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36 DAYS TO (TENTATIVE) 2020 KICKOFF: Hunter Henry

In which BracketCat counts down the 36th day until the 2020 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State defensive back Hunter Henry.

#84 Hunter Henry
No, not THAT Hunter Henry (84). This one transferred to K-State from Rice during the offseason after using his redshirt last season.
Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Disclaimer: As the 2020 current football season still is technically set to proceed as planned in Manhattan on Sept. 5, we will continue the Countdown as normal for now.

#36 Hunter Henry

Redshirt Freshman | 6-0 | 190 lbs. | Austin, Texas
Hunter Henry
Hunter Henry
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Defensive Back
  • Previous College: Rice University
  • Projection: Scout Team
  • Status: Preferred Walk-On

John Hunter Henry (b. June 30, 2000) is a walk-on defensive back who transferred from Rice to K-State during the offseason. He will have to sit out this season due to his transfer.

Henry played in only three games for the Owls, so he retained his redshirt for the season.

He saw time against Wake Forest, Southern Miss and Marshall, but did not record statistics.

A three-year letter-winner who concluded his career under head coach Hank Carter at Lake Travis High School, Henry initially played two seasons at Cedar Park High School.

In all, he was credited with 143 tackles in his high school career, along with 14 pass breakups and three interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown.

Henry earned All-District 25-6A honors as a Lake Travis senior after compiling 79 tackles, one sack, an interception and three pass breakups as he helped the Cavaliers to advance to the state quarterfinals.

He was named to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football’s Top 300 and as part of the magazine’s postseason “Class of 2019” after previously being an all-district selection as a junior at Cedar Park and named to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football’s Top 100 juniors.

Henry earned honorable mention all-district honors as a sophomore after Cedar Park captured the state title.

He also competed in track, with personal bests of 11.1 in the 100 meters and 22.9 in the 200.

Henry’s mother, Anita, was an eight-time NCAA All-American swimmer at Alabama and his aunt, Megan Henry, has competed with the U.S. Skeleton team since 2013.

He is now majoring in K-State’s noted architectural engineering program.

“I’m really excited and love Manhattan,” Henry told GPC in January upon the transfer announcement. “It already feels like home.” Henry has already gone through winter strength and conditioning with the Wildcats as a mid-year enrollee, and joined the team as a walk-on hoping to earn a scholarship in the future.