80 Mitchell Henry
Mitchell  Henry


Elizabethtown, Ky.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 245



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Western Kentucky vs. Central Michigan


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WKU takes on Central Michigan in an 11 a.m. Christmas Eve kickoff from Nassau.


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Western Kentucky at FAU

Western Kentucky at FAU


Western Kentucky vs. UL Lafayette

Western Kentucky football

Career Game Highs:

  • Receptions:7 at Middle Tennessee (9/13/14)
  • Yards: 128 at Middle Tennessee (9/13/14)
  • Touchdowns: 2 (twice)

2013 (Jr.):
Henry saw action in all 12 games, starting six, as the team's primary pass-catching tight end. Henry led the position group with 25 catches for 305 yards and a pair of touchdowns, against Kentucky and ULL, while also leading the team in receiving yards in the Kentucky (65) and ULM (65) games. Henry hauled in at least one reception in each of the team's first eight games and caught at least one pass in 10 of 12 games on the year. His six catches in the opener against Kentucky tied for the team-lead while his five receptions against ULL were a team-best.

2012 (So.):
Henry ranked third among Hilltoppers with three touchdown grabs, fourth with 195 receiving yards and fifth with 13 catches. He saw action in 12-of-13 games, earning five starts. Henry led WKU with four catches for 43 yards at Arkansas State on Sept. 29, including a pair of touchdowns in less than two minutes to spark WKU's 26-0 second-half run. He posted four receptions for the second-straight week in a nationally-televised win over Troy on Oct. 11, totaling a career-best 63 yards in the contest. Henry hauled in a career-long 43-yard catch in the fourth quarter against North Texas on Nov. 24, setting up one of WKU's three scores in the final stanza.

2011 (Fr.):
Henry played in 11 games as a true freshman at tight end, earning the starting nod on two occasions. He came on strong down the stretch, catching all eight of his passes for 105 yards and three touchdowns in the final six games after not recording a catch in the first half of the season. He caught his first-career pass against Louisiana-Lafayette on Oct. 22 as a starting tight end, hauling in two receptions for 35 yards and a touchdown.

Henry caught 72 passes for over 1,100 yards in his senior season at Elizabethtown High School, scoring 14 touchdowns. For his career, he tallied over 1,700 yards receiving with 113 receptions, including 21 touchdown receptions. Henry earned Honorable Mention All-State and First-Team All-District honors and was named to the Class of the Commonwealth First Team by the Lexington Herald-Leader while also receiving Best of the Bluegrass All-Star honors. He was rated as the 44th-best tight end in the nation by ESPN.com and the 88th-best tight end in the nation by Scout.com. Henry was tabbed as a three-star recruit by both ESPN.com and Rivals.com. He was a standout on the basketball court as well as track and field, earning All-District, All-Region and All-Area honors while being named an East-West All-Star on the hardwood. He helped lead Elizabethtown High to a regional track and field title in both 2009 and 2010 season, earning All-State honors in the shot put.