TE Mitchell Henry dies

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - THE SECOND PAGE -

Mitchell Henry, a tight end for three NFL teams fol­low­ing a stand­out ca­reer at Western Ken­tucky, has died after bat­tling leukemia. He was 24. Western Ken­tucky an­nounced on its web­site that Henry died Fri­day, and a school of­fi­cial con­firmed the death. Henry signed free-agent deals with Green Bay, Den­ver and Bal­ti­more. He played two games with the Bron­cos in 2015. Pack­ers Gen­eral Man­ager Ted Thomp­son posted on the team’s Twit­ter ac­count that Henry “made a ter­rific im­pres­sion on every­one in our or­ga­ni­za­tion.” Henry caught 78 passes for 1,094 yards and 12 touch­downs for Western Ken­tucky from 20112014. Hill­top­pers Ath­letic Di­rec­tor Todd Ste­wart said Henry was as “com­mit­ted to his team­mates, his univer­sity, his friends and his fam­ily as you will ever find.”

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