Former 'Last Chance U' QB set to make his first FBS start
Malik Henry’s dream is finally coming true.
The one-time quarterback from the Netflix series “Last Chance U,” is set to make his first FBS start for Nevada this week at home against San Jose State, Chris Murray of Nevada Sports Net reported. Henry gets the start after he lost the preseason competition to Carson Strong. Henry got some action earlier this season as Strong was injured. The Wolfpack are 3-2 this season, and coming off a 54-3 loss to Hawaii.
Henry is 3-for-3 passing for 28 yards this season.
“It’s been a work in progress,” coach Jay Norvell said. “He’s a very interesting person once you get to know him. In any kind of working relationship, you don’t get to know somebody in a month or two months, and you have to go through different situations with them. I’ve said it before, playing quarterback is more than just going out on the field and throwing the ball around. You have to prepare, you have to go to class, you have to take care of business off the field with your teammates. He just had to earn the trust and respect of everybody involved with him, the coaching staff.”
Henry was at one point a 5-star recruit, but signed as a 4-star to Florida State in 2016. He was viewed as an unpopular figure at Independence Community College on the Netflix series after he was portrayed as a player who fought with coaches and teammates.
At Independence, Henry played one season and saw action in two games and completed 19-of-43 of his passes for 237 yards and one touchdown.
— Last Chance U (@LastChanceUAlum) October 7, 2019