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Panthers put on show for pro scouts

The Pitt football team casually stands around and spectates teammates undergoing various tests in the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex. (Photo by Mackenzie Rodrigues | Contributing Editor)

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Contributing Editor

March 22, 2018

The newest Panther football players are just getting used to life in Oakland at spring practices. The draft-eligible former players, however, had a chance Wednesday morning to impress NFL scouts and potentially find their new homes. Representatives for all 32 NFL teams gathered in the UPMC Rooney...

Seven Panthers invited to NFL combine

Senior wide receiver Jester Weah (85) is one of 7 Pitt football players invited to the NFL Combine. (Photo by Thomas J. Yang | Visual Editor)

By Grant Burgman | Sports Editor

February 6, 2018

There will be seven Pitt Panthers potentially heading to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine this March. Among the Panthers going to Indianapolis are wide receiver Quadree Henderson, safety Jordan Whitehead and offensive lineman Brian O’Neill, who each announced that they we...

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...

Pat Narduzzi’s football radio show review

Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi cohosts his radio show Thursdays at 6 p.m. with Bill Hillgrove. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Grant Burgman | Staff Writer

September 28, 2017

It’s easy to wonder if Pitt’s administration has to ask Bill Hillgrove his opinion before they hire a coach, because more times than not they’re also hiring his cohost. Hillgrove, the play-by-play man for the Pitt men’s basketball and football teams, has hosted radio programs with former P...

Henderson named ACC Specialist sixth time

Wide receiver Quadree Henderson runs onto Heinz Field during the team's first home game of the season. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Sports Editor

September 26, 2017

Quadree Henderson was named the ACC Specialist of the Week following his standout performance against Georgia Tech — his sixth time receiving the honor in his Pitt career. This is the first time this season the junior wide receiver received the weekly specialist honor. His standout performance i...

Prediction: Georgia Tech, offensive threat

Qadree Ollison rushed 20 yards and made a touchdown in the game against Georgia Tech last season. (TPN file photo)

By Abbot Zuk | For The Pitt News

September 22, 2017

The last time the Pitt Panthers and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets squared off, it took two exemplary scoring plays by Pitt — with less than five minutes of play remaining — to seal a victory. Quarterback Nathan Peterman connected with tight end Scott Orndoff, who bolted down the field for a 74-yard ...

Rotstein: Despite losses, football will improve

Head Coach Pat Narduzzi enters his third season hoping to take the next step and reach the ACC Championship Game. Jordan Mondell | Contributing Editor

By Steve Rotstein | Senior Staff Writer

May 29, 2017

As the Pitt men’s basketball team tries to recover from a mass exodus of graduating players, transfers and dismissals, the Pitt football team will be dealing with its own loss of talent next season. Just don’t confuse the two. While the Panthers’ hoops roster for next season looks like a barren...

Henderson shines as Gold team defeats Blue at Pitt’s Spring Game, 23-14

Senior cornerback Avonte Maddox (14) breaks up a deep pass by quarterback Max Browne on the first play of the game. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

April 15, 2017

The Pitt football team will enter the 2017 season without either star running back James Conner or quarterback Nathan Peterman, who both left the Panthers for the NFL Draft. But junior wide receiver Quadree Henderson showed why Pitt will still be an explosive offense by dazzling during Saturday’s...

Henderson, Johnson and Price receive All-America honors

Senior offensive guard Dorian Johnson (53) is one of three Panthers to achieve All-American status in 2016. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

December 8, 2016

Sporting News and USA Today each named a pair of Panthers to their 2016 college football All-America teams Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon. Both publications named sophomore Quadree Henderson a first-team All-American as a return specialist, the first kick returner in Panthers history to receive the honor. Sporting News also selected senior offensive guard Dorian Johnson as a first-team All-American, while senior defensive end Ejuan Price ma...

Nine Panthers named to ACSMA All-ACC football teams

Quadree Henderson (10) earned first-team All-ACC honors as a kick returner and honorable mention as a wide receiver for the 2016-17 season. John Hamilton | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

November 29, 2016

Nine players on the Pitt football team received All-ACC recognition Monday from the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. Four Panthers earned first-team All-ACC honors: redshirt junior running back James Conner, senior offensive guard Dorian Johnson, sixth-year senior defensive end Ejuan Price and ...

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