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#5 K.J. Henry

K.J. Henry - Football - Clemson University Athletics
Position:
DE
Height:
6-4
Weight:
255
Class:
*Jr. (Graduate)
Hometown:
Winston-Salem, N.C.
High School:
West Forsyth HS
* - Redshirt
BIO

Enters 2021 having registered 60 career tackles (12.5 for loss), 5.5 sacks, five pass breakups and two fumble recoveries in 773 snaps over 31 career games (six starts).

2020: Credited with 29 tackles (6.0 for loss), 3.5 sacks, two pass breakups and a fumble recovery in 384 snaps over 12 games (six starts) … made his first career start and recorded five tackles (three solo) including a nine-yard sack in his hometown at Wake Forest … added two tackles vs. The Citadel … split a sack amongst his four tackles (two solo) vs. Virginia … made one tackle (for loss) and batted down a pass vs. No. 7 Miami … contributed two tackles and a fumble recovery at Georgia Tech … recorded two tackles and a pass breakup vs. Syracuse … played 26 snaps in Clemson’s 18-point comeback win vs. Boston College … registered a seven-yard sack among his five tackles at No. 4 Notre Dame … posted two tackles (1.5 for loss) at Virginia Tech … added four tackles and a sack in ACC Championship Game vs. No. 2 Notre Dame … made two tackles vs. No. 3 Ohio State prior to exiting Sugar Bowl with an injury.

2019: Credited with 22 tackles (4.5 for loss), two sacks and three pass breakups in 350 snaps in 15 games … recorded two tackles including a sack vs. Georgia Tech … posted a tackle vs. No. 12 Texas A&M … added a tackle, a half-sack and a pass breakup at Syracuse … made one tackle and broke up two passes vs. Charlotte … contributed one tackle at North Carolina and vs. Florida State … added two tackles at Louisville … posted three tackles including a half-sack vs. Boston College … recorded two tackles including one for loss vs. Wofford … made three tackles at NC State … shared a tackle for loss vs. Wake Forest … added two tackles vs. No. 22 Virginia in ACC Championship Game … posted two tackles (0.5 for loss) vs. No. 1 LSU.

2018: Played 39 snaps in four games while redshirting and was credited with nine tackles (2.0 for loss) and a fumble recovery in that time … made debut with one tackle and a fumble recovery in 13 snaps vs. Furman … registered a career-high five tackles, including two for loss, playing near his hometown at Wake Forest.

Before Clemson: No. 6 player in the nation by ESPN, No. 14 by 247Sports, No. 26 by Rivals and No. 27 by PrepStars … No. 3 defensive end in the nation by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals … No. 2 player in North Carolina by Rivals … second-team All-American by USA Today … played in Under Armour All-American Game … scored 1,156 points in 115 career basketball games … averaged 16 points and seven rebounds per game as a junior … coached by Adrian Snow at West Forsyth High School … recruited by Todd Bates and Mike Reed … enrolled at Clemson in January 2018.

Personal: Born Jan. 27, 1999 … earned degree in sports communication in December 2020 in only three years… completed a microinternship with Bunty in 2018 … two-time ACC Honor Roll selection (2019-20).

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