Jon Henderson

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Jon Henderson
Date of birth: (1944-12-17) December 17, 1944 (age 69)
Place of birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Career information
Position(s): Wide receiver
Kickoff returner
College: Colorado State
NFL Draft: 1968 / Round: 3 / Pick: 61
Organizations
As player:
1968-1969
1970
1971
Pittsburgh Steelers
Washington Redskins
Calgary Stampeders (CFL)
Career stats
Playing stats at NFL.com

Jon Elliott Henderson (born December 17, 1944 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Washington Redskins. He also played one season in the Canadian Football League for the Calgary Stampeders and helped them to win the Grey Cup in 1971. Henderson played college football at Colorado State University and was drafted in the third round of the 1968 NFL Draft.

He served as the Steelers primary kick returner in 1968, returning 29 kicks for 589 yards but played sparingly on offense. His best game as a wide receiver came on December 13, 1970 with the Redskins when he caught six passes for 120 yards and a 56-yard touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles.