Several Pitt players have been named to preseason college football award watch lists and one of those was Quadree Henderson. Henderson burst onto the scene last year with a big season primarily as a return man, gaining All-American status. After that year, he's on the radar of award voters for this season and he was one of 85 players named to the watch list for one of the bigger awards in the Maxwell, given to the top overall player in college football.
Henderson is one of the better all purpose players in college football. On top of his four touchdowns as a return specialist, he also had 631 rushing yards to go along with 26 catches for 286 yards and a total of six rushing and receiving touchdowns.
Despite the fact that Henderson is poised for a big season in 2017, there's no doubt that his chances of seriously competing for this award are slim. Still, it's great to see him recognized as one of the top players in college football.