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Chad Henne biography

Date of birth : 1985-07-02
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-19
Credited as : Football player NFL, quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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A tough, gritty player, Chad said he received his no nonsense approach from his father, Sheldon. Chad looked up to him and developed his work ethic watching his father work two full-time jobs as both a welder and as a high school and junior high school football coach in Hamburg, Pa. Chad said he remembers accompanying his father to work and watching Sheldon battle the intense heat and sparks as he embraced his blue-collar job. The images of his father coming home with burns all over his face and hands still resonate with Chad today, which is why he is considered so durable and he never complains about being in pain or playing in the cold or the heat.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Originally was the second of two second-round draft choices (57th overall) of the Dolphins in 2008.

PRO
2010 - For the season is 85-132 (64.4%) for 961 yards with five touchdowns and four interceptions for a rating of 86.1 ... Ranks eighth in the AFC in passing ... Started all four games this season ... Started all four preseason games.

DOLPHIN STARTER: The Dolphins are 9-8 in the first 17 starts of his career in Miami, covering his first 13 starts in 2009 (7-6) and his four starts this season (2-2) ... His nine wins in his first 17 career starts is the sixth highest total by any Dolphin quarterback in their first 17 starts with the team.

300-YARD GAMES: Has two 300-yard games this season (302 yards on Oct. 4th vs. New England and 363 yards on Sept. 26th vs. N.Y. Jets) and the Dolphins are 0-2 in those contests ... In his career he has five games of passing for 300 yards or more, and the Dolphins are 1-4 in those contests.

TOUCHDOWN PASSES: Henne has thrown two or more touchdown passes two times this season (two on Oct. 4th vs. New England and Sept. 26th vs. N.Y. Jets) and the Dolphins are 0-2 in those games ... In his career he has thrown two or more touchdown passes four times and the Dolphins are 2-2 in those contests.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS - VS. NEW ENGLAND (OCT. 4): On Oct. 4th vs. New England was 29-39 for 302 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions ... His touchdown passes came on a 19-yard TD pass to Davone Bess and a 28-yard TD pass to Ricky Williams ... It was his fifth career 300-yard passing game ... Coupled with his 363 yards passing in his previous game (Sept. 26th vs. the N.Y. Jets), it marked the second time in his career Henne had back-to-back 300-yard passing games, also accomplishing that on Dec. 20, 2009 at Tennessee (349 yards) and Dec. 27, 2009 vs. Houston (322 yards).

VS. N.Y. JETS (SEPT. 26): On Sept. 26th vs. N.Y. Jets was 26-44 for 363 yards with two touchdowns and one interception ... His touchdown passes came on a three-yard TD pass to Anthony Fasano and an 11-yard TD pass to Brandon Marshall ... At the time his 363 yards passing represented his career high and was also at the time the fifth highest regular season single game yardage total by any Dolphin quarterback other than Dan Marino ... It was his fourth career 300-yard passing game, moving him past Jay Fiedler and Bob Griese into second place in Dolphin history for most 300-yard passing games.

AT MINNESOTA (SEPT. 19): On Sept. 19th at Minnesota was 9-15 for 114 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions ... His touchdown came on a five-yard TD pass to Brian Hartline ... He completed a 46-yard pass to Brandon Marshall to set up that TD, at the time the fifth-longest completion of Henne’s career.

AT BUFFALO (SEPT. 12): On Sept. 12th at Buffalo was 21-34 for 182 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions.

2009 - For the season was 274-451 for 2878 yards with 12 touchdowns and 14 interceptions for a rating of 75.2 ... Started 13 games following the season-ending shoulder injury to Chad Pennington, played in a reserve role once (when Pennington suffered that injury) and was the third quarterback first two games this season ... For the preseason finished 30-51 for 313 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions for a rating of 73.4.

DOLPHINS STARTER: The Dolphins were 7-6 in games he has started this season, the first 13 starts of his career in Miami ... His seven wins in his first 13 career starts is tied for the sixth-highest total by any Dolphin quarterback in their first 13 starts with the team, and he is one of only seven Dolphin quarterbacks to win at least seven of his first 13 games in Miami. When he won his first two starts this year (the first two starts of his career), Henne became the first Dolphin quarterback to win his first two career starts since Damon Huard won his first three career starts in 1999 (16-13 vs. Philadelphia on Oct. 24th, 16-9 at Oakland on Oct. 31st, and 17-0 vs. Tennessee on Nov. 7th) ... Henne became the first Dolphin quarterback to win his first career start since Huard defeated the Eagles in 1999 ... Henne also became just the sixth quarterback in Dolphin history to win his first career start, joining John Stofa, Don Strock, David Woodley, Scott Mitchell, and Huard ... When Henne made his first career start, on Oct. 4th vs. Buffalo, replacing an injured Chad Pennington, he became the 29th different player to start at quarterback for the Dolphins in the club's history. When Henne defeated the Bills 38-10 in his first start on Oct. 4th, the 28-point margin of victory was the most by any quarterback in Dolphin history making their first start ... In that Bills contest Henne threw a five-yard scoring pass to Brian Hartline, his first touchdown pass of his career and the first scoring reception of Hartline's career ... Henne became the eighth quarterback in Dolphin history to throw a touchdown pass in his first career start, along with Rick Norton, John Stofa, Don Strock, Dan Marino, Kyle Mackey, Scott Mitchell, and Sage Rosenfels.

