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Chas Henry

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Height
6' 3"
CLASS
JR
Hometown
Dallas, Ga.
Weight
222 lbs.
Experience
3L
School
East Paulding
Chas Henry

HONORS: 2010 Ray Guy Award Winner…2010 Consensus First-Team All-American (AP, Sporting News, Walter Camp)...2010 Scout.com and Rivals.com First-Team All-American…2010 Consensus First-Team All-SEC (AP, Coaches, Phil Steele)…2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll…2009 Ray Guy Award Finalist…2009 AP Second-Team All-SEC…2009 Phil Steele Third-Team All-SEC…2008 Ray Guy Award Semifinalist…2008 Coaches’ Second-Team All-SEC…2007 Phil Steel Honorable Mention All-SEC.

 

CAREER: Appeared in 54 games over the last four seasons handling the punting duties for the Gators…Averaged 43.0 yards per punt with 68 of 165 (41.2 percent) of his punts ending up inside the opponents’ 20-yard line…Was 7-of-11 on field goal attempts with a long of 47 yards and made 28 of his 29 extra-point attempts after taking over for injured kicker Caleb Sturgis.

 

 2010: Selected as 2010 Ray Guy Award Winner and was the second SEC player (Drew  Butler, Georgia, 2009) to win the award since it began in 2000…Earned First Team All-SEC honors in Phil Steele’s Postseason Awards…Voted First Team All-SEC by the Associated Press as well as the league’s coaches…Earned All-America First Team honors from Walter Camp, Scout.com and Rivals.com…Named to Phil Steele’s Midseason All-American Team as a third-team selection and was a first-team selection on his Midseason All-SEC Team…Named to the 2010 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll…Tied for ninth nationally with 45.1 yards per punt and the Gators have allowed 109 return yards on 13 returns this season…In Florida’s eight SEC games, Henry averaged 48.5 yards a punt and 14 of his 34 punts (41.2 percent) were 50 yards or more this season…18 of his 50 punts (36.0 percent) were inside the 20 and 14 have been fair caught…Was 7-for-11 on field goal attempts this season, with two successful kicks against Alabama and Georgia and a career-high three vs. Penn State in the 2011 Outback Bowl…Was 28-for-29 on point-after attempts…Was one of 10 players nationally to have four or more 60+ yard punts this season along with Bryan Anger (California), Tyler Campbell (Ole Miss), Ryan Donahue (Iowa), Reid Forrest (Washington State), Mickey Groody (Florida Atlantic), Austin McCoy (Wyoming), Quinn Sharp (Oklahoma State), Alonso Rojas (Kansas) and Cole Wagner (Connecticut). …Placed two of his six punts vs. Penn State at the 2011 Outback Bowl inside the 20 and averaged 35.2 yards. He also made a career-high three field goals and set a new career-long of 47 yards. Additionally, he handled kickoff duties and set career highs with eight kickoffs for 472 yards…Had four punts for 150 yards (37.5 avg.) and placed one inside the 20 at Florida State and also handled kickoff duties, booting two for 129 yards (64.5 avg.)…Angled his only punt out-of-bounds at the 18-yard line for a 42-yard net and made all six of his PATs vs. Appalachian State…Booted six punts for 260 yards (43.3 avg.) and dropped two inside the 20 vs. South Carolina…Punted five times for 224 yards (44.8 avg.) at Vanderbilt and placed two of them inside the 20 while converting 7-of-8 extra points…Had a punt blocked for the only time in his career that was returned for a touchdown in the third quarter at Vanderbilt…Named SEC Co-Special Teams Player of the week on November 1 after his performance vs. Georgia…Nailed a game-winning 37-yard field goal in overtime to defeat Georgia and was 2-of-3 on field goals, along with punting six times for 281 yards (46.8 avg.) while dropping two inside the 20…Punted four times for 188 yards (47.0 avg.) and had his first career kickoff--a 68-yarder in the third quarter vs. Mississippi State…Missed his lone field-goal attempt from 25 yards but his four punts went for 210 yards (52.5 avg.) and he placed one inside the 20 vs. LSU…Unleashed a career-high 75-yard punt which is tied for the fourth-longest punt in school history and averaged 62.3 yards on his three punts while also dropping two  inside the 20 at Alabama…His 62.3 punt average at Alabama is the highest single-game total (min. two punts) in a game where the player also made multiple field goals since 1996…Converted the first two field-goal attempts of his career from 39 and 21 yards, respectively, at Alabama…Blasted a 59-yard punt in the second quarter vs. Kentucky and followed that with a then-season-high 61-yarder early in the third quarter. His three punts averaged 56.0 yards which was a single-game SEC-high at the time and the highest average for Urban Meyer as a head coach…Had four punts for 174 yards with a net average of 43.5 and landed two inside the 20 vs. USF…Had one punt for 27 yards against Miami University and it was not returned.

