If the Pitt Spring Game showed anything it’s that Quadree Henderson will be just as electric this season as he was last year. Henderson finished with 189 all-purpose yards (84 rushing, 53 receiving, 52 kick return) and a 30-yard touchdown run. He led the Gold Team in rushing and receiving yards. His most impressive play came on a 54-yard run where he zig-zagged across the field, making defenders miss. “He was apologizing, probably jokingly, to me in the locker room about all the big plays he made,” said quarterback Max Browne, who played for the Blue Team. Running back Chawntez Moss chuckled when asked what it was like to watch Henderson, “That reverse is nasty,” he said. “That reverse, man. He’s a squirrel, little squirrel out there. It’s hard to touch him. Being on the opposite side of him today just made me realize I’m glad he’s on my team.”
Henderson, who was an All-American last season, has even bigger goals for his junior season. The biggest? He wants to win the Heisman. “I definitely want to be an All-American again," he said. "I want to win the Heisman. It’s all up to me to put in the work.” Running backs and special teams coach Andre Powell, who also led the Gold Team, said the biggest thing for Henderson this season will be becoming more of a threat as a pass catcher. “Any time he’s got the ball, he can make a play,” Powell said.