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Autry Lamont Denson (born December 8, 1976) is an American gridiron football coach and former player. He is currently the head football coach at Charleston Southern University, a position he has held since 2019. Denson played college football as running back at the University of Notre Dame. He played professionally for four seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with the Miami Dolphins, the Indianapolis Colts, and the Chicago Bears and one season in the Canadian Football League (CFL) with the Montreal Alouettes.
|Charleston Southern Buccaneers|
|Born:||December 8, 1976|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||203 lb (92 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||1999 / Round: 7 / Pick: 233|
|Career NFL statistics|
Denson attended Nova High School where he played for Willie Dodaro.
Denson is Notre Dame's all-time leading rusher with 4,318 yards and 43 touchdowns while holding many other rushing records at the University of Notre Dame.
In 1997, he ran for 1,268 yards on 264 carries and scored 12 TDs. In 1998, he ran for 1,306 yards on 277 carries and scored 18 TDs.
In two years (1999–2000) with Miami Dolphins, 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 had only one carry for 4 yards while spending most of the year on special teams. While on special teams he returned 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 spent the 2004 season in the Canadian Football League (CL) as a member of the Montreal Alouettes. He finished eighth in rushing with 772 yards and nine touchdowns while being given the player of the week Honors during the season.
In 2015, Denson was hired to fill the running backs coaching vacancy at the University of Notre Dame, his alma mater.  Previously, he served as running backs coach at Bethune–Cookman University, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and the University of South Florida.