 

2009: One of three finalists for the 2009 Ray Guy Award...Named Second-Team All-SEC by the AP and Third-Team All-SEC by Phil Steele...Allowed only five punt returns the entire season, the fewest in the nation...Gave up only 21 punt return yards, the second-best total in the nation in 2009...Fifteen of his 34 punts landed inside of the opponents’ 20-yard line and eight were longer than 50 yards...Punted just once for 44 yards in the Sugar Bowl win over Cincinnati...Tallied 195 yards on four punts for an SEC Championship Game record average of 48.8, including two punts for over 50 yards and two that landed inside the 20-yard line, versus Alabama in the SEC Championship Game...Had a 38-yard punt on the Gators’ opening drive against Florida State, forcing the Seminoles to start their drive at the two-yard line...Averaged 42.3 yards after tallying 127 yards on three punts at South Carolina, all of which landed inside the 20-yard line...Earned SEC Special Teams Player of the Week after having his best outing of the season against Vanderbilt, averaging 52.8 yards on four punts, with a long of 58 yards...Tallied 145 yards on three punts (48.3 average), including a season-long 61 yarder against Georgia. Two of his three punts were inside of the 20-yard line...Set a new season-high with 173 yards on four punts at Mississippi State, averaging 43.2 yards. He has yet to allow a punt return yard this season...Tallied 129 yards on three punts (43.0 average) against Arkansas...Had one punt for 30 yards in the win at LSU...Punted four times at Kentucky with one touchback and two inside the 20-yard line...Had one punt for 55 yards versus Tennessee...Tallied three punts for 114 yards against Troy...Also served as the holder on field goals as a junior...Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in the fall of 2009.

 

2008: One of 10 punters in the nation chosen as a semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award…On the season, he averaged 43.4 yards per punt, which ranked third in the SECFifteen of his 44 punts on the season have gone for 50 or more yards, and 21 have been inside the 20-yard-line…Averaged 51.7 yards on three punts in the BCS National Championship Game against Oklahoma...Punted three times for an average of 47.7 yards in the SEC Championship Game, breaking the previous single-game average mark set in 2005 by Georgia’s Gordon Ely-Kelso...Had a career-long 67-yard punt versus Florida State, the fifth-longest punt in the SEC on the season and the eighth longest punt in school history...Averaged 45.6 yards on seven punts against Miami, resulting in three inside the 20…Executed a fake punt and ran for 17 yards on 4th-and-16 during the third quarter of the season opener against Hawaii…Unleashed a then career-long 60-yard punt in the fourth quarter against Hawaii and matched the figure versus South Carolina…After 37 punts without a touchback in 2007, Henry had three in the season opener against Hawaii...A nominee for the 2008 Atlanta Area Council Boy Scouts of America Peach of an Athlete Award.

 

2007: Had 37 punts as a freshman, totaling 1,453 yards and a 39.3 average…Henry's kicks resulted in 19 fair catches and 14 inside of the 20-yard line…The Gators allowed a school-record low 22 yards on just five returns that season…Henry did his part by not punting the ball into the end zone at all...Pinned Florida State inside of the five-yard line on both punts he attempted, highlighted by a season-long punt of 54 yards…Tallied four punts for 168 yards (42.0 avg.) versus Florida Atlantic, including one inside of the 20-yard line…Made one punt at South Carolina for 27 yards for a fair catch inside the 20-yard line...Had a pair of punts for 81 yards against Vanderbilt, with both kicks landing inside of the Commodores’ 20-yard line…Launched a then-career-long 53-yard punt as one of his three punts against Georgia, yielding only one return for eight yards…His initial punt against the Dawgs was downed at the Georgia one-yard line, setting up Wondy Pierre-Louis’ 25-yard interception that was returned for a touchdown…Totaled three punts for 137 yards (45.7 avg.) at Kentucky…Made two punts at LSU for 74 yards, with a long of 40, and landed one inside of the 20-yard line…Kicked four punts for 144 yards (36.0) with a long of 36 and landed one inside of the 20 against Auburn…Punted three times for 158 yards (39.5 avg.) against Ole Miss…Had three punts against Tennessee for 101 yards (33.7 avg.), with a long of 37 yards…Totaled three punts for 109 yards (36.3 avg.), with two for fair catches and left one inside of the 20 against Troy…Made his Gator debut against Western Kentucky, registering three punts for 115 yards…Forced two fair catches inside of the 20.

