Was one of the pleasant developments of spring practice ... Made multiple sacks and tackles for loss during the spring scrimmages ... Turned in a terrific performance in the Blue/White Spring Game with seven tackles, featuring two quarterback sacks and an additional tackle for loss ... Can play defensive end or the new hybrid end/linebacker position ... Graduated from high school in December, 2009, and enrolled at Kentucky in January, 2010 ... Has a good-sized frame that can handle extra weight and strength.
2010 (Freshman): Redshirted.
High School: First-team all-state as a senior by the High School Sports Report ... Four-year starter at tight end for Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School ... On defense he started at outside linebacker as a sophomore, then moved to defensive end in his final two campaigns ... Made 84 tackles as a senior, including seven quarterback sacks and 18 additional tackles for loss ... Notched 67 tackles, featuring 10 sacks and 12 additional TFL his junior year ... At tight end, he totaled 27 catches for 424 yards and three touchdowns over his final two seasons ... Chosen for the all-area and all-region teams as a junior ... BEHS went to the state playoffs each season, reaching the third round his sophomore and junior years ... Head coach was Kevin Crosby ... "Justin is a hard-working kid whose motor is non-stop," said assistant coach Corey Crosby. "He's a strong kid who won an area weightlifting championship." ... Played in the prestigious North Carolina-South Carolina All-Star Shrine Game following his senior season ... One of the nation's top- 100 defensive ends by Scout.com and the No. 45 weakside end as tabbed by Rivals.com ... Also participated in wrestling, baseball and track in high school ... Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Personal: Born in Orangeburg, S.C. ... Son of Shirley Henderson and Allen Henderson ... Allen played college football at Wofford ... Political science major.