Daiyan Henley

ILB · Washington State

HISTORY — from Washington State bio


Washington State

 Enrolled in January and participated in spring practice as a graduate transfer from Nevada…named to All-America Second Team by College Football News…named to All-Pac-12 Conference First Team as a linebacker and All-Pac-12 Second Team as an all-purpose/special teams player…named Butkus Award Finalist (top college linebacker), first Butkus finalist in program history…named quarterfinalist for Lott IMPACT Trophy and Butkus Award Finalist…named to Preseason Award Watch Lists for Butkus Award, Reese’s Senior Bowl, Lott IMPACT Trophy, Bednarik…named to Midseason All-America Team by College Football News…started all 12 games appeared in…recorded 106 tackles, second-most in the Pac-12…made 12 tackles-for-loss, tied for fifth-most in Pac-12…recorded four sacks, one interception, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries…led team with six special teams tackles and five double-digit tackle games…in WSU debut against Idaho, made team-high eight tackles, career-high three tackles-for-loss, first career sack and sealed game with interception at goal line…made game-high nine tackles with 1.5 for loss in win at No. 19 Wisconsin…made career-high 13 tackles including three sacks and two forced fumbles in win over Colorado State, named Reese’s Senior Bowl Defensive Player of the Week, Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week, Bednarik Award Player of the Week…made eight stops with one for loss against No. 15 Oregon…made six tackles including one for loss in win over Cal…made game-high 11 tackles at No. 6 USC…made game-high 13 tackles with one for loss at Oregon State…made game-high 12 tackles against No. 14 Utah…made five tackles and recovered two fumbles in win at Stanford…made game-high 10 tackles including one tackle-for-loss in win over Arizona State…named WSU Special Teams Player of the Week, shared team-high of seven tackles in win at Arizona…opted out of LA Bowl…accepted invitation to play in Reese’s Senior Bowl.


Attended Nevada


2021: Red-shirt junior...Named to All-Mountain West Conference Second Team…played in all 12 games, led team with 103 tackles, sixth in Mountain West Conference…added three tackles-for-loss, four interceptions, three fumbles recovered and four pass breakups…recorded double-digit tackles five times, including season-best 12 in win against New Mexico State…had interceptions at Boise State, against UNLV and against Hawaii (2).

2020: Red-shirt junior...Played in all nine games and finished third on the team with 49 tackles...made eight tackles in consecutive games, against Utah State (Nov. 5) and New Mexico (Nov. 14)...posted season-high 11 tackles and shared a tackle-for-loss at Hawai'i (Nov. 28)...had six tackles (three solo) against Tulane at the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Dec. 22).

2019 (jr): Played in four games this year before enduring a season-ending injury…finished with five tackles on the year, with four of them being solo.

2018 (soph): Caught a nine passes for 129 yards, playing in all 12 games of the regular season…recorded a season-high four receptions at Toledo for 62 yards…spent time on defense during the regular season, recording one tackle on the year…member of Nevada’s 2018 Arizona Bowl victory team.
2017 (fr): Saw action in all 12 games…caught eight balls for 103 yards and three touchdowns…averaged 12.9 yards per catch.
High school: Graduated from Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles, Calif. where he played football for head coach Robert Garrett…City MVP and Los Angeles Coliseum League Champions.

Parents, Stacey and Eugene…two older brothers, Michael and Jabari, and one younger sister, Cherysh…majoring in criminal justice…most memorable moment of his career was the 2015 City Championship.


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Physical Attributes:

Proj Rd: 2-3
Height: 6007
Weight: 225
Forty: 4.54
Arm: 33.0
Hand: 09 1/2
Wingspan: 77 3/4

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Combine Results:

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10: 1.58
20: 2.67
40: 4.54
BJ: 10'05"
VJ: 35.0