Arkansas finished their season with 8 wins and won the Liberty Bowl over the Kansas State Wildcats. It’s been a great year for them that many people didn’t believe they would have at all.
One of their biggest players offensively was tight end Hunter Henry. Right now, Henry is ranked as the top tight end for the 2016 NFL Draft and after Ole Miss’s Evan Engram decided to return for his senior year, Henry will likely be the first player taken at the position.
He announced that he would indeed declare for the Draft next April. He did so by penning a pretty awesome letter to “Razorback Nation”, which you can read in it’s entirety here.
“After a great deal of prayer and reflection, I have made the very difficult decision to pursue my childhood dream and enter the 2016 NFL Draft. I have grown so much as a person and player these past three years at the University of Arkansas. I have enjoyed my experience more than I could have ever imagined. As I move on to pursue my dream of playing in the NFL, I want to express my deepest thanks first and foremost to God for blessing me with the incredible opportunity to play football at the University of Arkansas.”
During his career at Arkansas, Henry caught over 100 passes for 1,661 yards and nine touchdowns. He had a career-high 51 receptions for 739 yards in 2015.
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