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Cedric Henry
Cedric Henry

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sarasota, Fla.

High School:
Booker

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 182

Position:
CB

Birthdate:
02/12/1979

Experience:
3L


Returns to the starting lineup after a year?s absence . . . widely considered one of the top cover corners in the Big Ten . . . should emerge as a top contender for the Jim Thorpe Award, which is presented annually to the nation?s top defensive back . . . ranked among the nation?s top cornerbacks by Lindy?s (No. 14) . . . preseason second-team All-Big Ten selection by Lindy?s . . . already ranks among Michigan State?s all-time leaders in pass break-ups (second with 41) . . . 2001 SEASON: Declared academically ineligible for the entire 2001 season just two weeks prior to the opener vs. Central Michigan . . . AS A JUNIOR: Second-team All-Big Ten pick by the media . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten choice by the coaches . . . shared MSU Outstanding Underclass Back Award with wide receiver Herb Haygood and tailback T.J. Duckett . . . started all 11 games at left corner in 2000 and played 330.5 minutes . . . registered 45 tackles (27 solos, 18 assists) . . . a key figure in a Spartan secondary that led the Big Ten and ranked seventh nationally in pass defense, allowing only 164.1 yards per game . . . led the Big Ten in pass break-ups (24) and finished third in interceptions (5) . . . had five stops each vs. Purdue (4-1), Northwestern (4-1) and Notre Dame (1-4) . . . also picked off a pass vs. Notre Dame . . . came up with interceptions in back-to-back games vs. Illinois and Ohio State . . . recorded a season-high 10 tackles (7-3) vs. Missouri . . . selected Spartan Defensive Player of the Week vs. Marshall after intercepting two passes and breaking up five other throws . . . his 118 interception return yards rank fifth on MSU?s single-season charts . . . AS A SOPHOMORE: Saw action in the last nine games of the 1999 season and played 102.5 minutes . . . sidelined for the first three games of the year after suffering a lower-back injury in the Aug. 23 scrimmage . . . credited with 18 tackles (14 solos, 4 assists) and four pass break-ups . . . had four stops each vs. Penn State (4-0), Purdue (4-0) and Illinois (2-2) . . . also recorded a tackle for loss vs. Purdue (3 yards) . . . averaged 19.0 yards on four punt returns . . . his first career punt return went 70 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter vs. Iowa . . . credited with three solo tackles and four pass break-ups in the 1999 Green-White spring game . . . AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in all 12 games as a true freshman in 1998 and played 224.5 minutes . . . recorded 52 tackles (32 solos, 20 assists) and ranked second on the team with 13 pass break-ups . . . had a season-high 12 tackles (7-5) and three pass break-ups vs. Purdue . . . delivered on of Sports Illustrated?s ?Top 10 Plays of the Year? in MSU?s 28-24 upset win over top-ranked Ohio State, breaking up a pass intended for David Boston in the end zone in the game?s final minute . . . contributed eight stops (3-5) vs. Minnesota . . . credited with three PBUs vs. Central Michigan . . . made six tackles (4-2) vs. Oregon . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to PrepStar?s All-Southeast Region Team . . . earned first-team all-state honors as a defensive back in 1997 . . . first-team all-area pick as a running back . . . district MVP . . . selected to play in the Florida North-South All-Star Game . . . rushed for 971 yards (7.5 avg.) and 12 touchdowns as a senior . . . had 18 catches for 425 yards (23.6 avg.) and five TDs in ?97 . . . also recorded 41 tackles and four interceptions as a senior . . . finished prep career as Booker High School?s all-time leading rusher with 3,400 yards . . . played for coach LeRoy Ryals at Booker High School in Sarasota, Fla. . . . runs 4.3 in the 40 . . . born Feb. 12, 1979 . . . majoring in merchandise management.


Henry?s Career Statistics
		G/GS	UT	AT	TM	TFL-Yds.	INT-Yds.	PBU
1998		12/1	32	20	52	0-0		0-0		13
1999		9/0	14	4	18	1-3		0-0		4
2000		11/11	27	18	45	1-3		5-118		24
Career		32/12	73	42	115	2-6		5-118		41

Henry?s Career Highs Tackles: 12, vs. Purdue (1998) Tackles for Losses: 1, two times (last vs. Northwestern, 2000) Interceptions: 2, vs. Marshall (2000) Pass Break-Ups: 5, vs. Marshall (2000)

Henry?s Game-By-Game Statistics 1998 Defense UT AT TM INT PBU Colorado State 2 1 3 0-0 0 Oregon 4 2 6 0-0 1 Notre Dame 0 3 3 0-0 0 Michigan 2 1 3 0-0 0 Central Michigan 3 0 3 0-0 3 Indiana 2 0 2 0-0 0 Minnesota 3 5 8 0-0 0 Northwestern 2 1 3 0-0 1 Ohio State 3 0 3 0-0 2 Purdue 7 5 12 0-0 3 Illinois 3 1 4 0-0 1 Penn State 1 1 2 0-0 2 Totals 32 20 52 0-0 13

1999 Defense UT AT TM INT PBU Oregon DNP Eastern Michigan DNP Notre Dame DNP Illinois 2 2 4 0-0 1 Iowa 1 0 1 0-0 1 Michigan 2 0 2 0-0 0 Purdue 4 0 4 0-0 0 Wisconsin 0 0 0 0-0 0 Ohio State 0 0 0 0-0 0 Northwestern 1 2 3 0-0 0 Penn State 4 0 4 0-0 1 Florida 0 0 0 0-0 1 Totals 14 4 18 0-0 4

2000 Defense UT AT TM INT PBU Marshall 2 1 3 2-43 5 Missouri 7 3 10 0-0 1 Notre Dame 1 4 5 1-10 2 Northwestern 4 1 5 0-0 0 Iowa 2 4 6 0-0 1 Wisconsin 1 1 2 0-0 2 Michigan 2 2 4 0-0 4 Illinois 2 1 3 1-33 3 Ohio State 0 0 0 1-32 3 Purdue 4 1 5 0-0 0 Penn State 2 0 2 0-0 3 Totals 27 18 45 5-118 24

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