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Henry Melton biography

Date of birth : 1986-10-11
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Cedar Hill, Texas
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-01-07
Credited as : Football player NFL, defensive end for the Chicago Bears, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Henry Melton is a defensive end for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He is an alumnus of the the University of Texas.

NFL Career:

Saw his rookie season derailed by an injury, landing on Injured Reserve on 9/5 prior to the Bears season opener.

2009 SEASON: Played in the preseason, but was placed on Injured Reserve (9/5) prior to the season opener.

College:

Versatile former running back who switched to defensive end during his career at Texas (2005-08)... Played in 49 games (24 at defensive end and 25 at running back) with 11 starts (10 at DE and 1 at RB)... Registered 40 tackles, 4.0 sacks, 11 TFLs, 20 QB pressures, 3 PBUs, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries and a blocked FG... Tabbed honorable mention all-Big 12 by the league's coaches as a senior... Rushed for 625 yards and 16 TDs on 132 carries (4.7 ypc) during his first two seasons with the Longhorns... Finished his freshman season fifth on the all-time UT freshman list with 10 rushing TDs... As a senior, appeared in all 13 games (10 starts) at defensive end... Tabbed honorable mention all-Big 12 by the league's coaches, posting 29 tackles, 4.0 sacks, 10 TFLs, 17 QB pressures, 2 PBUs, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery and 1 blocked FG... Added three tackles, including two TFLs, and two QB pressures in UT's 24-21 victory over No. 10 Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl... As a junior, saw action in 10 games at defensive end after playing on offense his first two seasons... Credited with 11 tackles, 1 TFL, 3 QB pressures, 1 PBU, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery and 3 special teams stops... During sophomore season, saw action in all 13 games, 12 at RB and 1 on defense... Rushed for 193 yards on 45 carries (4.3 avg) to go along with 6 TDs... Gained 63 yards on a career-high 19 carries with two TDs in his first-career start against Sam Houston State... Played in all 13 games at running back as a freshman... Ran for 432 yards on 87 carries to go along with 10 TDs... His 10 rushing TDs ranked third on UT's all-time freshman list... Tallied three multi-TD games... Scored two TDs and posted 34 yards on 13 carries in the Big 12 Championship Game.

Personal:

Four-year letterman at Grapevine H.S.... Second-team All-USA selection by USA Today in 2004... An all-district pick as a running back, posting over 800 yards and scoring eight TDs in his final year at Grapevine... Earned all-district 5-5A honors as a junior while rushing for over 800 yards and 12 TDs... Also gained over 800 yards as a sophomore... Lettered his freshman year and scored the game-winning TD in Grapevine's opening-round playoff win over Azle... Competed in track and field as a freshman, sophomore and junior and played baseball as a freshman... Born in Cedar Hill, Texas and also lived in San Diego, Calif. and Yokosuka, Japan as a child... Graduated with a degree in education... His uncle, Ray Crockett, was a two-time all-SWC pick at Baylor (1985-88) and played 14 years in the NFL with Detroit (1984-93), Denver (1994-2000) and Kansas City (2001-02)... His sister, Kameshia, played volleyball at Auburn (2003-04).


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