Brittany Henderson was named the Presidential Student-Athlete of the Year.
Marcus Whitener headlines the list, graduating cum laude
Chanticleers travel to Old Dominion next Saturday
Coastal will find out NCAA Championship opponent Sunday at 1:30 (ET) on ESPNU
Kickoff vs Charleston Southern is set for 3:30 at Brooks Stadium
Coastal Carolina University vs. Charleston Southern University 11/17/2012
Football vs. North Carolina A&T
Football vs. Charleston Southern -11-12-11
Coastal at Western
Presbyterian - 11/5/11
2011 (Jr.): Named to the 2011-12 Big South Presidential Honor Roll for posting a 3.0 GPA for the academic year ... Played in 10 games, starting a team-best six games at running back ... Had 60 carries for 318 yards, ranking second on the team ... Led the team with an impressive average of 5.3 yards per carry ... Also caught six passes for 46 yards and a touchdown ... Had 11 carries for 44 yards and caught two passes for 21 yards, including a 10-yard score, at Gardner-Webb ... Carried the ball seven times for 31 yards versus Furman and seven times for 28 yards versus VMI ... Had a career game in the Charleston Southern win, rushing 13 times for 106 yards ... Averaged 8.2 yards per carry, thanks to a 26 yarder ... Closed the season rushing nine times for 65 yards, tying his career high with a long of 27.
2010 (So.): Gave Eric O'Neal a tough battle for the starting spot at tailback during preseason camp, earning the role at one point ... Played in 10 games, starting at Richmond and missing the final two games due to injury ... Gained 112 yards on 35 carries with a touchdown ... Also caught nine passes for 54 yards ... Carried the ball a season-high eight times for 19 yards at West Virginia, catching two passes for six yards ... Had four carries for 40 yards, including a 27-yard TD to provide the final 35-7 score ... Gained 12 yards on six carries versus Stony Brook, adding 18 yards on three receptions ... Caught a 14-yard pass to get Coastal to the Liberty 11 and set up a score to put the Chants up 38-17 ... Named to the 2010-11 Big South Presidential Honor Roll for posting a 3.0 GPA for the academic year.
2009 (RFr.): Played in eight games ... Averaged 4.3 yards per carry (22 attempts for 95 yards) ... Also caught four passes for 71 yards with one touchdown, all coming versus Gardner-Webb ... Also rushed six times for 19 yards versus the Runnin' Bulldogs ... The 39-yard TD versus GWU cut Coastal's deficit to three (17-14) in the third quarter and started a run of 16 unanswered points en route to the win ... Named to the 2009-10 Big South Presidential Honor Roll for posting a 3.0 GPA for the academic year.
2008 (Fr.): Redshirted his freshman year to retain the year of eligibility ... Named to the 2008-09 Big South Presidential Honor Roll for posting a 3.0 GPA for the academic year.
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Gained 2,000 yards rushing and 17 touchdowns his senior year ... Named the Spartanburg Herald-Journal Offensive Player of the Year ... Rushed for 1,400 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior ... Was named to the All-Region team his freshman through his senior seasons ... Also name to the All-Academic team by the Spartanburg Herald-Journal all four years.
Personal: Son of Leon Whitener and Angela Littlejohn.