BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Former WKU and NFL tight end Mitchell Henry passed away Friday
morning following a courageous and determined fight against leukemia. He was 24
“It is with great sadness that we learned of Mitchell’s passing this morning,”
Director of Athletics Todd Stewart said. “Mitchell was as committed to his
teammates, his University, his friends and his family as you will ever find, and we
were so fortunate to have him as part of our Hilltopper family. Our thoughts and
prayers are with his family, his lovely wife Madison, and all of those who were
blessed to have known Mitchell.”
Henry, a star at Elizabethtown High School during his prep days, was a standout
tight end for the Hilltoppers from 2011-14 and was an integral part of WKU’s rise up
the FBS ranks. During Henry’s time on The Hill, the Hilltoppers secured their first
winning season at the FBS level (2011), first FBS bowl appearance (2012) and first
FBS bowl wins (2014).
For his career, Henry tallied 1,094 yards on 78 catches with 12 touchdowns, enjoying
his most productive season as a senior. A true ironman, Henry played in 47 games
over his four-year career with 22 starts, including a career-best nine in his final
Following his career on The Hill, Henry signed free agent deals with the Green Bay
Packers, the Denver Broncos, and the Baltimore Ravens. Henry saw action in two
regular season games with the Broncos in 2015.
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