Chas Henry

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Chas Henry
Alex Henery.jpg
Chas Henry (left) holding for Alex Henery (right).
Free agent
Position: Punter
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-01-06) January 6, 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth: Dallas, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 219 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High school: Dallas (GA) East Paulding
College: Florida
Undrafted: 2011
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Punts: 82
Punting yards: 3,606
Average: 44.0
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Chas Henry (born January 6, 1989) is an American football punter who is a free agent. Henry played college football for the University of Florida, earned consensus All-American honors, and was recognized as the best college punter as a senior. He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2011.

Early years[edit]

Henry was born in Dallas, Georgia.[1] He attended East Paulding High School in Dallas, and he played high school football for the East Paulding Raiders.[1] Henry holds the school record for longest punt (66 yards) and led the Raiders to the state semi-finals as quarterback by throwing for 17 touchdowns and more than 1,700 yards.[1]

College career[edit]

Henry accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Urban Meyer's Florida Gators football team from 2007 to 2010.[2] As a sophomore in 2008, Henry was a member of the Gators' BCS National Championship team.

During his senior season in 2010, Henry punted 50 times for 2,253 yards (a 45.1-yard average), including his season-best punt of 75 yards.[3] Sixteen of his punts landed inside the 20-yard line and only thirteen were fair caught.[4] Memorably, Henry also assumed place-kicking duties when starting place kicker Caleb Sturgis was injured, and kicked the 37-yard, game-winning field goal in the Gators' 34–31 overtime victory over the rival Georgia Bulldogs while several Bulldog assistant coaches attempted to distract him from the sideline.[5][6]

Following the 2010 regular season, Henry was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American, and received the Ray Guy Award, awarded to the best punter in college football.[4][7] He was one of three finalists for the award in 2009, and one of ten semifinalists in 2008.[8][9]

Professional career[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

After he was not selected in the 2011 NFL Draft, Henry signed as an undrafted free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles.[10] He opened the 2011 NFL season as the Eagles' starting punter. Henry committed a Monday Night Football blunder against the Chicago Bears in a Week 9 loss, in which he botched a fake punt, and his pass was underthrown.[11]

Henry was released by the Eagles on September 25, 2012.[12]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Henry was signed by the Buccaneers on February 13, 2013, and was competing for the starting spot against Michael Koenen.[13] Henry was cut by Tampa Bay on August 31, 2013.[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c GatorZone.com, Football History, 2010 Roster, Chas Henry. Retrieved May 19, 2011.
  2. ^ 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 89, 95, 97, 101, 136, 151–153, 182 (2011). Retrieved August 12, 2011.
  3. ^ ESPN.com, College Football, NCAA Division I-A Player Punting Statistics, Chas Henry. Retrieved May 19, 2011.
  4. ^ a b Shannon J. Owens, "Florida punter Chas Henry wins Ray Guy Award," The Orlando Sentinel (December 9, 2010). Retrieved May 19, 2011.
  5. ^ Chris Low, "Richt downplays Grantham's choke sign," ESPN.com (November 2, 2010). Retrieved May 19, 2011.
  6. ^ Associated Press, "Mark Richt: Emotions got the best of coach," ESPN.com (November 2, 2010). Retrieved May 19, 2011.
  7. ^ 2012 NCAA Football Records Book, Award Winners, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, pp. 12 & 14 (2012). Retrieved September 14, 2012.
  8. ^ Antonya English, "Florida kicker Chas Henry wins prestigious Ray Guy Award," The St. Petersburg Times (December 10, 2010). Retrieved May 19, 2011.
  9. ^ "Chas Henry Honored at the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards," GatorZone.com (December 9, 2010). Retrieved May 19, 2011.
  10. ^ Jonathan Tamari, "Rookie kicker and punter stepping into key roles with Eagles," Philadelphia Inquirer (August 7, 2011). Retrieved September 2, 2011.
  11. ^ "NFL Videos: Eagles botch fake punt," NFL.com (November 8, 2011). Retrieved August 13, 2012.
  12. ^ Bo Wulf, "McBriar Returns As Punter; LS Added," PhiladelphiaEagles.com (September 25, 2012). Retrieved September 25, 2012.
  13. ^ "Bucs Add Punter Chas Henry," Buccaneers.com (February 13, 2013). Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  14. ^ ["http://tbo.com/sports/bucs/bucs-make-roster-cuts-put-tynes-on-injury-list-20130831/ Bucs make roster cuts],"

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