Real tight ends wear pink and also accept invitations to the to the Under Armour All-American game.
Arkansas commitment Hunter Henry (6-6, 240), averaging 10 catches and 107 yards per game this season, did both of those things last week as his Pulaski Academy team won its sixth straight game.
"It was real cool wearing the pink jerseys for Brest Cancer Awareness month," Henry said of the "Pink Out" game in which the fans dressed in the color as well. "Adidas made them for us. Breast cancer affects so many people and to be able to do something to bring awareness is something that we were really proud to do. It touches so many lives."
Henry, who has 69 catches for 858 yards and 10 touchdowns this season, played pretty good in pink as he had 13 catches for 130 yards and three scores in his team's 57-32 win over Sylvan Hills.
Pulaski Academy started the season 1-2, but that has rebounded to rip off the half dozen wins in a row.
"I think our nonconference schedule really got us prepared to go for our conference one," Henry said. "We also got some guys back from injury and really kind of turned it on."
Henry, a four-star talent ranked 70th overall in the country by Scout.com, is one of 90 players that will play in the Under Armour game and he was given his was given his game jersey Friday in a ceremony at the school.
"It was a really cool deal and something I'm very honored to be a part of," said Henry, Scout's No. 3 tight end nationally. "I'm really looking forward to the game and being around a lot of great players."
He also got invites from the US Army All-American game and in the Semper Fi game, but decided the Under Armour game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on Friday, Jan. 4 at 5 p.m. was the one for him.
The game will be televised by ESPN and is scheduled to feature the top-ranked players in the country at each of the following positions - quarterback, tailback, center, defensive end, defensive tackle, inside linebacker, outside linebacker, cornerback and athlete.
The players will practice at ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando and the game will feature former NFL head coaches Steve Mariucci and Herm Edwards.
"That was the one that I have watched on TV and it just seemed like where a lot of the top guys were going," Henry said. "It's also fun to go down sure Orlando anytime you can. It just seemed like the right one for me."
Arkansas also remains the right one for Henry, who was on hand at the Razorbacks' 30-27 loss to Ole Miss Saturday in Little Rock.
The Razorbacks started the season 1-4, but had won their last two games coming into the game with the Rebels.
"The start of the season was so tough and they really had to deal with a lot of adversity," Henry said. "But I am very proud of the way they have shown character and battled back. I still am very proud to say that I'm going to be a Razorback. We have a great program and a great school."
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