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Former Maryland football star E.J. Henderson will join an exclusive club this December.
The linebacker will be the seventh former Maryland player to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation announced on Wednesday. Henderson joins six other former Terps -- Bob Ward (1980), Jack Scarbath (1983), Dick Modzelewski (1993), Randy White (1994), Bob Pellegrini (1996) and Stan Jones (2000).
Henderson was a two-time consensus All-American, the only Terp in history to accomplish such a feat. In 2001 and 2002, he was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year. As a senior, Henderson won the Chuck Bednarik Award, given to the best defensive player in college football, as well as the Dick Butkus Award, given to the nation's top linebacker.
The linebacker was inducted into the University of Maryland's Hall of Fame in 2016.
A Maryland great, Henderson still holds NCAA records for most solo tackles in a season (135) and career solo tackles per game (8.8). He was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the second round of the 2003 draft and enjoyed a solid nine-year NFL career, starting the majority of eight seasons and earning Pro Bowl honors in 2010.
The College Football Hall of Fame induction will take place on Dec. 8 at the 63rd NFF Annual Awards Dinner in New York. Other notable names in the 2020 class include Eric Dickerson, Steve McNair and Michael Westbrook.
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