Autry Denson

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Autry Denson
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Position: Running backs Coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1976-12-08) December 8, 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth: Lauderhill, Florida
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 203 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school: Davie (FL) Nova
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1999 / Round: 7 / Pick: 233
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards: 212
Rushing average: 3.4
Rushing TDs: 0
Receiving yards: 133
Receiving average: 7.4
Receiving TDs: 0
Player stats at

Autry Lamont Denson (born December 8, 1976) is a former professional American football player who played running back for four seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with the Miami Dolphins, the Indianapolis Colts, and the Chicago Bears. He is currently the running backs coach for the University of Notre Dame.

Playing career[edit]

High school[edit]

Denson attended Nova High School where he played for Willie Dodaro.


Denson is Notre Dame's all-time leading rusher with 4,448 yards and 46 touchdowns while holding many other rushing records at the University of Notre Dame.[citation needed]

In 1997, he ran for 1268 yards on 264 carries and scored 12 TD. In 1998, he ran for 1306 yards on 277 carries and scored 18 TD.

Denson was the MVP of the Gator Bowl in 1999 played against Georgia Tech.


Denson was selected with the 233 pick of the 1999 NFL draft by Tampa Bay Buccaneers

In 2 years (1999–2000) with Miami he ran for 206 yards on 59 carries while also catching 18 passes for 133 yards. In 2000 he returned 20 kicks for 495 yards

Denson spent the 2001 season with the Chicago Bears he only rushed the ball once for 4 yards while spending most the year on Special Teams Returning 23 kicks for 534 yards as well as 1 punt return for 5 yards

During the 2002 with the Indianapolis Colts Denson rushed for 2 yards on 2 carries with 2 kick returns for 38 yards

Denson spend the 2004 season in the CFL as a member of the Montreal Alouettes where he finished eighth in the CFL rushing with 772 yards and nine touchdowns while being given the player of the week Honors during the season.

Coaching career[edit]

In April 2010, after spending some years away from the game of football, Denson was named the head football coach at Pope John Paul II High School in Boca Raton, Florida.[1]

On February 17, 2015, Denson has been rumored to accept the running backs coaching vacancy at the University of Notre Dame. [2]

ND will be Denson's fourth job in 13 months, as his previous stops were at Bethune-Cookman and Miami-Ohio and University of South Florida where he was on the job all of 37 days.


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