Football is very important to the NFL draft’s top tight end Hunter Henry, but it’s second to his Christian faith.
“I would say my faith is the most important thing to me,” said Arkansas’ Hunter Henry. “My dad [Mark Henry] is a pastor in Little Rock. I’ve grown up in a Christian background my whole life. My faith is the most important thing to me; that’s the one message that I want to convey to everybody.”
Hunter Henry’s father, Mark Henry, a very good offensive lineman for the Razorbacks in the ’80s, gave up a potential NFL career to dedicate his life to Jesus Christ.
“Jesus Christ in His amazing grace changed the eternal trajectory of my life forever,” said Mark Henry.
Mark Henry is now a teaching pastor at the Fellowship Bible Church in Little Rock. And his son is a heck of a tight end prospect, equally proficient at receiving and blocking.
“I’m going to bring a dual-threat tight end that’s going to put his head in there in the run game; I’m going to block,” Hunter Henry said. “I did that in college consistently. And I’m going to create a mismatch in the passing game.”
Hunter Henry won the John Mackey Award in 2015, given to college football’s top tight end. He stands six-foot-five, weighs 250 pounds, and runs a 4.66 forty-yard dash. Observers expect him to go late in the first round of the NFL draft, held April 28-30 in Chicago.
If he can stay healthy, he has Pro Bowl-potential on the next level. He’s already a All-Pro in life.
He divulges, “No matter what, [my Christian faith] is going to be the most important thing to me.”