300-YARD GAMES: Has three 300-yard games this season (322 yards on Dec. 27th vs. Houston, 349 yards on Dec. 20th at Tennessee and 335 yards on Dec. 6th vs. New England, his first career 300-yard contest) and the Dolphins are 1-2 in those contests ... In his career he has three games of passing for 300 yards or more, and the Dolphins are 1-2 in those contests ... When he passed for 300 yards in two consecutive contests this season (349 yards o Dec. 20th at Tennessee and 322 yards on Dec. 27th vs. Houston), it marked the first time a Dolphin quarterback threw for 300 or more yards in consecutive games since Dan Marino in 1998 (355 yards vs. Denver on Dec. 21, 1998 and 320 yards at Atlanta on Dec. 27, 1998).

TOUCHDOWN PASSES: Henne has thrown two or more touchdown passes twice this season (two TD passes on Dec. 6th vs. New England and two TD passes on Oct. 12th vs. N.Y. Jets) and the Dolphins are 2-0 in those contests.

FOURTH QUARTER COMEBACKS: Henne has three fourth-quarter or overtime comeback victories this year (and in his career), with three at home and none on the road ... His three fourth quarter comebacks came on Dec. 6th vs. New England, Nov. 15, 2009 vs. Tampa Bay and on Oct. 12, 2009 vs. N.Y. Jets.

CONSECUTIVE COMPLETIONS: Henne completed 17 straight passes on Dec. 13th at Jacksonville, which is tied for the most consecutive completions overall in team history and the most consecutive completions by a Dolphin in a single game.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS - VS. PITTSBURGH (JAN. 3): On Jan. 3rd vs. Pittsburgh was 16-20 for 140 yards with one touchdown and one interception before being forced from the game permanently at the end of the first half with an eye and head injury ... His touchdown pass came on an 11-yard TD toss to Lex Hilliard.

VS. HOUSTON (DEC. 27): On Dec. 27th vs. Houston was 35-55 for 322 yards with one touchdown and one interception ... His touchdown came on a ten-yard TD pass to Lex Hilliard ... At the time his 35 completions and 55 attempts represented single game career highs ... His 35 completions at the time was tied for the third highest single game completion total in Dolphin history (behind only Dan Marino's 39 completions on Nov. 16, 1986 at Buffalo and Marino's 38 completions on Nov. 23, 1997 at New England) ... In addition, Henne's 55 attempts was tied for the sixth highest regular season attempt total (and tied for the seventh highest total including playoffs) in team history ... His 322 yards passing represented his third 300-yard passing game this season and in his career ... In addition, coupled with his 349 yards passing on Dec. 20th at Tennessee, it marked the first time a Dolphin quarterback threw for 300 or more yards in consecutive games since Dan Marino threw for 355 yards on Dec. 21, 1998 vs. Denver, followed by his 320 yards passing on Dec. 27, 1998 at Atlanta.

AT TENNESSEE (DEC. 20): On Dec. 20th at Tennessee was 29-46 for 349 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions ... His touchdown came on a two-yard TD pass to Anthony Fasano with 1:34 left in the 4th quarter to complete the Dolphins' comeback from a 24-9 deficit at the start of the quarter to tie the contest (following the subsequent two-point conversion) at 24-24 in a game the Dolphins eventually lost in overtime 27-24 ... At the time, his 349 yards passing was his single-game career high ... It also was his second 300-yard passing game this season and in his career.

AT JACKSONVILLE (DEC. 13): On Dec. 13th at Jacksonville was 21-29 for 220 yards with no touchdowns and one interception ... Also had four rushes for one yard and one touchdown, coming on a one-yard run ... It was his first career rushing touchdown ... In the game Henne completed 17 straight passes, which is tied for the most consecutive completions overall in Dolphin history and the most consecutive completions in a single game in team history.

VS. NEW ENGLAND (DEC. 6): On Dec. 6th vs. New England was 29-52 for 335 yards with two touchdowns and one interception ... His touchdowns came on a 13-yard scoring pass to Davone Bess and a seven-yard TD pass to Brian Hartline ... At the time his attempts, completions, and yards passing all represented a single game career high ... It was his first career game of throwing for 300 or more yards ... Henne led the Dolphins back from a 21-19 deficit starting the fourth quarter, going 6-16 for 79 yards in the final quarter, culminating in a ten-play, 51-yard drive that resulted in Dan Carpenter's 41-yard field goal with 1:02 left for a 22-21 win ... It was Henne's third fourth-quarter comeback this season and in his career.

