OSU football: Linebacker Kevin Henry discusses getting sixth year of eligibility
STILLWATER — OSU linebacker Kevin Henry was on the verge of a breakout season in 2017 when he tore his ACL in early September.
More injuries slowed him last season, and he was sidelined by a concussion early this year.
In October, the fifth-year senior learned that he had been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA, because of the nearly full season he missed two years ago.
“I called everyone,” Henry said in a video released on the Cowboy football Twitter account. “I let everyone know I got my sixth year, because football doesn’t last forever, so you want to take advantage of every year you can get.”
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Henry’s extra year is a boost to OSU’s linebacker depth for next season. Another senior, Calvin Bundage, appears headed for a redshirt season, allowing him to return next year.
The Cowboys’ other three regular linebackers, Amen Ogbongbemiga, Malcolm Rodriguez and Devin Harper, are juniors.