Autry Lamont Denson (born December 8, 1976) is a former professional American football player who played running back for four seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with the Miami Dolphins, the Indianapolis Colts, and the Chicago Bears. He is currently the running backs coach for the University of Notre Dame.
Denson attended Nova High School where he played for Willie Dodaro.
Denson is Notre Dame's all-time leading rusher with 4,448 yards and 46 touchdowns while holding many other rushing records at the University of Notre Dame.
In 1997, he ran for 1268 yards on 264 carries and scored 12 TD. In 1998, he ran for 1306 yards on 277 carries and scored 18 TD.
Denson was the MVP of the Gator Bowl in 1999 played against Georgia Tech.
Denson was selected with the 233 pick of the 1999 NFL draft by Tampa Bay Buccaneers
In 2 years (1999–2000) with Miami 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 only rushed the ball once for 4 yards while spending most the year on Special Teams Returning 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 spend the 2004 season in the CFL as a member of the Montreal Alouettes where he finished eighth in the CFL rushing with 772 yards and nine touchdowns while being given the player of the week Honors during the season.
In April 2010, after spending some years away from the game of football, Denson was named the head football coach at Pope John Paul II High School in Boca Raton, Florida.
On February 17, 2015, Denson has been rumored to accept the running backs coaching vacancy at the University of Notre Dame.
ND will be Denson's fourth job in 13 months, as his previous stops were at Bethune-Cookman and Miami-Ohio and University of South Florida where he was on the job all of 37 days.