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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Carter Henderson, LB, Duquesne University

What is your name? 

Carter Henderson

What is your Height/Weight? 

5’11 223

What is your position? 


Where do you play college football? 

Duquesne University 

Where are you from? 

Murrysville, Pennsylvania

Who is your role model, and why? 

My two uncles are my role models. They supported me along my football career since the beginning and stepped up as Father figures when my dad passed away 

Who was your favorite teacher?

Bill Lyons, my MBA accounting professor

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Basketball, Baseball and Wrestling

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Cole Chiapialle when I was at Penn State

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Brett Zanotto, Matt Fitzpatrick

What is the one song that would fire you up before the biggest game of your life? 

Good Feeling by Flo Rida

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why? 

Luke Kuechly because of his pre-snap play recognition and instincts to be in the right place

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it? 

My father passed away when I was really young. He loved watching my brothers and I play and I’ve always wanted to make him proud in that sense.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

I always wear white long sleeves

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

My first interception in Duquesne’s first playoff game vs William and Mary

What is the coolest thing you ever did off the field for someone else?

Duquesne wore stickers on their helmets for the late Dan Rooney and I got to present a helmet to Art Rooney II and the Steelers organization 

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up? 

Pittsburgh Steelers

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose? 

Warren Buffett, Ray Dalio, Abe Lincoln 

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