7 Days: A Look Back at All-Big Ten Chad Henne

 Do you get goose bumps after hearing this?   We are officially seven days until the kickoff of the 2016 Michigan football season from The Big House. There is more hype and energy surrounding this program with high expectations from this hungry fan base. Jim Harbaugh has turned around a 5-7 team from two years ago, to a team that is in now ranked in the top 10 in most polls, conversations of winning the Big Ten Conference, and getting a nod to the College Football Playoff

On this last Saturday before we get started, we will take a look back at All-Big Ten quarterback, Chad Henne.

College
  • Henne first start was in 2004 in the second game of the season, relieving former starter Matt Gutierrez.
  • He was only the second player, as a freshman, to start at quarterback. The other was Rick Leach in 1975.
  • He help lead Michigan to a 11-2 record in 2006.
  • Was named second team All-Big Ten in 2006.
  • He was named MVP of the 2008 Citrus Bowl.
  • In the 2008 bowl season, Henne helped knock off an Urban Myer coached Florida Gators in the Citrus Bowl, lead by reigning Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow.
  • In 2007, he was first team All-Big Ten.
  • His final career stats at Michigan was 9,715 yards, 87 touchdowns, and 37 interceptions while completing 59.7% of his passes. All four marks are school records.
NFL
  • Henne was drafted in the second round(57th pick) of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins.
  • He signed a four year, $3.5 million dollar contract with the Dolphins.
  • He was backup to Chad Pennington.
  • In 2012, he signed a 2 year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars
  • He resigned with the Jags in 2014 for another 2 year deal, boosting his salary to $8 million. Again, in 2016, resigned with the Jags for another 2 year deal and another $8 million salary.

College football is upon us my friends

Go Blue!

TWD Staff

Stories contributed by staff members of The Wolverine Daily.