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Marques Henderson

Football ∙ Aliquippa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marques Henderson lettered for three seasons at Aliquippa High School, with the Quips making the WPIAL playoffs each year, and playing for the title his junior and senior seasons. Marques was an outstanding defensive back and the team’s leading receiver, and he was twice named to the WPIAL’s Fabulous 22 All Star team and as a senior was All State and Balley’s All American for his defensive back play. Marques also lettered three times for the Quip basketball team. As an honor student, Marques received athletic and academic scholarships to Penn State University. He did not letter as a freshman as the Nittany Lions struggled through a 6-5 season and did not play in a bowl game, but as a sophomore Marques was a valuable reserve on a team that went to the Orange Bowl and was ranked No 1 in the nation. A 25-10 loss to Oklahoma cost Penn State the national championship, but the team won it all next year as Marques won honorable mention All East honors during the Nittany Lion’s 12-0 season. As a senior Marques was named co-captain and again earned All East honors, leading the Nittany Lions in passes broken up (13) and was the CBS Television’s Toyota Leadership Award winner for his performance against Syracuse. Penn State finished 8-4 that season and played in the Citrus Bowl. Marques’ college career concluded with a performance in the Japan Bowl All Star Game.