DITR: OG Kevion Henry, Huntington High School (Shreveport, Louisiana)

Meet Kevion Henry, a talented offensive guard from Shreveport, Louisiana’s Huntington High School. Kevion is a powerful player who stands 5 feet 10 inches and weighs 260 pounds. Kevion is an experienced player with nine years of football experience who always gives it his all, no matter the challenge.  His constant determination to succeed and refusal to give up in the face of challenges are what really make him stand out. Kevion’s perseverance and determination have paid off; as a sophomore and junior, he was named second team all-district. His outstanding achievements in high school football are proof of his skill and determination, making him an unforgettable athlete. Kevion Henry is undoubtedly headed for even greater success on and off the field as he keeps pushing himself to new levels.

How did you get started in football, and what inspired you to play the sport?

When I was little I told my parents I wanted to play sports and they suggested that I should play football. During my first full contact drill I knew that football was going to be my sport. It felt like everything came to me naturally. 

Can you share a memorable moment or game that stands out in your football career so far?

My most memorable moment was this past season. Being alongside my teammates as we beat Evangel in the final minute of the 4th quarter. 

What positions do you enjoy playing the most, and why?

The position I love playing the most is Offensive guard because I can communicate with the entire offensive line about what I see in the box. I also love Offensive guard because the way our plays are designed I can use my quickness and speed to get out in space and make plays.

How do you balance schoolwork and football during the season?

I balance school work and football pretty well during the season. I block out all distractions and lock in on school work and football the whole season. 

What aspects of your game do you feel you have improved upon the most since you started playing?

A part of my game that I had improved on since I started playing was my physicality. 

What are your individual goals for the upcoming football season?

My goal for this upcoming season is to make first time all district and to make the list as an all-state Lineman. 

Are there any professional football players you look up to, and if so, why? 

I look up to Jason Kelce because although he is undersized for a Lineman he gets the job done at all aspects of the game. 

How do you stay motivated during practices and training sessions, especially when facing tough drills or exercises?

What I think about to keep me motivated during practice and drills is that if you can do hard drills or back to back plays for 3 hours, Friday nights will be easy for me. 

What advice would you give to other young players? 

I would tell younger players to always give there best effort at all times because there people in the world that wants to play sport but are not physically able to play. 

Aside from football, what is an interesting fact about you? 

I am a very calm and chill person. I’m always listening to music. I love hanging with family and friends. I also love going on vacations. 

Which college would you most like to play for? 

 My dream college is Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana Being a part of the gridiron camp meant a lot to me.

What did it mean to be a part of the Gridiron football camp? 

It allowed me to showcase my talents for others to see.

What are your biggest strengths on the field? 

My biggest strengths on the field is being able to use my speed and quickness to execute blocks out in space, making calls at the line of scrimmage, and being physical.

What is the biggest challenge you face on the field? 

The biggest challenge I faced on the field was playing through an injury to help my team win the game.

How has playing football impacted other areas of your life, such as academics and personal?

Football helped grow as a person and understand that when situations in life get tough keep going and pushing yourself to be the best person you can as a person you can be.