Henry named Nevada’s week-seven starter

We wrote about former Florida State quarterback Malik Henry’s move to Nevada earlier in the offseason. The once highly-touted signal-caller impressed during the Wolf Pack’s spring game but he was unable to come out on top as the starting quarterback after dealing with a few ailments. Instead, he’s held down a backup role through the first five games of the season.

That’s about to change. On Monday, head coach Jay Norvell announced that Henry would make the first FBS start of his career against San Jose State. The move comes following a dreadful performance against Hawaii. The Wolf Pack lost 54-3 at home while QB’s Cristian Solano and Carson Strong combined to go 18/31 for 105 yards and two interceptions.

“It’s been a work in progress,” Norvell said on Nevada’s quarterback struggles. “Malik is a very talented young man, he’s a very interesting person once you get to know him.”

“He just had to earn the trust and respect of everybody involved. Quarterback is unlike any other position.”

After tough stints at FSU and Independence Community College, it sounds like Henry is finally starting to get on the right track. From what we can tell, he hasn’t been a distraction to his teammates despite starting the season as a backup. Now, he’ll get his opportunity to take over.

The former five-star prospect certainly has the talent and arm strength to be a capable player. Now he just needs to put it all together and seize the opportunity in front of him.

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