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Hunter Henry is the 2015 recipient of the John Mackey Award, presented annually to the nation’s most outstanding tight end.

The John Mackey Award trophy will be presented to Henry on December 10, live on ESPNU, at 6 p.m on The Red Carpet Special at The Home Depot College Football Awards, according to a news release from the Friends of John Mackey.

Hunter with his father, Mark Henry. Mark also played football at Arkansas.

Hunter with his father, Mark Henry. Mark also played football at Arkansas.

Henry, a junior, has totaled 111 receptions, 1,569 receiving yards and nine touchdowns in his college career.

“His outstanding blocking has been on display all season as Henry hasn’t allowed a sack or even a quarterback hurry this year. Henry, who hasn’t dropped a pass this season, will now lead (the Razorbacks) to the AutoZone Liberty Bowl against Kansas State,” according to the news release.

The John Mackey Award is given to the collegiate tight end who best exemplifies the play, sportsmanship, academics, and community values of NFL Hall of Fame Tight End John Mackey. The 2015 John Mackey Award recipient was determined by confidential balloting of the John Mackey Selection Committee.

Henry, the great-grandson of former Star City Mayor Lynn Thomasson, is the son of Mark and Jenny Henry and the grandson of Skip and Johnnie Mac Henry, all of Little Rock, He is the great-grandson of the late Lynn and Iris Thomasson of Star City.

Watch Henry’s fourth-and-25 lateral in the Ole Miss game:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99e-voqfqR0″][/vc_column][/vc_row]