yard TD.

2004 – Played briefly at Arizona, Oct. 3…Dressed but did not play at Atlanta, Nov. 28…Inactive for other 14 games.

Devery Henderson's Career Honors

Super Bowl champion - XLIV

BCS national champion - 2003 (LSU)