Former Packers TE Henry dies after battle with leukemia
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Mitchell Henry, a tight end for three NFL teams following a standout career at Western Kentucky, has died after battling leukemia. He was 24.
Western Kentucky announced on its website that Henry died Friday, and a school official confirmed the death.
Henry signed free-agent deals with Green Bay, Denver and Baltimore. He played two games with the Broncos in 2015.
Packers general manager Ted Thompson posted on the team’s Twitter account that Henry “made a terrific impression on everyone in our organization.”
Henry caught 78 passes for 1,094 yards and 12 touchdowns for Western Kentucky from 2011-14. Hilltoppers athletic director Todd Stewart said Henry was as “committed to his teammates, his university, his friends and his family as you will ever find.”
Sad to hear about Mitchell Henry. Was a joy to be around. Rest In Peace Catfish, you are missed. Thoughts and prayers are with your family
— Corey Linsley (@Linsley71) June 30, 2017
— Jayrone Elliott (@Jay_Elliott15) June 30, 2017
I'm hurt thinking about my guy Mitch. There's a lot of things I still don't understand. 🙏🏾🙇🏾❤️ God bless his wife and his family
— Ty Montgomery (@TyMontgomery2) June 30, 2017
Watch over me baby boy. Mitchell Henry. 😇Cheesehead family will never forget you.🧀
— Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (@haha_cd6) June 30, 2017
Enjoy every day life. You never know when it will get cut short #RIPMitch
— Lane Taylor (@lanetaylor65) June 30, 2017
Rest In Peace Mitch🙏🏾
— Kenny Clark (@KCBoutThatLife) June 30, 2017