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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.”

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.

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Oklahoma State's Kevin Henry (33) lines up for a play during the college football game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys and the TCU Horned Frogs at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla.,  Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. OSU won 34-27. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

Oklahoma State's Kevin Henry (33) lines up for a play during the college football game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys and the TCU Horned Frogs at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. OSU won 34-27. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

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Scott Wright

A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and... Read more ›

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