Taurean Henderson
Taurean Henderson


Gatesville, Texas

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 210

Running Back



Communication Studies


Post-Game Notes

No. 20 Texas Tech at Kansas

One of the most versatile and prolific backs in school history ... returns for final season with a firm hold on the running back slot ... ranks second in NCAA history among running backs with 236 career receptions ... trails former Long Beach State running back Mark Templeton by 26 catches ... ranks second among the nation's returning running backs in receptions (60) last season, fifth in overall touchdowns (18) and eighth in scoring (9.0 ppg).

Records Held
Tech Junior Scoring - 108 points (2004)
Tech Sophomore Receptions - 78 (2003)
NCAA Freshman Receptions - 98 (2002)
Tech Freshman Receptions - 98 (2002)
Tech Freshman Single-Game Receptions - 13 vs. A&M (2002)
Tech Freshman Single-Season Receiving Yards - 633 (2002)
Tech Freshman Single-Season All-Purpose Yards - 1,453 (2002)

In the Charts - Is in second place on the Tech career receptions list with 236 and trails all-time leader Wes Welker by 23 ... is second on the career touchdowns list at Tech with 47 and is in third place at Tech with 33 career rushing scores ... also second with 282 career points and trails all-time leader James Gray (1986-89) by 30 points ... 78 receptions in 2003 ranks fifth on the Tech single-season list.

2005 - All-Big 12 First Team selection ... leads the nation with 50-consecutive games with a reception ... with his next reception, will break the NCAA record of 50 set by Michael Larkin of Miami (Ohio) from 2001-04 ... became the third player in NCAA history with 3,000 rushing and 2,000 receiving yards when he eclipsed the receiving yardage mark against Oklahoma State ... is tied in third place on the NCAA career scoring list with 414 points ... eight points short of Texas Tech single-season scoring record (134, Byron Morris, 1993) ... 22 touchdowns this season ties Byron Morris's record set in 1993 ... has scored a touchdown in 16 of last 18 games ... fifth player in school history to record over 5,000 all-purpose yards in a career ... set the NCAA receptions record for a running back with his first catch against Kansas State ... has 298 in his career ... also tied the school record with five touchdowns against Kansas State ... set the school career receptions record against Nebraska, breaking Wes Welker's previous record of 259 ... leads the Big 12 in scoring with 12.0 points per game and is the nation's active leader in career touchdowns (69) ... scored the game-winning touchdown against Oklahoma as time expired on a two-yard run ... had a 109 rushing yards against the Sooners ... limited to 17 all-purpose yards at Oklahoma State ... held to negative yards rushing for the first time in his career ... four rushing touchdowns in win over A&M are the most in a game for a Tech back since Ricky Williams' did it against Baylor in 2001 ... turned in a 178 all-purpose yards against the Aggies, including 109 on the ground ... also carried a career-high 20 times ... first back-to-back 100-yard rushing games in his career ... best rushing performance of the season at Baylor ... rushed for 136 yards on 18 carries and scored two touchdowns ... also caught three passes ... scored both touchdowns in the fourth quarter ... set up first score with 60-yard run ... solid outing at Texas with 145 all-purpose yards and a touchdown ... carried 17 times for 86 yards and caught eight passes for 59 yards and a touchdown ... rushed for three touchdowns on 15 carries against Kansas State ... also caught 10 passes for 118 yards and two more scores ... finished NU game with 11 carries for 50 yards and six receptions for 51 yards ... scored the first touchdown of the game on a 23-yard pass from Hodges ... rushed for 63 yards on 11 carries against Kansas ... also caught nine passes for 43 yards ... set school scoring record with first touchdown against Indiana State ... has 55 career scores, including 40 rushing ... also holds school mark with 330 points ... scored three rushing touchdowns against the Sycamores in second-straight game ... set another record with 14.1 yard average on 10 rushes ... also caught four passes for 18 yards ... rushed for three touchdowns against Sam Houston State in the first half ... TD total was most on the ground for Tech since Henderson did it against Texas in 2003 ... finished the game with 10 carries for 56 yards ... also caught four passes for 30 yards ... scored two touchdowns against Florida International, on the ground and in the air ... averaged 8.4 yards per rush on eight carries ... first score was a 20-yard scamper in the first quarter ... grabbed second touchdown on a 38-yard strike from Cody Hodges in the third quarter ... caught three passes for 62 yards.

