National champ and Ray Guy winner

Chas Henry achieved the punter’s double whammy — a BCS National Championship and a Ray Guy Award.

Throw in his All-American honor, and this Gator earned a triple play.

henry_chas_mug_1Henry wowed the country with his foot in 2010, punting 50 times for 2,253 yards, including a season-best boot of 75 yards. Eighteen punts were downed inside the 20-yard line and he had just three touchbacks.

Henry consistently clocked in with five-second hang times at Florida.

Perhaps Henry’s most memorable moment of that season, though, came when he split the uprights for an overtime game-winning field goal against Georgia after replacing the injured Caleb Sturgis.

Overall, Henry went 28-of-29 on extra points and 7-of-11 on field goal attempts as Sturgis’ replacement.

Henry wasn’t new in the running for the esteemed Ray Guy Award. He placed in the top 10 in 2008 and the top three in 2009.

What Henry said after finally winning the award: “I’m just out there trying to help the team whenever a situation comes up on fourth down, and usually it’s when we’re in a jam or we need something to happen. That’s my job.”

Henry continued to do his job well as he entered the NFL ranks. He played 19 games for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011 and ’12. The Eagles released Henry despite a 48.5 yards-per-kick average in just three games.

In February 2013, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed the former Gator.

Henry’s bio information

January 6, 1989 (Dallas, Ga.)
East Paulding High School (Dallas, Ga.); Holds school record for longest punt (66 yards) and led the team to a state semifinal appearance as a quarterback.
6-foot-3, 219 pounds
As a sophomore in 2008, Henry was a member of the Gators’ national championship team; In 2010, Henry averaged 45.1 yards a punt, including a season-long of 75 yards; In place of injured starting kicker Caleb Sturgis, Henry drilled a 37-yard game-winning field goal against Georgia; Finished in the top 10 twice before earning the Ray Guy Award in 2010.
Undrafted (Signed by Philadelphia in 2011). Henry was released by the Eagles after less than two seasons in 2012 despite a 44.0 yards-per-punt clip. He was signed by Tampa Bay on Feb. 13, 2013.
Henry threw for 1,700 yards and 17 touchdowns as a high school senior quarterback.



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