Arkansas Razorbacks: 5 Players to Watch

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#84 Hunter Henry, 6-foot-6, 251 pounds, Sophomore, Tight End

Before his career in Fayetteville is over, Hunter Henry could become one of the best to ever play football for the Razorbacks. That is high praise given the number of players that have excelled at Arkansas over the decades, and with the number of players the program has put in the NFL in recent years – but it is true.

Aug 31, 2013; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorback tight end Henry Hunter (84) blocks during a game against the Louisiana Ragin

Henry was a Freshman All-American in 2013 after he caught 28 passes for 409 yards and four touchdowns. He appeared in eleven games and caught at least one pass in ten of them. Henry was quarterback Brandon Allen’s most reliable receiver over the course of the season, and the two nearly orchestrated an upset over Texas A&M to start SEC play, and against LSU to end the season.

Against the Aggies, Henry caught four passes for a career-high 109 yards and showed he has big play ability for a big man with a 51-yard reception. In Baton Rouge, the two connected five times (which tied Henry’s career-high he set in week one) for 41 yards and two touchdowns.

Now a sophomore, do not be surprised if Hunter Henry emerges as the All-SEC selection at tight end. He is a matchup nightmare for linebackers because he is so athletic, and for defensive backs because he is so big. Because of his skillset the coaching staff will split him out wide at times to create matchup advantages in the passing game.

Henry is likely to lead the Razorbacks – who will use several tight ends this season – in both yards and receptions, and because of his leaping ability in the red zone – in touchdowns.