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Nolan Henderson
Player Profile:
Nolan Henderson 3029349
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 170
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Smyrna, Del.
High School: Smyrna
Major: Undeclared
Experience: High School

Homegrown talent who looks to make a big impact during his career with the Blue Hens • redshirt freshman who will add solid depth at the quarterback position • athlete with great presence, a quick release, and is a good decision-maker • good arm strength, can extend plays, and has the intangibles to lead • one of 23 team members from state of Delaware.

Did not see game action in first season and retained freshman eligibility. 

Enjoyed one of the top careers ever by a quarterback in Delaware high school football history • first in-state quarterback in UD recruiting class since Newark's Eric Spiese in 2002 • three-year starter at Smyrna for head coach Mike Judy • two-time team captain • led team to three-year record of 29-6, two Henlopen Conference titles, and two state titles • team went 12-1 in 2015 and won the school's first state title and followed with undefeated 12-0 state championship in 2016 • two-time first team All-State selection and 2016 Gatorade State Player of the Year • earned 2016 Maxwell Jim Henry Award as the state Player of the Year and was named DIFCA Offensive Player of the Year • set state records with 3,380 yards passing and 36 touchdowns as a junior in 2015 and threw for 1,941 yards and 33 touchdowns as a senior • set state record with 104 passing touchdowns • named game Most Valuable Player in leading Gold team to a 44-0 victory over Blue during the 67th annual Delaware DFRC Blue-Gold High School All-Star Game June 17 at Delaware Stadium • competed 22 of 33 passes for a record 260 yards and three touchdowns - almost all coming in the first half  • also a four-year starting outfielder in baseball playing for his father • two-year team captain • All-State selection in 2016 and 2017 and a four time all-conference selection • honor roll student who earned Academic Excellence Award • volunteer with Special Olympics and was a reader at local elementary school.

Nolan Michael Henderson • born June 16, 1998 • son of Mike Henderson and Lisa Mullaney • father is a New Castle County police officer • mother is a veterinarian • has a younger sister • grew up as a Delaware football fan and always dreamed of playing for the Blue Hens • family held season tickets for several years.


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