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Former Badger safety Aaron Henry hired by Rutgers

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Rutgers Athletic Department) Rutgers head football coach Chris Ash named Aaron Henry assistant defensive backs coach, it was announced today. A Big Ten student-athlete, Henry played at Wisconsin from 2007-11, playing for Ash the final two seasons and serving as a graduate assistant at Arkansas with Ash.

A native of Immokalee, Fla., Henry spent the last two seasons as a defensive graduate assistant focusing on the secondary at Arkansas. Reunited with head coach Bret Bielema, the Razorbacks picked up five Southeastern Conference victories in 2015 to earn a berth in the Liberty Bowl. In 2014, Arkansas became the first unranked team in college football history to post back-to-back shutouts against ranked opponents and won the Texas Bowl.

At Wisconsin, Henry appeared in 52 games and made 32 starts, compiling 181 tackles, including seven for loss with 4.5 sacks, seven interceptions and 23 passes defensed. He helped lead the Badgers to three consecutive Big Ten titles, including victories in each of the first two Big Ten Championship Games. He was part of three Wisconsin teams that became the first Big Ten program to play in the Rose Bowl three straight years since the 1976-78 seasons.

As a senior with Ash as a the defensive coordinator, Henry was an All-Big Ten first team performer, starting all 14 games and finishing the year with 67 tackles, including three for loss with one sack, four interceptions and seven passes defensed. In 2010, he was an All-Big Ten second team selection after he collected 58 tackles, three fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, two interceptions and nine passes defensed. He began his career in 2007 as an honorable mention Freshman All-American and Freshman All-Big Ten first team honoree. He sat out the 2008 season while recovering from an injury and returned in 2009 to play in all 13 games.

Following college, Henry spent time in camp with the Oakland Raiders.

Henry was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and graduated from Wisconsin with a bachelor’s degree in consumer affairs in business management in 2011.

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