Henry Named One Of Nation's Top Tight Ends

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas tight end Hunter Henry has been named to the 2015 John Mackey Award Midseason Watch List, announced Wednesday.

Henry, a junior from Little Rock, Arkansas, is joined by eight others from the SEC on the list of the top 35 tight ends in the country.

A preseason All-American by ESPN.com, Athlon and Lindy’s, and off to the best start of his career, Henry is 10th nationally among all FBS tight ends in receiving yards (286) and tied for 13th in receptions (21). He leads all SEC tight ends in both categories.

Throughout his career, Henry has showcased his big-play ability. Of his 86 career receptions, 28 have gone for 15-plus yards, 12 have gone for 25-plus yards and 69 have resulted in either a first down or touchdown, the highest percentage among SEC tight ends over the past two-plus seasons.

Given annually to the most outstanding collegiate tight end, the award recipient is selected by vote of the John Mackey Award Selection Committee. The 2015 John Mackey recipient will be announced on Dec. 9 and then presented live on Dec. 10 at The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Show on ESPNU. Other key dates include the announcement of the 2015 Mackey Semi-finalists on Nov. 16 and the 2015 Mackey Finalists on Nov. 24.

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