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Nevada quarterback Malik Henry unenrolls from University, leaves program

NCAA Football: Purdue at Nevada David Calvert-USA TODAY Sports

After two starts in his lone season with the Nevada Wolf Pack, quarterback Malik Henry has unenrolled from the University for the spring semester and has left the Wolf Pack program. Henry has one season of eligibility remaining.

Nevada Sports Net was the first to break the news.

Henry, who starred in Netflix’s “Last Chance U”, completed 42-of-78 (53.8 percent) of his passes for 593 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions with Wolf Pack. His best game came in Nevada’s 41-38 win over San Jose State. He went 22-of-37 (59.5 percent) for 352 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown pass to sophomore receiver Romeo Doubs to open the second half.

The 6-foot-2 signal caller joined Nevada as a walk-on in January of 2019. The Long Beach, Calif., native was a consensus four-star recruit out of high school, rated as a Top-60 recruit by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports.

Henry originally committed to play for Jimbo Fisher at Florida State, before later transferring to Independence Community College in Independence, Kan. — where he starred in season’s 3 and 4 of the Netflix documentary.

In his first season at ICC in 2017, he completed 132-of-245 (53.9 percent) of his passes for 1,383 yards, 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions. In his second and final season in 2018, Henry only appeared in two games. He went 19-for-43 (44.2 percent) for 237 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions.

In Nevada’s spring game, Henry impressed. The gunslinger completed 16-of-28 (57.1 percent) of his passes for 211 yards and one touchdown and zero turnovers.

The Wolf Pack now possess three scholarship quarterbacks, beginning with Carson Strong — the returning starter. Kaymen Cureton and Kaiden Bennett join Strong as the scholarship quarterbacks, along with Hamish McClure as a walk-on.