2004 - All-Big 12 Conference selection ... one of the most versatile players in school history ... has been one of the team's top rushers and receivers each of the last three seasons ... is the only player in the history of any Big 12 school to rush for 2,000 yards (2,369) and gather 1,500 receiving yards (1,530) in a career ... among the nation's top 10 in rushing touchdowns ... most rushing touchdowns in a season at Tech since Byron Morris's 22 in 1993 ... logged sixth multiple-rushing TD game of the season with two rushing scores against fourth-ranked Cal ... rushed 10 times for 35 yards and scored on runs of one and two yards ... also caught four passes for 25 yards ... rushed a career-high 18 times for 85 yards and a score in the win over Oklahoma State ... also caught a team-leading eight passes for 45 yards ... tacked on an insurance touchdown with 2:52 to play in the fourth quarter ... scored twice in the loss to the Aggies ... turned in fourth 17-rush game of the season ... had 80 yards on the ground and a score and caught seven passes for 51 yards and a touchdown ... finished the game with 131 all-purpose yards ... rushed for 111 yards on 16 carries and a touchdown against Baylor ... also caught six passes ... rushed for 93 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries at Kansas State ... also caught three passes for 21 yards ... ran for 43-yard score following Duckett interception ... rushed for one score at Texas ... caught a pass and had six rushes ... dominant performance with three touchdowns in the game against Nebraska ... scored twice on the ground and once on a reception ... rushed for 38 yards on seven carries and caught seven passes ... rushed for 65 yards on career-high tying 17 carries at Oklahoma ... also caught four passes ... scored game-winning touchdown at Kansas with a minute remaining in the game on a 70-yard run ... run is longest of career ... finished the game with a career-high tying 17 carries on a career-high 169 yards ... averaged 9.9 yards per carry ... scored twice on the ground ... caught four passes ... earned SBC/Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honors ... tied a career high with three rushing scores against the Horned Frogs ... finished the game with 68 yards on career-high 17 carries and three receptions for 15 yards ... had 12 rushes for 37 yards and seven receptions for 28 yards at New Mexico ... also rushed for a three-yard score to put Tech ahead 14-7 ... rushed 11 times for 54 yards ... also caught six passes for 28 yards in the opener at SMU.

2003 - Big 12 Coaches Honorable Mention Team ... averaged 5.9 yards per rush ... led the team with 10 rushing touchdowns, the most in one season by a Tech running back since Ricky Williams' 14 in 2001 ... led a Tech running game that scored 20 rushing touchdowns this season, the most since the 1996 season (Byron Hanspard's last season) ... Navy - caught nine passes for 83 yards ... also rushed for 43 yards and a touchdown ... Oklahoma - carried the ball 12 times for 54 yards and a touchdown and caught four passes ... Texas - scored a career-best three rushing touchdowns against the Longhorns ... also rushed for 94 yards on 16 carries and caught three passes for 23 yards ... Baylor - caught six passes for 49 yards and two touchdowns ... also rushed 12 times for 62 yards ... Colorado - finished with 49 yards rushing on nine carries and a score on the ground against Colorado ... also caught six passes for 63 yards ... Missouri - rushed for 51 yards and caught nine passes for 46 yards ... Oklahoma State - turned in second-straight 100-yard rushing game at Oklahoma State ... first player since Ricky Williams in the last two games of the 1998 season to rush for a 100 yards in back-to-back games ... ran for 123 yards and a touchdown against the Cowboys ... also caught seven passes for 60 yards ... Iowa State -166 all-purpose yards against Iowa State ... logged second 100-yard rushing game of career with 113 yards on 13 carries (averaged 8.7 yards per carry) ... also scored once on the ground ... Texas A&M - 69 yards and a touchdown on a team-leading seven receptions against A&M ... also rushed nine times for 46 yards ... Mississippi - caught nine passes for 94 yards and two touchdowns in win over Mississippi ... two scores through the air marks the first multi-receiving TD game in his career ... N.C. State - had 19 yards on four carries and two receptions for 10 yards against N.C. State ... New Mexico - carried six times for 25 yards against New Mexico ... also caught five passes for 18 yards ... SMU - averaged 8.0 yards per carry on six carries against SMU ... scored twice on the ground and once through the air in the win ... caught three passes for 44 yards.

