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Chad Henne
QB #7
Height:
6-3
Weight:
230
College:
Michigan
Hometown:
West Lawn, PA
Experience:
4

Biography

FINS FACT
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 never complains about being in pain or playing in the cold or the heat.
FINS FACT
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 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 - Played in 15 games with 14 starts . . . Completed 301 of 490 passes (61.4%) for 3,301 yards with 15 touchdowns and 19 interceptions for a rating of 75.4 . . .
    
300-YARD PASSING GAMES: Henne has six career 300-yard passing games, with three  occurring during both the 2010 and 2009 seasons . . . He joins Dan Marino (13 times) as the only quarterbacks in Dolphins history to have multiple 300-yard games in more than one season . . . Overall, Henne’s six 300-yard games are the second-most regular season 300-yard games, behind only Dan Marino (63) in team history . . .
    
AMONG QUARTERBACKS DRAFTED FROM 2008-10: Among all of the 38 quarterbacks drafted over the past three years (2008-10), Henne’s six 300-yard games are the most by any of those quarterbacks . . .
    
GAME HIGHLIGHTS – at Buffalo (9/12): Was 21-34 for 182 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions . . .
    
at MINNESOTA (9/19): Completed 9-15 for 114 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions . . . His touchdown came on a five-yard pass to Brian Hartline . . . He completed a 46-yard pass to Brandon Marshall to set up the touchdown, at the time the fifth-longest completion of Henne’s career . . .
    
VS. NY Jets (9/26): Threw for two touchdowns and one interception on 26 of 44 for 363 yards . . . His touchdown passes came on a three-yard pass to Anthony Fasano and an 11-yard pass to Brandon Marshall . . . His 363 yards passing represents his career high and was also at the time the fifth-highest regular season single game yardage total by any Dolphins quarterback other than Dan Marino . . . At the time it was his fourth career 300-yard passing game, moving him past Jay Fiedler and Bob Griese into second place in Dolphins history for most 300-yard passing games . . .
    
VS. New England (10/4): Was 28-38 for 305 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions . . . His touchdown passes came on a 19-yard pass to Davone Bess and a 28-yard pass to Ricky Williams . . . It was his fifth career 300-yard passing game and 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, something he also accomplished on Dec. 20, 2009 at Tennessee (349 yards) and Dec. 27, 2009 vs. Houston (322 yards) . . .
    
At Green Bay (10/17): Completed 23-39 for 231 yards with two touchdowns and one interception . . . His touchdowns came on a two-yard pass to Davone Bess and a 22-yard pass to Anthony Fasano . . . The touchdown toss to Fasano broke a 13-13 tie to give the Dolphins the lead with 5:20 left in the fourth quarter in a game they would go on to win 23-20 in overtime . . .
    
VS. PITTSBURGH (10/24): Was 23-36 for 257 yards with one touchdown and one interception . . . His touchdown came on a 26-yard pass to Davone Bess . . .
    
At Cincinnati (10/31): Passed Don Strock to move into fifth place among the Dolphins career passing yards leaders as he hit on 24-37 for 217 yards with one interception . . .
    
VS. TENNESSEE (11/14): Played in relief of Chad Pennington when Pennington suffered a right shoulder injury during the Dolphins’ first possession of the game . . . Henne then suffered an injury to his left knee in the third quarter forcing him permanently from the game as well . . .
    
VS. CHICAGO (11/18): Was the third quarterback while recovering from a knee injury . . .
    
At Oakland (11/28): Threw for 307 yards on 17-30 passing for 307 yards with two touchdowns and one interception . . . His touchdown passes came on a 29-yard throw to Patrick Cobbs and a 57-yard pass to Marlon Moore . . . At the time, his pass to Moore was the Dolphins’ longest play from scrimmage in 2010 . . . It was Henne’s third 300-yard passing game of the season and the sixth 300-yard passing game of his career . . . It was the fourth time in 2010 and the sixth time in his career he threw two or more touchdown passes in a game . . .
    
VS. CLEVELAND (12/5): Was 16-32 for 174 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions . . . His touchdown came on an 11-yard pass to Anthony Fasano  . . .
    
AT N.Y. JETS (12/12): Completed 5-18 for 55 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions at N.Y. Jets (12/12) . . . His touchdown pass was a six-yard toss to Brandon Marshall which turned out to be the only touchdown of the game . . .
    
