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Clemson defensive end KJ Henry accepts Senior Bowl invite

December 5, 2022

Clemson defensive end KJ Henry is heading to the 2023 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.

The 6’4, 255-pound defensive end had nine tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, and six pass breakups in his senior season with the Tigers. The Clemson fan favorite is currently #85 overall on the Pro Football Focus 2023 NFL Draft big board.

He will join teammate Ruke Orhorhoro‍ in the event.

Notes on Henry from

2022: Third-team All-American selection by Pro Football Focus … second-team All-ACC selection by the league’s media and coaches but collected first-team honors from Pro Football Focus … shared team defensive player of the game honors at Georgia Tech after collecting six tackles (2.5 for loss), a sack and a forced fumble among his five quarterback pressures, one of which led to an Andrew Mukuba interception of Clemson’s first play of the season from scrimmage … added three tackles vs. Furman … added a tackle vs. Louisiana Tech … posted eight tackles (one for loss) in his hometown at No. 21 Wake Forest … credited with two tackles (one for loss) and the fourth fumble recovery of his career vs. No. 10 NC State … contributed two tackles (one for loss) at Boston College … added three tackles and two pass breakups at Florida State … recorded four tackles, a pass breakup and a highlight-reel sack vs. No. 14 Syracuse … added two tackles at Notre Dame … notched eight tackles (0.5 for loss) and a pass breakup vs. Louisville … registered four tackles (one for loss), a sack and a pass breakup vs. Miami (Fla.) … led Clemson with 11 tackles (one for loss) and added a half-sack vs. South Carolina.

2021: Put together a career year with a strong finish, ending credited with 28 tackles (6.5 for loss), 4.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in 339 snaps over 13 games (four starts) … All-ACC Academic Team selection … made one tackle vs. No. 5 Georgia … added two stops vs. SC State … credited with two tackles and a half-sack vs. Georgia Tech … added a tackle for loss at NC State … recorded two tackles and a game-clinching fumble recovery vs. Boston College … made three tackles at No. 23 Pitt … added three tackles (0.5 for loss) and a half-sack in his first start of the season vs. Florida State … had a tackle for loss among his three stops at Louisville … added two tackles with a sack vs. UConn … contributed a half-sack among his four tackles vs. No. 13 Wake Forest … recorded a sack and his first career forced fumble among his two tackles at South Carolina … had three tackles including a key sack late in a bowl win against Iowa State, finishing the year with at least half a sack in each of the team’s last four contests.

2020: Credited with 29 tackles (6.0 for loss), 3.5 sacks, two pass breakups and a fumble recovery in 384 snaps over 12 games (six starts) … made his first career start and recorded five tackles (three solo) including a nine-yard sack in his hometown at Wake Forest … added two tackles vs. The Citadel … split a sack amongst his four tackles (two solo) vs. Virginia … made one tackle (for loss) and batted down a pass vs. No. 7 Miami … contributed two tackles and a fumble recovery at Georgia Tech … recorded two tackles and a pass breakup vs. Syracuse … played 26 snaps in Clemson’s 18-point comeback win vs. Boston College … registered a seven-yard sack among his five tackles at No. 4 Notre Dame … posted two tackles (1.5 for loss) at Virginia Tech … added four tackles and a sack in ACC Championship Game vs. No. 2 Notre Dame … made two tackles vs. No. 3 Ohio State prior to exiting Sugar Bowl with an injury.

2019: Credited with 22 tackles (4.5 for loss), two sacks and three pass breakups in 350 snaps in 15 games … recorded two tackles including a sack vs. Georgia Tech … posted a tackle vs. No. 12 Texas A&M … added a tackle, a half-sack and a pass breakup at Syracuse … made one tackle and broke up two passes vs. Charlotte … contributed one tackle at North Carolina and vs. Florida State … added two tackles at Louisville … posted three tackles including a half-sack vs. Boston College … recorded two tackles including one for loss vs. Wofford … made three tackles at NC State … shared a tackle for loss vs. Wake Forest … added two tackles vs. No. 22 Virginia in ACC Championship Game … posted two tackles (0.5 for loss) vs. No. 1 LSU.

2018: Played 39 snaps in four games while redshirting and was credited with nine tackles (2.0 for loss) and a fumble recovery in that time … made debut with one tackle and a fumble recovery in 13 snaps vs. Furman … registered a career-high five tackles, including two for loss, playing near his hometown at Wake Forest.

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