Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Willie Henry

Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Willie Henry

December 28, 2017

Willie Henry

Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Willie Henry notched 5 tackles and 1 sack in a 23-16 win over the Indianapolis Colts. He now has 33 tackles, 3.5 sacks, and 5 pass breakups this season.


  • New England Patriots QB Tom Brady was 21/28 for 224 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception in a 37-16 win over the Buffalo Bills
  • Dallas Cowboys DE Taco Charlton had 2 tackles and 1 sack in a 21-12 loss to the Seattle Seahawks
  • Seahawks DE Frank Clark made 4 tackles and 1 sack in the same game
  • Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess caught 3 passes for 11 yards in a 22-19 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Minnesota Vikings LB Ben Gedeon made 4 tackles in a 16-0 win over the Green Bay Packers
  • Philadelphia Eagles DE Brandon Graham made 4 tackles in a 19-10 win over the Oakland Raiders
  • San Francisco 49ers CB Leon Hall made 5 tackles in a 44-33 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Dallas Cowboys CB Jourdan Lewis made 2 tackles in the loss to the Seahawks
  • Cleveland Browns S Jabrill Peppers made 3 tackles and returned 4 punts for 27 yards in a 20-3 loss to Da Bears
  • Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls had 5 carries for 20 yards in the win over the Cowboys
  • Packers LB Jake Ryan made 11 tackles in a 16-0 loss to the Vikings
  • Denver Broncos S Dymonte Thomas made 2 tackles in his NFL debut, a 27-11 loss to the Washington Redskins


  1. Comments: 1357
    Joined: 8/13/2015
    Dec 28, 2017 at 7:19 AM

    Dymonte Thomas. Probably the single best example of a wasted redshirt opportunity in recent history.

    I don’t have a lot of issue with Mason Cole or Bredeson stepping in as true freshmen because we had massive holes to fill resultant from empty recruiting classes, but burning Thomas’ shirt in exchange for a punt block on the Chippewas was bonehead.

    • Comments: 3845
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Dec 29, 2017 at 9:46 PM

      Agreed. I didn’t see a reason for Thomas to play at the time – given how he looked on the field – and it makes even less sense now. Not only would he have been better than our safeties this season, but he might have allowed someone like Brad Hawkins or J’Marick Woods to redshirt. Those things can trickle down, because we could be saying something similar about Hawkins or Woods in a few years.

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