Jon Henderson

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Jon Henderson
No. 24 (PIT), 28 (WAS), 20 (CGY)
Date of birth (1944-12-17) December 17, 1944 (age 72)
Place of birth Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Career information
Position(s) Wide receiver
Kickoff returner
College Colorado State
NFL draft 1968 / Round: 3 / Pick: 61
Career history
As player
1968–1969 Pittsburgh Steelers
1970 Washington Redskins
1971 Calgary Stampeders (CFL)
Career stats

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.