Aaron Henry, who played five seasons for head coach Bret Bielema at Wisconsin, is in his second year as defensive graduate assistant at Arkansas.
Henry was a valuable asset to the back end of the Razorback defense in his first season as a graduate assistant. With his assistance, Arkansas became the first unranked team in college football history to post back-to-back shutouts against ranked opponents.
At Wisconsin, Henry appeared in 52 games and made 32 starts, compiling 181 tackles, including 7.0 for loss with 4.5 sacks, seven interceptions and 23 passes defensed. He helped lead the Badgers to three consecutive Big Ten titles, including victories in each of the first two Big Ten Championship Games. He was part of three Wisconsin teams that became the first Big Ten program to play in the Rose Bowl three straight years since the 1976-78 seasons.
As a senior, Henry was an All-Big Ten first team performer, starting all 14 games and finishing the year with 67 tackles, including 3.0 for loss with 1.0 sack, four interceptions and seven passes defensed. In 2010, he was an All-Big Ten second team selection after he collected 58 tackles, three fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, two interceptions and nine passes defensed. He began his career in 2007 as an honorable mention Freshman All-American and Freshman All-Big Ten first team honoree. He sat out the 2008 season while recovering from an injury and returned in 2009 to play in all 13 games.
A native of Immokalee, Fla., Henry was a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection. He graduated from Wisconsin with a bachelor’s degree in consumer affairs in business management in 2011.