By Tim Kowols
Former Packers Tight End Mitchell Henry has died after battling leukemia for just under a year. Henry appeared at two training camps with the Packers in 2015 and 2016 with stops in Denver and Baltimore on his NFL journey. The Western Kentucky standout caught 78 passes, 1,094 yards, and 12 touchdowns in 46 games with the Hilltoppers before appearing in two contests with the Broncos. According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, doctors found a growth in his chest shortly after being cut by the Ravens last year and discovered it was acute myeloid leukemia. Henry was just 24 years old.
Sad to hear about Mitchell Henry. Was a joy to be around. Rest In Peace Catfish, you are missed. Thoughts and prayers are with your family— Corey Linsley (@Linsley71) June 30, 2017
I'm hurt thinking about my guy Mitch. There's a lot of things I still don't understand. 🙏🏾🙇🏾❤️ God bless his wife and his family— Ty Montgomery (@TyMontgomery2) June 30, 2017
Watch over me baby boy. Mitchell Henry. 😇Cheesehead family will never forget you.🧀— Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (@haha_cd6) June 30, 2017
Enjoy every day life. You never know when it will get cut short #RIPMitch— Lane Taylor (@lanetaylor65) June 30, 2017
My heart hurts. So sad. https://t.co/pHXhhuOmN7— Mason Crosby (@crosbykicks2) July 1, 2017