Pitt’s Henderson Named ACC Specialist of the Week

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PITTSBURGH — College football’s most dangerous return man, Pitt sophomore Quadree Henderson, was named the ACC Specialist of the Week for the third time this season following his Nov. 5 performance at Miami.

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Henderson earned his most recent ACC honor after returning a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown against the Hurricanes. He added a 17-yard punt return and compiled a game-high 176 all-purpose yards.

Henderson leads the country with a school-record three kick return touchdowns this year. He has four over his last 10 games, including another 100-yarder against Navy in the 2015 Military Bowl. Henderson is also the national leader in kickoff return average (33.8) and ranks second in combined kick return yards (872).

A native of Wilmington, Del., and graduate of Alexis I. du Pont, Henderson also ranks among the country’s finest in all-purpose yards. He is ninth nationally and second in the ACC with an average of 165.11 all-purpose yards per game. His 1,486 total all-purpose yards are second in the ACC only to Florida State running back Dalvin Cook’s 1,522 (169.11 avg.).

Henderson was named a “Midseason All-American” as a return specialist by no fewer than six national media outlets. He received that designation from CBSSports.com, FOXSports.com, Pro Football Focus, SI.com, Sporting News and USA Today.

Henderson was previously named the ACC’s Specialist of the Week for his performances against Virginia and Penn State.

Henderson and the Panthers (5-4, 2-3 ACC) play at No. 3/2 Clemson (9-0, 6-0) this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The game will be a national ABC telecast (WTAE-TV, Channel 4, in Pittsburgh).


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