AT CAROLINA (NOV. 19): On Nov. 19th at Carolina was 17-29 for 172 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions ... His touchdown came on a 14-yard scoring toss to Ricky Williams.

VS. TAMPA BAY (NOV. 15): On Nov. 15th vs. Tampa Bay was 17-31 for 175 yards with one touchdown and one interception ... His touchdown was a five yard TD pass to Kory Sperry ... Henne led the Dolphins back from a 23-22 deficit with 1:14 left in the game, going 2-3 for 41 yards in the final drive, covering five plays and 77 yards, culminating in a 25-yard field goal with ten seconds left for a 25-22 win ... It was his second fourth quarter comeback this season and in his career.

AT NEW ENGLAND (NOV. 8): On Nov. 8th at New England was 19-34 for 219 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions.

AT N.Y. JETS (NOV. 1): Making his first career NFL start on the road, Henne was 12-21 for 112 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in Miami's 30-25 win ... His touchdown pass was a five yard TD toss to Joey Haynos with 8:48 left in the game to give the Dolphins their finals points in that contest.

VS. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (OCT. 25): On Oct. 25th vs. New Orleans went 18-36 for 211 yards with no touchdown and two interceptions ... Connected on a 67-yard pass to Brian Hartline, at the time the longest pass completion of his career.

VS. N.Y. JETS (OCT. 12): On Oct. 12th vs. N.Y. Jets Henne was 20-26 for 241 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a rating of 130.4 in Miami's 31-27 comeback win ... His touchdown passes came on a two-yard TD pass to Anthony Fasano and a 53-yard TD pass to Ted Ginn ... It was Henne's first career game of two or more touchdown passes ... In addition to his 53-yard pass to Ginn, Henne had a 59-yard completion to Ricky Williams, at the time the longest completion of Henne's career ... Henne's rating of 130.4 was the highest by a Dolphin quarterback since Jay Fiedler had a rating of 154.8 (13-17 for 203 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions) on Oct. 24, 2004 vs. St. Louis ... Henne led the Dolphins back from two deficits in the fourth quarter, first from a 20-17 deficit and then from a 27-24 deficit ... Trailing by that 27-24 margin with 5:12 left in the game, Henne led the Dolphins on a 13-play, 70-yard drive over 5:06 that culminated with a two-yard TD run by Ronnie Brown with six seconds left to give the Dolphins a 31-27 win ... In that final drive, Henne was 3-5 for 34 yards ... The Dolphins scored 21 points in that fourth quarter, with Henne going 9-12 for 121 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in that period ... It was his first career fourth quarter comeback.

VS. BUFFALO (OCT. 4): Made his first NFL start on Oct. 4th vs. Buffalo and was 14-22 for 115 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions for a rating of 92.0 in Miami's 38-10 win ... His touchdown pass was a five-yard scoring pass to Brian Hartline, Henne's first touchdown pass of his career and the first TD reception of Hartline's career ... Henne became the sixth Dolphin quarterback to win his first career start.

AT SAN DIEGO (SEPT. 27): On Sept. 27th at San Diego saw his first action of the season when he entered the game in the third quarter when Chad Pennington was forced permanently from the contest with a shoulder injury ... In that relief role went 10-19 for 92 yards with no touchdowns and one interception, coming when the Chargers' Eric Weddle picked off a pass and returned it 31 yards for a touchdown.

2008 - Played in three regular season games ... Was 7-12 passing for 67 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions for a 74.0 rating ... Made his NFL regular season debut at Arizona (9/14) when he entered the game in the fourth quarter and went 7-12 for 67 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions ... That all came on the Dolphins' last series of the game, which was an 18-play drive covering 89 yards that resulted in a Ronnie Brown one-yard touchdown run ... Henne's first NFL completion came on a 19-yard pass to Derek Hagan on the second play of that series, following an incompletion ... Did not play in AFC Wild Card game vs. Baltimore Ravens (1/4/09) ... Was 40-63 for 351 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions for a rating of 70.3 in four preseason contests ... Made his NFL preseason debut in a reserve role and was 5-10 for 67 yards with no touchdown or interceptions vs. Tampa Bay (8/9) ... Was 17-26 for 133 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions at Jacksonville (8/16) ... His attempts and completions were the most by a Dolphins QB in the preseason since Cleo Lemon was 21-27 for 271 yards vs. St. Louis on Aug. 31, 2006 ... Was 2-7 for 14 yards with no touchdowns and one interception vs. Kansas City (8/23) ... Was 16-20 for 137 yards with one touchdown and one interception at New Orleans (8/28) ... His touchdown came on an eight-yard TD pass to Sean Ryan ... His passing yardage was the most by a Dolphins QB in the preseason since Lemon threw for 271 yards on 21-27 passing vs. St. Louis on Aug. 31, 2006.

