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On Friday morning, it was reported that former Western Kentucky and Green Bay Packers tight end Mitchell Henry had passed away due to complications from leukemia. Henry was only 24.

Western Kentucky released this statement after his passing:

“It is with great sadness that we learned of Mitchell’s passing this morning,” Director of Athletics Todd Stewart said. “Mitchell was as committed to his teammates, his University, his friends and his family as anyone you will ever find, and we were so fortunate to have him as part of our Hilltopper family. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, his lovely wife Madison, and all of those who were blessed to have known Mitchell.”

Henry caught 78 passes for 1,094 yards and 12 touchdowns in his four-year career at Western Kentucky, and he eventually signed with the Green Bay Packers after going undrafted. Henry also spent time with the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens before being diagnosed with leukemia last year.

We send our thoughts and prayers to Henry’s family and friends as they deal with this tragedy.

Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers the Auburn Tigers and national college football for FanBuzz.
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