We're fully into college football award season and plenty of Panthers have been named to All-American teams, which is a pretty big honor.
First, guard Dorian Johnson and specialist/return man Quadree Henderson were named to the Sporting News' All-American First Team. Next, both also got Walter Camp All-American Team honors as well - Henderson made the first team while Johnson landed on the second. Johnson was joined on the second team by defensive end Ejuan Price.
And on a network level, here at SB Nation, Henderson and offensive tackle Brian O'Neill made the first team.
All of those players are deserving, obviously. O'Neill and Johnson helped pave the way for Pitt running back James Conner and his big season. Price was a defensive terror and one of the best pass rushers in the nation. And on special teams, Henderson should be a lock for a consensus All-American. It's hard to imagine anyone in the nation being better than him as a return man.
EDIT: Since writing this, Sports Illustrated and USA Today have released their All-American teams as well. Henderson was named First Team to both of those, Johnson made Sports Illustrated's First Team, and Price was on USA Today's Second Team.