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MM 3.12: E.J Henderson selected as member of 2020 College Football Hall of Fame class

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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Former Terp E.J Henderson was selected as a member of the 2020 College Football Hall of Fame class, the National Football Foundation announced Wednesday.

Henderson, who’s now the seventh Maryland player to enter the College Football Hall of Fame, was a two-time consensus First Team All-American for the Terps — the only player in program history to accomplish that feat.

He will be joining former Maryland football players Bob Ward (1980), Jack Scarbath (1983), Dick Modzelewski (1993), Randy White (1994), Bob Pellegrini (1996) and Stan Jones (2000).

Henderson will be a part of a group of 17 First Team All-America players and two coaches in the 2020 Class, including Eric Dickerson and Steve McNair.

Henderson earned his two First Team All-American honors in his junior and senior years and earned both the 2002 Bednarik Award (for best defensive player) and Butkus Award (for best linebacker).

He was named ACC Player of the Year during his junior year after leading the ACC in tackles per game (13.6) and tackles for loss (28). His efforts helped lead Maryland to the 2001 ACC title, the Terps’ first since 1983.

Henderson then spent a nine-year career In the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings after being selected in the second round in the 2003 NFL Draft.

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