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WVU’s Dravon Henry Starting to Break Out

(Morgantown, WV)- Going in to this Saturday’s game against TCU, WVU will really need big playmakers on offense and defense to make plays like Dravon Henry did against Oklahoma State last week. As a true freshman starting at safety (5’11’’, 198), Henry has had 19 solo tackles in seven games with his first two crucial interceptions both in the Oklahoma State game. Henry was the only WVU freshman to start during the season opener against Alabama.

According to 247Sports, coming from Alquippa High School, Henry was the number 11 athlete. Besides his defensive skills, Henry brings his speed to the table as he landed a spot on the 2013 All USA Today All-State Football first team Running back in high school.

Henry had offers from 31 different Universities and ultimately enrolled at WVU on June 1st, 2014. Despite being pretty quiet the first few games, Henry really seems to be getting a hang of this WVU defense.

Dravon Henry’s Game by Game Stats:

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After accounting for six tackles and two interceptions in his break out performance against Oklahoma State, Henry was named the 247Sports National True Freshman of the Week. He was also named as the College Football Performance Awards National Defensive Back of the Week. His spectacular game helped to seal the 34-10 Mountaineer win. In week nine, Dravon Henry comes out on top of the 247Sports list of top true freshman performances.

WVU has seemed to develop a trend with freshman defensive players. In 2012, Karl Joseph started at the free safety position as a true freshman. Last season, Daryl Worley started as a freshman at cornerback. Next in their footsteps is Dravon Henry. With Joseph as his mentor and the want to win, the skies the limit for this young WVU player.

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Shanna Rose
WVU Graduate with a bachelor's in journalism and multimedia journalist. Sports Fan and sports writer. Former WVU News reporter. Contact Shanna on Twitter @SMR1837
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