Henry Wins Mackey Award As Nation’s Best Tight End

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Courtesy: ArkansasRazorbacks.com

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – His numbers already put him in the conversation but it was made official Wednesday as Hunter Henry was named the nation’s best tight end as he was award the John Mackey Award.

The Arkansas junior had 46 receptions for 647 yards and three touchdowns in 2015 for the Razorbacks. Henry was also named a first team All-American by the USA Today on Tuesday.

“It’s an honor and a blessing to win this award,” Henry said. “I’m very thankful to my lord and savior Jesus Christ, my family and friends, my coaches that helped me get to this point, my teammates and the University of Arkansas. This is a tremendous honor and I’m glad I’m able to represent the university and state of Arkansas in this way. It’s a dream come true to win this award and I can’t say how thankful I am.”

Henry was one of three finalists for the award (Austin Hooper, Stanford and Jordan Leggett, Clemson). Henry had 27 catches of 10 yards or more and 19 catches of 15 yards or more. To boost his resume, 32 of his 46 receptions resulted in a first down.

Henry joins D.J. Williams as the only two Mackey Award winners in Razorbacks’ history. Williams claimed the honor in 2010.