Pitt football will have two of the most versatile players in the nation on its roster this season. At least, that’s what the watch list for the Paul Hornung award suggests.
The Hornung Award, given annually to the nation’s most versatile player, came out Monday and Pitt’s Quadree Henderson and Jordan Whitehead both were on it.
Henderson caught 60 passes for 631 yards and five touchdowns last season, adding six rushing touchdowns and 917 yards on 86 attempts. A two-way standout, Whitehead recorded 65 tackles in only nine games. He rushed nine times for 98 yards on offense.
The ACC leads the conferences with 10 players, followed by the SEC with eight players, and the Big Ten with five players.
The rest of the ACC players on the list are as follows: Louisville’s Jaire Alexander, Miami’s Braxton Berrios, Florida State’s Derwin James, NC State’s Jaylen Samuels, Boston College’s Jeff Smith, Virginia Tech’s Greg Stroman, Clemson’s Christian Wilkins and Duke’s Shaun Wilson.