NFL DRAFT: Broncos take Summerville's De'Angelo 'Hop' Henderson with 6th pick

DeAngelo Henderson (File)

A childhood dream came true Saturday as Summerville native De'Angelo 'Hop' Henderson. The former Green Wave and Coastal Carolina star was picked in the 6th round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos.

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Most draft projects had Henderson firm as a late round selection on day two of the draft (Saturday). After being drafted, he said he was thankful and a little overwhelmed. VIEW VIDEO

"John Elway called me and asked if I wanted to be a Bronco, and I was like, 'Yeah,'" Henderson said.

Henderson holds an NCAA record of 35 straight games with a score. He was also a finalist for the 2016 Walter Payton Offensive Player of the Year award.

The newest member of the Bronco's backfield was Coastal's all-time rushing leader with a total of 4,635 yards on 721 attempts. He averaged 6.43 yards per carry.

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