2002 - All-Big 12 Coaches third team ... The Sporting News All-Big 12 Freshman Team ... led the team in rushing (56.6) and receptions (98) ... receptions total is an NCAA freshman record ... set the Texas Tech freshman all-purpose yardage record with 1,453 ... broke Wes Welker's record from 2000 ... Clemson - solid performance in bowl game with 60 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries ... also caught eight passes for 56 yards and another score ... Oklahoma - 17 rushing yards and 36 receiving yards at Oklahoma ... Texas - picked up 56 rushing yards and 52 receiving yards along with the game-winning touchdown against the third-ranked Longhorns ... Oklahoma State - registered 152 all-purpose yards ... had seven receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown ... Baylor - logged 150 all-purpose yards against Baylor on 93 yards rushing and 57 receiving yards ... led the team with 10 receptions ... also scored a rushing and receiving touchdown ... Colorado - caught 11 passes for 41 yards at Colorado ... averaged 5.2 yards per carry on 16 rushes and finished with 83 yards and a touchdown ... Missouri - rushed for 31 yards and had 74 receiving yards in the win ... also rushed for two touchdowns in the game with the Tigers ... Iowa State - had 129 all-purpose yards against Iowa State ... rushed 12 times for 83 yards and 6.9 yards per carry ... Texas A&M - logged 61 yards and a touchdown through the air and had 46 yards on the ground against A&M ... New Mexico - rushed for 40 yards on 12 carries at New Mexico, and caught five passes for 24 yards ... N.C. State - showed shades of running backs past at Texas Tech with a career day against N.C. State ... rushed for 141 yards on 21 carries against the Wolfpack and also scored two rushing touchdowns ... the 141 yards was the most for a Tech freshman back since Shaud Williams' 230 yards against Colorado in 1999 ... also caught four passes for 27 yards ... Mississippi - ran for 13 yards on eight carries against Mississippi ... also caught four passes for 24 yards ... SMU - 50 yards on 13 carries, four receptions for 30 yards and a touchdown at SMU ... Ohio State - opened the season with 31 yards on three carries, including a long rush of 29 yards.

2001 - Redshirt season.

High School - Gatesville High School in Gatesville, Texas ... Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Top 100 list ... rushed for 2,953 yards and 32 touchdowns on 386 carries in 2000 ... helped lead GHS to Class 3A State Championship ... rushed for 6,337 yards and 76 touchdowns during career ... Fort Worth Star-Telegram First-Team All-State ... 17-3A District MVP ... Super Centex Player of the Year ... Killeen Supreme Team Offensive Player of the Year ... Associated Press First-Team All-State ... Texas Sportswriters Association Offensive Player of the Year ... wants to study sports medicine ... recruited by Baylor, TCU and Kansas ... High School Coach: Kiff Hardin.

Personal - Taurean Henderson ... born January 20, 1983, in Gatesville, Texas ... son of KeSandra Henderson and Archie Ward ... has two younger sisters ... majoring in communication studies.


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