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Philadelphia Eagles snag Avonte Maddox in 4th round of NFL Draft

Pitt cornerback Avonte Maddox gets drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles. (TPN file photo)

By Trent Leonard | Senior Staff Writer

April 28, 2018

Just eight spots after fellow Pitt defensive back Jordan Whitehead was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Avonte Maddox joined the NFL ranks when the Philadelphia Eagles snagged him in the fourth round with the 125th overall pick. As a Panther, Maddox was a consistent presence in the defensiv...

Whitehead announces entry into NFL Draft

Jordan Whitehead dives for a touchdown during Pitt's win over Penn State in 2016. (TPN File Photo)

By Jordan Mondell | Assistant Sports Editor

December 11, 2017

Pitt football has lost yet another member of the squad to the NFL, as junior defensive back Jordan Whitehead declares for the 2018 draft. The Aliquippa native and former WPIAL player made his announcement Monday morning on Twitter. “After much thought and discussion with my family, I have decided to begin prepar...

Quadree Henderson to enter 2018 NFL Draft

Wide receiver Quadree Henderson recorded 767 kick return yards in the 2017 season. He announced Monday he will not be returning for his final football season and will instead enter the 2018 NFL Draft. (Photo by Jordan Mondell / Contributing Editor)

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Sports Editor

December 4, 2017

Pitt junior wide receiver and return specialist Quadree Henderson announced in a statement on Twitter that he will be leaving Pitt’s football team to enter the 2018 NFL Draft. “My lifelong goal has always been to play in the National Football League,” Henderson said Monday. “After speakin...

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