 

PRIOR TO FLORIDA: A versatile athlete rated the No. 1 punter in the nation by Scout.com…Was the varsity punter and kicker since his freshman year at East Paulding High School…Became the starting quarterback during his sophomore year…During his junior campaign, Henry averaged 46 yards per kick and broke the school record for longest punt with a 66-yard effort…Established another school mark for longest field goal made with a 52-yard conversion in his junior season…Led his squad to the quarterfinals of the Georgia state playoffs as quarterback by throwing for more than 1,700 yards and 17 touchdowns…High school coach was John Reid.

 

MAJOR: Social & Behavioral Sciences.

 

HENRY’S CAREER HIGHS

Longest Punt: 75 (Alabama, 2010)

Punting Yards: 319 (Miami, 2008)

Punts Attempted: 7 (Miami, 2008)

Punting Average: 62.3 (Alabama, 2010)

FG Attempted: 3 (2x-last vs. Penn State, 2011 Outback Bowl)

FG Made: 3 (Penn State, 2011 Outback Bowl)

FG Long: 47 (Penn State, 2011 Outback Bowl)

Kickoffs: 8 (Penn State, 2011 Outback Bowl)

Kickoff Yards: 472 (Penn State, 2011 Outback Bowl)

Kickoff Average: 68.0, 1 kick (vs. Mississippi State, 2010)

 

CAREER PUNTING STATISTICS

Year

No.

Yds

Avg

Long

TB

FC

I20

BLK

2007

37

1453

39.3

54

0

19

14

0

2008

44

1908

43.4

67

8

10

21

0

2009

34

1476

43.4

61

3

12

15

0

2010

50

2253

45.1

75

3

14

18

0

Totals:

165

7090

43

75

14

55

68

0

 

Career Kicking StaTISTICS

Year

XPM

XPA

Pct.

FGA/M

Pct.

Lng

Pts.

2010

28

29

0.966

7/11

0.636

47

49

Totals:

28

29

0.966

7/11

0.636

47

49

 

Career Kickoff StaTISTICS

Year

No.

Yds

Avg

TB

OB

2010

11

669

60.8

0

1

Totals:

11

669

60.8

0

1

 

CAREER PASSING STATISTICS

Year

Att

Cmp

Yds

Pct

Int

TDs

Lg

Eff

2007

1

1

15

100

0

0

15

226.0

Tot.:

1

1

15

100

0

0

15

226.0

 

CAREER RUSHING STATISTICS

Year

No.

Yds

Avg.

TDs

Long

2008

1

17

17

0

17

2010

2

8

4

0

4

Totals:

3

25

8.3

0

17

 

PROFILE

·         Grew up a Tennessee fan because both of his parents and sister attended college at UT

·         Despite the Tennessee family tradition, Henry always dreamed of playing football in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

·         Was a quarterback in high school, threw for 17 touchdowns and led his high school to the quarterfinals of the Georgia state playoffs

 

QUOTES

"Really, it's a testament of the guys we have on our punt team and how hard we work in the offseason as kickers and punters. It's a great achievement that we've gotten and recognition that these guys have to come up for this award." (11/24/10)

Chas Henry, UF punter, on being named a Ray Guy Finalist

 

“Chas Henry, the Gators senior, has been one of the best punters in the country. Already this season, he has one of the highest punting averages in the country... He is not counted on the NCAA list of leaders because the Gators don't punt enough. His punting average would rank him first on that list.” (11/3/10)

Rachel George, Orlando Sentinel

 

"If you're a placekicker, you're a placekicker. If you're a punter, you're a punter. The one thing about Chas, he also played quarterback in high school and he's an athlete and athletes usually have a tendency to adapt much quicker than non-athletes. He's a guy that just works hard. He's a team-first guy. He will do anything for this football team, and he happens to be the best punter in college football." (11/3/10)

Urban Meyer, UF Head Coach

 

