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January 20, 2016 | Football

Pat and Mickey Donovan with Jersey and Patricia HenryPat and Mickey Donovan with Jersey and Patricia Henry

Football recruit Jersey Henry to beef up StingersÂ’ defence

Defensive co-ordinator Patrick Donovan is thrilled to welcome Jersey Henry, another outstanding defensive back from the Vanier College football program, to the Concordia Stingers family.

“I’m very excited to have Jersey with us,” Donovan said. “He has good size and exceptional athletic ability. He’s a fast defensive back who plays like a linebacker. He covers a lot of ground.”

Henry, a six-foot-one, 200-pound resident of LaSalle, Que., played both safety and halfback for the Vanier Cheetahs where he played Cégep Division 1 football the last two seasons.Previously he attended the Niagara Football Academy (now Canada Prep) and played youth football in the LaSalle and North Shore minor systems.

Henry’s best 40-time is 4.58 (hand held) and his top vertical leap is 33 inches. He earns a lot of respect for his versatility as his athleticism allows him to excel at several positions. He will pursue his university career as a halfback/safety.

“Concordia feels like the best fit for me both academically and with football,” Henry said. “Basically the Stingers’ program is going in the right direction and I want to be a part of it. I also feel good about the coaches – Mickey Donovan (head coach), Pat Donovan and Nate Taylor (defensive backs coach).”