Penn State Nittany Lions: Carter Henderson

Here's a compilation of Twitter reaction from current players, former players and recruits regarding Bill O'Brien's decision to coach the Houston Texans:


What kind of player is Penn State getting in run-on linebacker Carter Henderson? And what can fans expect from the player who turned down an FCS offer?

NittanyNation turned to one of the people who knows most what Henderson is capable of on the field -- Greg Botta, his high school coach at Murrysville (Pa.) Franklin Regional -- and asked what separates him as a player, how he first noticed Henderson's ability and when he especially showcased his potential.

LB Carter Henderson, Murrysville (Pa.) Franklin Regional
Every weekday, as part of an ongoing series, NittanyNation will take a closer look at a Penn State walk-on.

Vitals: Linebacker Carter Henderson, Murrysville (Pa.) Franklin Regional, 6-foot, 212 pounds.


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Q&A with run-on LB Carter Henderson 

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Linebacker Carter Henderson (Murrysville, Pa./Franklin Regional) received several FCS scholarship offers, but he instead decided to accept Penn State's walk-on invitation.

He recently spoke with NittanyNation at length about his commitment, how he set a school record with 145 tackles and what his expectations are for playing time.


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Run-ons overview: Defense/special teams 

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Bill O'BrienRich Barnes-USA TODAY SportsBill O'Brien is building a base for the future with PSU's run-on program.

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bill O'Brien has constantly emphasized the importance of his run-on program, and his hope is this will allow him to add needed depth during a time of sanctions and scholarship reductions.

Penn State's head coach said last week he was hoping to add about 20 walk-ons, and the count currently stands at 21. NittanyNation is aware of a handful of recruits that PSU is either still considering or who are just awaiting acceptance into the school.

But most of this run-on class is already in the books. Here's a list -- complete with film and notes -- of the players on defense and special teams who have committed as run-ons.


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