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  Taj Henley

Taj Henley

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Richmond, Va.

High School:
George Wythe

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 232

Position:
OLB

Experience:
3L

2007: Played in 12 games ... Recorded 27 solo and 38 assisted tackles ... Made seven tackles for losses, totaling 17 yards ... Picked 1.5 sacks ... Picked off one pass on defense ... Broke up two passes ... Recovered one fumble on defense ... Set career highs in both total tackles with ten and tackles for losses with two against Toledo (Oct. 20) ... Against Bowling Green (Oct. 27), he recorded his first career sack.

2006: Played in all 14 games on special teams and as a back-up linebacker ... Made 14 tackles, including 2.5 for loss ... Recorded his first career sack with an assist against Buffalo ... Had a season-high three tackles against Western Michigan and Buffalo.

2005: Played in all 11 games as a reserve linebacker and special teams player ... Ended the campaign with 25 tackles, 15 of which were solo ...Had a career-high eight tackles vs. Virginia Tech ... Recorded his first career tackle for loss against Akron ... Blocked a punt at Bowling Green, the second of his career.

2004: Played in nine games, contributing on special teams as well as defense ... Missed contests against Toledo and Bowling Green due to an ankle injury ... Blocked a punt in the second quarter vs. Pittsburgh ... Picked off a pass and returned it 20 yards at Central Florida to set up the first touchdown of game ... Was named Scout Team Player of the Week for his practice efforts leading up to the Buffalo game.

2003: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner in both football and basketball ... Combined for 301 tackles and 32 sacks throughout his high school career ... Enjoyed his best season as a junior with 113 tackles, 10 sacks, two interceptions and a pair of touchdowns ... A two-time all-district selection ... Named all-region and honorable mention all-metro as a junior ... Was the Bulldogs' Defensive MVP his junior and senior seasons ... President of his class each year.

PERSONAL: A social criminology major ... Son of Belinda Henley.