Hunter Mark Henry, aged 25, born December 7 1994, is an American football tight end for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). His football playing days began in his years spent at the University of Arkansas where he enrolled to study general business, the funny thing is that his love for sports led him down the path to become a consensus All-American and win the John Mackey Award as the top tight end in the nation. The San Diego Chargers took him in the second round of the 2016 NFL.
Hunter Henry Career Details
His first job was a bag boy at a country club. He would pick up people’s bags for them and put them in the carts and even cleaning the golf carts.
His life took a turn for the better in 2015 when Henry was involved in one of the most iconic plays in Arkansas football history! During a fourth-and-25 play in overtime against Ole Miss, 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 flung the ball backwards as a lateral to running back Alex Collins. Collins gained a first down by picking it up on the bounce and running a 31-yard gain. This was the set up for an eventual touchdown and successful two-point conversion which won them the game. The ingenuity and inventiveness of the play led to widespread media coverage and analysis of the play.
On January 4, 2016, Henry announced that he would be entering the 2016 NFL Draft. Through dedicated practice, Henry improved himself so much that on his pro day his hard work spoke for itself! A 4.67 40 yard dash and 21 reps completed on the bench press securing himself a spot as one of the top tight ends in the 2016 NFL Draft!
Henry was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the second round coming 35th overall in the NFL Draft.
Hunter Henry Body Measurements
Standing in at 6 ft 5inches Hunter cuts an imposing figure! He weighs 250 lbs or 113 kgs. With short black hair, pearly white teeth and a muscled physique Hunter is the heartthrob of thousands!
Hunter Henry Net Worth
Henry and the Chargers agreed to a four-year, a whopping $6.38 million contract in which $3.98 million was guaranteed and a $2.84 million was given as signing bonus on June 2nd 2016. In 2020 The Chargers placed a franchise tag on the tight end, Hunter Henry, guaranteeing the veteran player a base salary of about $11 million this makes him the Highest paid tight end in the NFL!
Hunter Henry Marriage Details
On June 30, 2018, Hunter married Parker Elizabeth Schmidly of Fort Smith, Arkansas outside Grandeur House. She has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and is a Labor & Delivery Registered Nurse. The couple had their honeymoon in Montego Bay, Jamaica, and now live in Newport Beach, Calif.
Hunter Henry Parents
Hunter’s parents are Mark Henry and Jenny Henry, who live in Little Rock. The sports gene runs in the family as his father was an offensive lineman for the Arkansas Razorbacks from 1987–1991. Mark played four years for the Razorbacks. Hunter has three siblings; Hayden, Hudson and Hope Hope is a tight end like Henry. Hayden plies his trade as a senior linebacker for the Arkansas Razorbacks and Hudson is a gifted redshirt freshman tight end for the Razorbacks also.
Hunter Henry Hobbies
Hunter’s favourite destinations are Maui and Destin, Florida. He loves the beach. When asked about his favorite hobby, Henry always says, “I like to hunt and fish when I can but more hunting than fishing. Hunters two artists that he listens to the most are The Chainsmokers and a new and little known Christian rapper named NF.
Fun Facts About Hunter Henry
Hunter does not have a uvula! Before you rush to Google, the body part in question is the little thing that hangs down the back of your throat. He got it cut out due to getting his tonsils taken out.
On Sep 11, 2019, Hunter Henry suffered a “tibia plateau fracture to his left knee” which kept him on the sidelines for four to six weeks! This caused him to miss four games, nonetheless, he finished the season with new career-high! Targets (76), receptions (55) and yards (652).