"I got so much support through the coaches, my family and friends, and my brothers in the locker room. The internal family we have (on this team) is as strong as you can get. I let them down one time. I was never going to let it happen again. It felt great. Unbelievable." (10/30/10)

Chas Henry, UF punter, on the game-winning overtime field goal vs. Georgia

 

"It meant a lot to this team. We were behind Chas 100 percent even when he missed them. He's part of our team. He's one of our brothers. He played one of his best games and made the winning field goal." (10/30/10)

Mike Pouncey, UF center, on Henry hitting the game-winning overtime field goal vs. Georgia

 

 “He is so competitive of a person. He’s an athlete. He’s got a heck of an arm and he’s pretty fast. He is very consistent from a comfortable distance. He’s got a strong leg, too. He can kick a 50-, 55-yarder if he had to. One of the things that Coach Meyer really stresses is field position. The fact that Chas can flip the field the way he does, it’s almost like part of our game plan.’’ (10/7/10)

Chris Guido, UF long snapper

 

“Anytime we can put them inside the 10-yard line, I think they have a seven percent chance of scoring a touchdown. They understand it and Coach (Urban) Meyer makes everyone on the team understand the importance of field position. That’s how I play defense, putting our defense in great position.” (10/2/10)

Chas Henry, UF punter

 

“He’s a great player and field position is everything in this game.” (10/2/10)

Teryl Austin, UF Defensive Coordinator/Cornerbacks Coach

 

“When they punt the ball, you don't return the ball. That just shows that you can't make mistakes (vs. Florida)." (9/20/10)

Ricky Lumpkin, Kentucky defensive tackle

 

"On this team, as great as it is, I may only get to punt one time a game and that's great because it means we're running up and down the field on teams. I don't know who the greatest punter is in college football right now, but I know I have the best punt team. I have the best gunners and the best coaches. If it wasn't for each individual aspect of that punt team, there wouldn't be a great punter. You can't give up 500 return yards each year and be considered a great punter.” (8/17/10)

Chas Henry, UF punter

 

"That guy, he's a weapon. He can put that ball up there, and most importantly give us the hang time we need to get down the field and make a play." (8/17/10)

D.J. Durkin, UF Linebackers Coach/Special Teams Coach

 

“Chas Henry will not only be as good a punter as there is in the country – no matter how few attempts he logs in – but will score a nice payday in the NFL Draft.” (7/31/10)

Buddy Martin, GatorCountry.com

 

“Chas Henry is fantastic. He can boom it with distance, but with great height. He can easily get a five-second hang time. When you get that kind of hang time, you’re not going to return it. You’ve just got to fair-catch it. That’s been a big part of it. A lot of times, when they’ve had to punt, they have moved the ball far enough down the field where they’re kicking somewhere around midfield. There’s a guy either fair-catching it or it’s rolling into the end zone.” (10/30/09)

Mark Richt, Georgia Head Coach

 

“He’s a good athlete. He was a quarterback in high school. He likes to bring that up and talk about how athletic he is. You saw that in the Hawaii game.” (9/18/08)

James Smith, former UF long snapper

 

“You can see defenders up there and you can see them coming. I think that kind of weighed on me last year. This year, I feel more comfortable with the system. I have one hundred percent trust in the guys up front. I know that they’re going to get their job done. There’s nothing in the back of my mind that makes me think otherwise.” (9/18/08)

Chas Henry, UF punter


“He’s got long levers. He’s tall with long levers. That helps with kicking. And he’s incredibly focused and he works hard at it.” (9/18/08)

James Smith, former UF long snapper

 

“Where else can you go where the special teams and the punt team are in front of the offense and the defense. They get treated with respect. If you’re on the punt team, that’s a character guy that’s going to get their job done – you have Kestahn Moore, Ryan Stamper and Joe Haden. Those are the guys you put on there. You don’t put your brand new freshman guys coming in that you’ve never met before. It’s the accountable juniors and seniors.” (9/18/08)

Chas Henry, UF punter

 

"He's a powerful guy. The best thing about Chas is his professional approach to college football. If everybody had that I'd be heading home right now and not worried about it. He's such a professional. When he came here, he was stiff, very inflexible and he had some issues. I think he's the best punter (in the nation). I've got my punter. I don't want anyone else. He can throw, he can run, he can do a lot of stuff."(9/9/08)

Urban Meyer, UF Head Coach

 

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