COLLEGE
Was a four-year letterman at Michigan (2004-07), who started each of his four seasons ... Compiled a 33-14 record as a starter ... Tossed at least one touchdown pass in 42 of his 47 career games and threw for at least 200 yards in 26 starts ... Completed 828 of 1,387 passes (59.7%) for 9,715 yards with 87 touchdowns and 37 interceptions ... Graduated with school records for career completions, attempts, passing yards and touchdown passes ... Ranked second to Purdue's Drew Brees in career TD passes in Big Ten Conference history ... Finished second in school history with an average of 206.7 yards passing per game ... Started 10 games as a senior in 2007 ... Named first-team All-Big Ten by the conference's coaches ... Completed 162 of 278 passes (58.3%) for 1,938 yards with 17 touchdowns with nine interceptions ... Selected as Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week after leading comeback victory at Michigan State, tossing four touchdown passes on 18 of 33 passing for 211 yards... Earned the Capital One Bowl Most Valuable Player Award after throwing for a school bowl-record 373 passing yards against Florida, completing 25 of 39 passes and three touchdowns against the Gators ... Played in the Senior Bowl ... Started all 13 games as a junior in 2006 ... Named third-team All-American and second-team All-Big Ten by the coaches and media... Was a finalist for the Manning Award and semi-finalist for the Maxwell Award and Davey O'Brien Award ... Completed 203 of 328 passes (61.9%) for 2,508 yards with 22 touchdowns with eight interceptions ... Completed 26 of 41 passes for a season-best 309 yards against Southern California in the Rose Bowl and tossed two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter ... Started all 12 games as a sophomore in 2005 ... Completed 223 of 382 passes (58.4%) for 2,526 yards with 23 touchdowns and eight interceptions ... Led game-winning touchdown drive against Penn State, completing five of six passes for 42 yards, including the game-winning touchdown pass as time expired to secure a 27-25 victory ... Accounted for four touchdowns against Nebraska in the Alamo Bowl, completing 21 of 43 passes for 270 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for a career-best 38 yards on 13 carries, including a 7-yard TD run ... Started all 12 games as a freshman in 2004 ... Became the first true freshman quarterback in Big Ten history to lead his team to the conference title ... Named honorable mention All-Big Ten by the coaches and media ... Was a consensus first-team Freshman All-American ... Completed 240 of 399 passes (60.2%) for 2,743 yards and 25 touchdowns ... Finished as the top true freshman quarterback, statistically, in Michigan and Big Ten history... Tied school record for most touchdown passes in a season (25, shared by Elvis Grbac in 1991) and finished 16th nationally in touchdown passes ... Threw at least one touchdown pass in all 12 games and had eight multi-touchdown games ... Completed 33 of 49 passes for 328 yards, all freshman records at Michigan, against Minnesota ... Tossed four touchdown passes against Michigan State as he completed 24 of 35 passes for 273 yards ... Threw a career-high 54 passes at Ohio State, completing 27 of those attempts for 328 yards and two touchdowns ... Tied a Rose Bowl record with four touchdown passes and completed 18 of 34 passes for 227 yards against Texas ... Earned degree in general studies.

PERSONAL
Married (Brittany) ... A native of Wyomissing, Pa., Henne attended Wilson High School in West Lawn, Pa ... Set the Pennsylvania District III all-time passing and touchdown records (7,071 yards and 74 touchdowns) ... Completed 147 of 249 passes for 1,743 yards and 19 scores his senior season, when he also rushed for 450 yards and five scores ... Hit on 64.4 percent of his passes for 2,088 yards, 23 touchdowns and three interceptions while rushing for more than 600 yards and six touchdowns as a junior ... Also competed in track and was timed at 11.2 in the 100-meters and threw the javelin a career-best 195.5 feet ... Was a two-year starter on the basketball team, averaging eight points and eight rebounds per game as a senior ... Lists “Entourage” as favorite television show, Brad Paisley as favorite recording artist and “Tuesdays with Morrie” as favorite book ... Growing up, Joe Montana was favorite professional athlete ... Enjoys playing golf in spare time ... Participated in the Miami Dolphins Foundation’s fishing and golf tournaments and Kid’s Fishing Clinic ... Worked with the Kids and Fins Publix Shopping Spree as well as the Cooperative Feeding Program ... Took part in the inaugural Miami Dolphins Touchdown For Life Blood Drive ... Part of the Ross Field naming and youth clinic at Miami Beach High School ... Provided tents and joined families in Little Haiti to speak with their families back in Haiti ... Full name is Chad Steven Henne, born July 2, 1985.

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