Henson Announces Intentions to Stay for Senior Season
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan junior quarterback Drew Henson (Brighton, Mich./Brighton HS) has declared his intention not to enter the 2001 National Football League Draft.


"I feel another year in college will get me closer to my degree and help further my development as a quarterback," Henson said.

The Wolverines' starting quarterback in 2000, Henson became the seventh Michigan signal-caller to throw for 2,000 yards in a season this past year despite missing the first three games due to a broken right foot. He completed 146 of 237 passing attempts for 2,146 yards and 18 touchdowns, and led the Big Ten Conference with a 159.35 pass efficiency rating. Henson, an All-Big Ten honorable mention selection, listed second in the conference in passing offense (238.4) and fourth in total offense (237.8).

Henson capped a stellar junior campaign with outstanding performances in the "Big Game" vs. Ohio State and the Florida Citrus Bowl. Henson was named the Big Ten Player of the Week after leading the Wolverines to a share of the Big Ten title in Columbus, Ohio. He completed 14 of 25 passes for 303 yards and three touchdowns against the Buckeyes, and scored the game-clinching, one-yard touchdown keeper with 1:18 remaining. Henson began the New Year by completing 15 of 20 passes for 294 yards and two touchdowns in the Florida Citrus Bowl against Auburn.

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