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Pitt loses wide receiver to NFL, running back to dismissal

A little over a week after its bowl-less 2017 season came to an end, Pitt has seen its 2018 offensive playmaking depth depleted.

On his personal Twitter account Monday, Quadree Henderson announced that he has “reached the decision to forego my final year at the University of Pittsburgh to pursue my dream and enter the 2018 NFL draft.” The wide receiver and return specialist made the decision after consulting with his parents.

This season, Henderson caught 17 passes for 186 yards and ran for another 251, not scoring a touchdown in either phase of the game that way. In 2016, he accounted for 917 yards from scrimmage (631 receiving, 286 rushing). He also had five rushing touchdowns and one receiving last season.

With another two punt returns for touchdowns this season, Henderson finished with seven such scores in his career. That’s two off the FBS all-time record of nine set by Washington’s Dante Pettis earlier this year.

In addition to Pettis, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette also reported that running back Chawntez Moss has been dismissed from the football program. In early October, Moss was suspended for and didn’t travel to the Syracuse game.

One year after rushing for 227 yards, Moss ran for 116 in 2017.