Jan. 2, 2018
ADDISON, Texas - Duquesne linebacker Carter Henderson (Murrysville, Pa./Franklin Regional/Penn State) and defensive end Andy Struttmann (Westerville, Ohio/Westerville North) have been selected to participate in the fourth annual College Gridiron Showcase & Symposium in the Dallas-Forth Worth-area from January 6-10 in Addison, Texas.
The College Gridiron Showcase is a college post-season showcase for NFL Draft-eligible players across all college football divisions. The CGS selects players via a panel of football experts. At the showcase, players are evaluated by professional football league scouts, receiving professional coaching, mentoring, life coaching and seminars that will benefit them as they move forward in their professional lives in or out of football.
Since 2015, 273 CGS participants have had an opportunity to extend their careers through the NFL draft, free agency, rookies camp invitations and tryouts (including 105 from the 2017 CGS), with several others being drafted or signed to play in the CFL. Over 110 NFL scouts and executives representing 30 teams attended the 2017 event in Bedford, Texas. Over 40 CGS players are currently on NFL rosters.
Henderson was a First Team All-NEC selection after pacing the Dukes in tackling for the second consecutive season. He tallied 84 tackles including 52 solo stops, 8.0 tackles for loss and a pair of sacks. The Penn State transfer added a 21-yard interception return for a touchdown at Bryant, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a blocked kick.
Henderson finished with three career defensive touchdowns, including a 23-yard interception return vs. Dayton and a 16-yard fumble return vs. Kennesaw State as a junior in 2016.
Struttmann, a two-time All-NEC pick, was a First Team selection as a senior in 2017. He sat fourth on the team with 6.5 tackles for loss to go with 23 total tackles with 14 solo stops, a pair of forced fumbles, 2.5 sacks and a blocked kick for the Dukes.
Struttmann had a pair of forced fumbles vs. Central Connecticut State, including one which set up a 45-yard touchdown run for Duquesne two plays later. He caps his career with 113 tackles with 24 tackles for loss and nine sacks.
For more information about the College Gridiron Showcase, please visit cgsallstar.com.