Those were among 12 entries in the century-old NSU football records made by the 2011 Demons. Henderson completed 61.6 percent of his 289 pass attempts, becoming the most accurate single-season passer in Demon history, edging the 61 percent aim in 1966 by Donald Guidry and in 1995 by Brad Laird.
Henderson started with another record performance, completing his first 13 passes as a Demon against Delta State to break the mark for consecutive pass completions. His season total of 178 completions broke a record of 166 set in 2001 by future NFL quarterback Craig Nall.
The 289 attempts by Henderson are second to Nall’s 296 in 2001. Henderson threw for 1,853 yards, the fifth-best single-season total at Northwestern. His 2,057 yards of total offense (rushing and passing) ranks sixth all-time.
Shaughnessy nailed his final dozen field goals and finished the season 14 of 16. His string of makes surpassed the old mark of 10 by Robert Weeks in 2007-08.
Senior tight end Justin Aldredge became the first player at his position to crack the Demons’ single-season top 10 for receptions. His 39 catches ranks eighth all-time in a season, and raised his career total to 86 receptions, 11th all-time and best by any NSU tight end.
As a team, the Demons set a single-season mark by completing 60.3 percent of their passes, topping the old standard of 59.4 percent by the unbeaten 1966 Demons quarterbacked by Guidry and Malcolm Lewis.
NSU’s 11 punts in the season-ending loss to Stephen F. Austin equaled a single-game high reached