Honors & Awards
- First-Team All-Big 12 (Unanimous, 2010)
- Honorable-Mention All-Big 12 (AP, 2010)
- Pat Clare Award
Senior offensive guard Ricky Henry emerged as one of the leaders of a strong Nebraska offensive line in 2010. The unit saw all five starters in place for all 14 games, and that continuity helped the Huskers lead the Big 12 in rushing offense at nearly 250 rushing yards per game. The line also allowed three Nebraska runners to top 900 yards on the year, including Roy Helu Jr. who has surpassed the 1,000-yard barrier for a second straight season.
Individually, Henry was the only offensive lineman to start every game in both the 2009 and 2010 seasons. The play of the tenacious Omaha native has been recognized as he was a first-team All-Big 12 choice by both the league’s head coaches and the Associated Press. Henry became the first Nebraska offensive lineman since Toniu Fonoti in 2001 to earn first-team All-Big 12 accolades.
Henery started all 14 games at right guard. His play helped Nebraska rack up 10 games with 200 rushing yards, including back-to-back 300-yard rushing efforts early in the year vs. Idaho and Washington. NU also posted a 451-yard rushing effort at Kansas State, the most by a Nebraska offense in seven seasons. Nebraska runners have produced 12 100-yard rushing games behind Henry and his crew, including three 100-yard rushers at Washington and a pair of runners over the century mark in two other games.
Henry secured a starting spot during fall camp and went on to start every game at right guard. His play helped ease the transition for first-year starting quarterback Zac Lee, and also aided Nebraska junior I-back Roy Helu Jr. to the 29th 1,000-yard rushing season in school history. Nebraska also ranked in the top 40 nationally in fewest sacks allowed per game.
Henry sat out his first season at Nebraska as a redshirt.
Before Nebraska (Burke HS/North Dakota State College of Science)
Henry originally signed with Nebraska in 2006, but spent two seasons at the North Dakota State College of Science, where he was a standout on the offensive line. Henry started every game at right guard in his two seasons at the school. In 2007, Henry earned first-team all-region honors for Coach Chuck Parsons.
Henry attended Omaha Burke, where he earned two first-team Class A all-state honors. In 2005, Henry was named to the Omaha World-Herald's All-Nebraska team and the Lincoln Journal Star's Super-State squad. Henry made his biggest mark on defense with 84 tackles, including 27 tackles for loss as a senior, and another 107 tackles during his junior season.
Henry also starred in wrestling, winning the Class A state heavyweight title as a senior, after earning runner-up honors in his junior season. Henry was the first Husker scholarship recruit from Omaha Burke since Adam Julch and Aaron Wills signed with the Huskers in 1995. In addition to Nebraska, Henry also received offers from Colorado and Houston.
Henry was born on July 27, 1987, and is the son of Maria Henry and Rick Henry.
- 28 (14 in 2009; 14 in 2010)
- 28 (14 in 2009; 14 in 2010)