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  • Born: May 17, 1957, Baltimore, MD
  • 3rd Year w/Ravens
  • 19th Year Coaching
  • Utah State

  • Donnie Henderson  

    Donnie Henderson, a Baltimore native, joined Brian Billick�s staff in 1999 and is now in his 19th year coaching. In 2000, the World Champion Ravens� defense set 16-game NFL records including fewest points allowed (165) and fewest rushing yards allowed (970). The secondary, led by Pro Bowl S Rod Woodson, who was named to his ninth Pro Bowl, set a team mark with 23 interceptions and led the NFL with 49 takeaways. The Ravens allowed only 11 TD passes in 20 games (tops in the NFL).

    Before joining the Ravens, Donnie spent the 1998 season coaching defensive backs at the University of Houston. While at Houston, he was promoted to assistant head coach. Donnie spent six seasons (1992-97) on the Arizona State coaching staff, coaching safeties from 1992-94 and defensive backs from 1995-97.

    Henderson spent two years (1990-91) coaching linebackers at California. Prior to that, Donnie was recruiting coordinator and defensive backs� coach at Idaho in 1989.

    He started his collegiate coaching career at his alma mater, Utah State, in 1983 as a graduate assistant, then took over the Aggies� linebackers in 1986.

    Henderson played two seasons at Santa Monica Junior College before transferring to Utah State. He earned first-team all-PCAA honors as a senior cornerback. Henderson was selected by the Detroit Lions in the 1980 NFL draft. Donnie lives in Owings Mills, MD.

    Coaching Background: 1983-88 (Utah State); 1989 (Idaho); 1990-91 (University of California); 1992-1997 (Arizona State); 1998 (Houston); 1999-2001 (Baltimore Ravens).

    Last updated on 8/22/01.

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