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#5 K.J. Henry

K.J. Henry - Football - Clemson University Athletics
*Jr. (Graduate)
Winston-Salem, N.C.
High School:
West Forsyth HS
* - Redshirt

Entered 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).

2021: Made one tackle vs. No. 5 Georgia … added two stops vs. SC State … credited with two tackles and a half-sack vs. Georgia Tech … added a tackle for loss at NC State … recorded two tackles and a game-clinching fumble recovery vs. Boston College.

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).