Pitt’s Henderson Named to AP All-American Team

PITTSBURGH — University of Pittsburgh junior wide receiver and return man Quadree Henderson has been named an Associated Press preseason first team All-America all-purpose player, it was announced on Tuesday afternoon.

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A returning consensus All-American as a returner, Henderson enters the 2017 season with the Panthers after making a massive impact on special teams and offense for Pitt in 2016.

Last fall, Henderson became the first Pitt player since Tony Dorsett in his Heisman Trophy-winning 1976 season to top 2,000 all-purpose yards. The speedster from Wilmington, Del., finished with a total of 2,083 all-purpose yards via a Pitt-record 914 kickoff return yards, 631 rushing yards, 286 receiving yards and 252 punt return yards.

Henderson also scored 10 total touchdowns last season, entering the end zone four different ways: by rush (5), kickoff return (3), reception (1) and punt return (1).

With the help of Henderson, the ACC led all conferences with seven AP preseason All-America honorees.

Pitt opens the 2017 season next Saturday at Heinz Field when the Panthers play the Youngstown State Penguins at 1 p.m.

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