Hunter Mark Henry is known for playing on the position of tight end for the Los Angeles Chargers of the most famous American football league, NFL. He was born on 7 December 1994 in Arkansas. His days of football began in his freshman years at Pulaski Academy where he played at the position of an offensive tackle, defensive end, and wide receiver. He was popular during his college years, which he spent at the University of Arkansas, from where he graduated with a degree in General Business. His love of sports contributed to him down the road of being an All-American consensus and winning The John Mackey Award for being the nation’s best tight end. He was the one, the San Diego Chargers have picked in the second round of the NFL 2016.
Hunter Henry Career Details
Hunter Henry was always the star in the world of football whether it was his college days or freshman days. During his freshman year, he played in the position of an offensive tackle, defensive end, and wide receiver but not the tight end because Pulaski Academy didn’t offer this position. He won the state championship in the year 2011 during his junior, senior year and was given the title in his 2012-13 school year “Parade All-American team”. His first job was at the country club that required him to help people with their bags and collect them in the carts. He didn’t shy away from hard work and even cleaned the golf carts. His luck changed in 2015 when Henry was involved in one of the most memorable plays in the history of Arkansas football. During a 4th and 25th play in overtime against Ole Miss in 2015, Henry caught a pass from quarterback Brandon Allen and upon realizing that he was going to be tackled before he could get to the first down marker, Henry blindly threw the ball back to his teammate Alex Collins who successfully got the first down. This was the set up for an eventual touchdown and this won them the game. His unique technique was the main source of media frenzy and was the talk of the town for weeks. In the year 2016, Henry made an announcement that he would be entering the 2016 NFL Draft. Henry developed himself so much by dedicated work that his hard job stood for itself on his pro day. A 4,67 40 yard dash and 21 reps finished on the bench press to earn himself a spot in the 2016 NFL Draft as one of the best tight ends. In the second round, Henry was selected by the San Diego Chargers, ranking 35th overall in the NFL Draft.
Hunter Henry Body Measurements
Hunter has an impressive figure with his height being 6 ft 5inches tall. He
weighs around 250 lbs or 113 kgs, more suitable for his football career. He has short black hair, brown eye color, and a muscled physique.
Hunter Henry Net Worth
Henry and the Chargers entered into a four-year agreement on 2nd June 2016, signing a $6.38 million contract with a guaranteed amount of $3.98 million while a signing bonus of about $2.84 million. In the year 2020, He becomes the highest-paid tight end player when The Chargers offered Hunter Henry to be a franchise tag, ensuring the veteran player a base
salary around $11 million.
Hunter Henry Dating History And Marriage Details
Hunter tied the knot with Parker Elizabeth Schmidly, on 30 June 2018 at Grandeur House, Arkansas. She completed her bachelorette in the field of nursing from the University of Arkansas, which is located in Fayetteville. She is specialized in Labor and Delivery. The couple now resides in Newport Beach Calif.
Hunter Henry Parents
Hunter’s parent’s names are Mark Henry and Jenny Henry. He grew up in Little Rock with his three siblings: Hayden, Hudson, and Hope. His father played for the Arkansas Razorbacks from 1987 through 1991. He played the position of an offensive lineman and was quite famous for it. Hunter’s brother Hope is also a tight end like Henry.
While Hayden is a senior linebacker and Hudson is a redshirt freshman tight end. Both brothers play for Arkansas Razorbacks just like their father.
Hunter Henry Hobbies
Maui and Destin, Florida, are Hunter’s favorite destinations. He loves spending time on the beach. When asked about his favorite hobby, he remarked that particularly he likes hunting and fishing. He is also an avid fan of music and he listens to The Chainsmokers and a relatively new Christian rapper named
Fun Facts About Hunter Henry
Hunter does not have a uvula, the body part that hangs down the back of your
throat. He got it removed because of getting his tonsils taken out.
In the year 2019, Hunter Henry couldn’t play due to his injury. He suffered a “tibia plateau fracture in his left knee” that prevented him from playing that season for around four to six weeks. This caused him to miss four games, but that didn’t stop him from having an impressive year and he finished the season with new career highs.