VS. BUFFALO (12/19): Hit on 33-45 for 276 yards with one touchdown and one interception . . . His touchdown was a nine-yard pass to Brandon Marshall . . . At the time his 33 completions was the second-highest single-game total of his career while his 45 attempts was his fourth highest single game total . . .  
    
VS. Detroit (12/26): Passed David Woodley to move into fourth place among the Dolphins career passing yards leaders . . . He was 29-44 for 278 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions . . . His touchdown came on a 13-yard pass to Davone Bess.

2009 - Played in 14 games with 13 starts as he replaced the injured Chad Pennington as the Dolphins starting quarterback . . . Completed 274 of 451 passes (60.75%) for 2,878 with 12 touchdowns and 14 interceptions for a passer rating of 75.2 . . .
    
CONSECUTIVE COMPLETIONS: Henne completed 17 straight passes against Jacksonville on December 13, 2009, which tied Chad Pennington’s team-record effort during games 13 and 14 in 2008, for the most consecutive completions overall in Dolphins history . . . In addition, Henne’s 17 straight completions in the Jaguars contest also set the record for the most consecutive completions in a single game in team history . . . The previous record of 13 was held by Earl Morrall (12/1/75) and Dan Marino (11/10/96) . . .
    
FOURTH QUARTER COMEBACK VICTORIES: Henne has three career fourth-quarter or overtime comeback victories, all occurring in 2009, with three at home and none on the road . . .    
FAST STARTS: When he won his first two starts of 2009 (the first two starts of his career), Henne became the first Dolphins 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. 24; 16-9 at Oakland on Oct. 31 and 17-0 vs. Tennessee on Nov. 7) . . . Henne became the first Dolphins quarterback to win his first career start since Huard defeated the Eagles in 1999 . . . Henne also became just the sixth quarterback in Dolphins history to win his first career start, joining John Stofa, Don Strock, David Woodley, Scott Mitchell, and Huard . . .
    
GAME HIGHLIGHTS – AT SAN DIEGO (9/27): Saw first action of the 2009 season replacing Chad Pennington during the third quarter . . . Completed 10 of 19 passes for 92 yards with one interception in his relief role . . .
    
VS. BUFFALO (10/4): Became the 12th Miami quarterback to win first Dolphins start, and just the sixth to win first NFL career start . . . Completed 14 of 22 passes for 115 yards and one touchdown for a passer rating of 92.0 . . . His five-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter to Brian Hartline was the first touchdown pass of his career . . .
    
VS. N.Y. JETS (10/12): Excelled in the national spotlight with a career performance in leading the Dolphins to a 31-27 comeback win on Monday Night Football . . . It was his first career fourth quarter comeback . . . Connected on 20 of 26 passes for 241 and two touchdowns for a career-high 130.4 passer rating . . . The figure was the highest passer rating by a Dolphin since Jay Fiedler  had a rating of 154.8 on October 24, 2004 against 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 . . . 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 . . . 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 . . . On that final drive, Henne was 3-5 for 34 yards . . .   
    
VS. NEW ORLEANS (10/25): Went 18-36 for 211 yards with no touchdown and two interceptions . . . Connected on a season-long 67-yard pass to Brian Hartline . . .
    
AT N.Y. JETS (11/1): 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 toss to Joey Haynos with 8:48 left in the game that capped the Dolphins scoring . . .
    
VS. TAMPA BAY (11/15): Helped the Dolphins to a victory over their in-state rival  as he was 17-31 for 175 yards with one touchdown and one interception . . . His touchdown was a five yard 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 . . . The come from behind victory over the Bucs was his second fourth quarter comeback of the season and in his career . . .
    
AT CAROLINA (11/19): Was 17-29 for 172 yards with one touchdown, a 14-yard pass to Ricky Williams, and no interceptions on a national stage during the NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football telecast  . . .
    
VS. NEW ENGLAND (11/19): Finished 29-52 for 335 yards with two touchdowns and one interception . . . 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 and the first Dolphins 300-yard passing performance since Chad Pennington’s 341 yards against New England (11/23/08) . . . 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 in 2009 and in his career . . .
    
AT JACKSONVILLE (12/13): Made his way in to the Dolphins record books as he was 21-29 for 220 yards with no touchdowns and one interception ... Also had four rushes for one yard and one touchdown . . . The rushing touchdown, which came on a one yard run, was the first rushing touchdown of his career . . . In the game, Henne completed 17 straight passes, which tied him with Chad Pennington’s effort during games 13 and 14 in 2008, for the most consecutive completions overall in Dolphins history . . . Henne’s 17 straight completions also set the record for the most consecutive completions in a single game in team history . . . The previous record of 13 was held by Earl Morrall (12/1/75) and Dan Marino (11/10/96) . . .
    
