|Birthdate||December 7, 1994|
|Pick||Round: 2, Overall: 35|
New England Patriots tight end Hunter Henry caught all three of his targets for 40 yards and two touchdowns during Thursday's upset win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Henry benefitted from an expanded role with teammates Rhamondre Stevenson (ankle), Demario Douglas (concussion), and DeVante Parker (knee) sidelined. Week 14 was certainly Henry's best game of the season, and it could be tough to trust him in a much more difficult matchup against the Chiefs next week. Nevertheless, he'll at least garner some streaming consideration in leagues with 12-plus teams. He's a touchdown-dependent mid-range TE2 going forward.
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Childhood and High School
He was born in Little Rock Arkansas on December 7, 1994. His father played as a defensive lineman for the Arkansas Razorbacks during 1987 to 1991. Henry attended a private college prep school where he played for the Los Angles Chargers for four years. He began his sophomore year winning the state championship with the Bruins. Rivals.com ranked him the 2nd best tight end in the United States. During his senior year he made 1,449 passes and 15 touchdowns. His coach was Kevin Kelly.
In college he attended the University of Arkansas where he played for the Arkansas Razorbacks. In 2015 he helped the team win the game against the Ole Miss Rebels from the University of Mississippi. His unique pass helped the team win the game and lead to a large amount of media coverage on this game. Henry won the John Mackey Award for the best tight end in the nation. During his four years at University of Arkansas he helped the Razorbacks beat their rival the Texas Longhorns in the 2014 Texas Bowl. He won many awards and trophies. In this video Hunter Henry receives the John Mackey Award.
The 2016 NFL Draft took place in the Auditorium Theater in Chicago, IL from April 28 to the 30th. Henry Hunter was chosen by the San Diego Chargers during the second round of the draft. He was able to skip most of the drills at the NFL Combine. His ability to block other players was a big part of his success and as a player. He entered the NFL draft in his junior year after an outstanding year of playing on the team. He is considered one of the best tight ends in NFL Draft history. He was called a first round pick by an NFL scout. His strengths are he can catch, run and block.
In 2015 Henry Hunter was a junior at Arkansas University. He excelled at football during his junior year. He finished second on his team with 51 catches for a distance of 739 yards, and scored 3 touchdowns. He earned first team All Sec Honors and entered the NFL Draft skipping his senior year at college. He was voted the number 2 recruit in the state. He was 6 foot 5 inches tall and weighed 253 pounds in his junior year. He received a very high draft evaluation rating from the NFL according to his coach Coach Bret Bielema.
In 2016 he signed a four year contract with the San Diego Chargers for a salary of $3.98 million. He received a signing bonus of $2.84 million. He entered training camp and competed against Sean McGrath and Asante Cleveland two seasoned veterans. The team named him third tight end to begin a regular season. The second week he helped them win a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. These are some of the highlights of his career. In his rookie season he scored the second most touchdowns of a player in the last decade. In this video are highlights of Hunter Henry's 2016 season.
He was named Parade All American when he was a senior in high school. His parents were Mark and Jenny Henry. You can follow him on twitter. His 40 time range or yard dash is 4.68. His vertical jump is 31 1/2. These are statistics that show why he is a superior player.