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#5 K.J. Henry

Position:
DE
Height:
6-4
Weight:
255
Class:
*So.
Hometown:
Winston-Salem, N.C.
High School:
West Forsyth HS
* - Redshirt
BIO

Entered 2020 having registered 31 career tackles (6.5 for loss), 2.0 sacks, three pass breakups and a fumble recovery in 389 snaps over 19 career games.

2020: 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.

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 … ACC Honor Roll selection.

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 … majoring in sports communication … completed a microinternship with Bunty in 2018.

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