AT TENNESSEE (12/20): Threw for a season high of 349 yards on 29-46 passes with one touchdown and three interceptions . . . His touchdown came on a two-yard pass to Anthony Fasano with 1:34 left in the fourth 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 . . . It also was his second 300-yard passing game of the season and in his career . . . Henne’s 349 yards were the most by a Dolphins quarterback since Joey Harrington’s 414 yards against Green Bay (10/22/06) . . .
    
VS. HOUSTON (12/27): Went 35-55 for 322 yards with one touchdown, a ten-yard pass to Lex Hilliard, and one interception . . . Set season and career marks with 35 completions and 55 attempts . . . His 35 completions tied for the third-highest single-game completion total in Dolphins history, behind only Dan Marino’s 39 completions at Buffalo (11/16/86) and Marino’s 38 completions at New England (11/23/97) . . . 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 during the 2009 season and in his career . . . In addition, coupled with his 349 yards passing on Dec. 20th at Tennessee, it marked the first time a Dolphins quarterback threw for 300 or more yards in consecutive games since Dan Marino threw for 355 yards vs. Denver (12/21/98), followed by his 320 yards passing at Atlanta (12/27/98) . . .     
    
VS. PITTSBURGH (1/3/10): Closed out the 2009 campaign 16-20 for 140 yards with one touchdown, an 11-yard pass to Lex Hilliard, and one interception before being forced from the game permanently at the end of the first half with an eye and head injury.

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. . . Participated in the Miami Dolphins Foundation Fishing and Golf Tournaments, the Kid’s Fishing Clinic as well as the Lauren’s Kids Foundation Golf Tournament . . . Worked with the Kids and Fins Publix Shopping Spree as well as the Cooperative Feeding Program . . . Took part in the 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 following the deadly earthquakes . . . 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 . . .  Full name is Chad Steven Henne, born July 2, 1985.
Passing
YearTeamGAttCompPctAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDTD%IntInt%Lng20+40+SckSckYRate
TOTAL 61 1,876 1,117 59.5 30.8 12,439 6.6 203.9 55 2.9 62 3.3 81 143 19 133 833 75.3
2013 JAC 15 503 305 60.6 33.5 3,241 6.4 216.1 13 2.6 14 2.8 62T 37 5 38 243 76.5
2012 JAC 10 308 166 53.9 30.8 2,084 6.8 208.4 11 3.6 11 3.6 81T 30 5 28 169 72.2
2011 MIA 4 112 64 57.1 28 868 7.8 217 4 3.6 4 3.6 41 16 1 11 67 79
2010 MIA 15 490 301 61.4 32.7 3,301 6.7 220.1 15 3.1 19 3.9 57T 37 4 30 178 75.4
2009 MIA 14 451 274 60.8 32.2 2,878 6.4 205.6 12 2.7 14 3.1 67 23 4 26 176 75.2
2008 MIA 3 12 7 58.3 4 67 5.6 22.3 0 -- 0 -- 19 0 0 0 0 74
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 61 112 1.8 337 3 5.5 3 20 27 24.1 1 0 11
2013 JAC 15 27 1.8 77 2.9 5.1 0 14 7 25.9 0 0 1
2012 JAC 10 19 1.9 64 3.4 6.4 1 15 5 26.3 0 0 3
2011 MIA 4 15 3.8 112 7.5 28 1 20 7 46.7 1 0 1
2010 MIA 15 35 2.3 52 1.5 3.5 0 10 5 14.3 0 0 4
2009 MIA 14 16 1.1 32 2 2.3 1 12 3 18.8 0 0 2
2008 MIA 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 61 1 -6 -6 -0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 JAC 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 JAC 10 1 -6 -6 -0.6 -6 0 0 0 0 0
2011 MIA 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 MIA 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 MIA 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 MIA 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 61 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2013 JAC 15 1 0 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 JAC 10 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 MIA 4 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 MIA 15 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 MIA 14 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 MIA 3 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 61 16 4 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 JAC 15 2 0 0 2 -- 0 -- -- 0 0 0
2012 JAC 10 4 2 -- 2 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2011 MIA 4 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2010 MIA 15 5 2 -- 3 -- 0 -- -- 0 0 0
2009 MIA 14 4 0 0 2 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2008 MIA 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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