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Former Western Kentucky, NFL TE Mitchell Henry Passed Away At 24 After Battle With Cancer

Mitchell Henry lost his battle with cancer Friday morning.

A terrible story about a former college football player broke this morning.

Former Western Kentucky tight end Mitchell Henry passed away Friday morning after his fight with leukemia, according to a statement from his alma mater.

Henry was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia just days after being cut by the Baltimore Ravens.

Western Kentucky Director of Athletics Todd Stewart released the following statement.

"It is with great sadness that we learned of Mitchell's passing this morning. Mitchell was as committed to his teammates, his University, his friends and his family as anyone you will ever find, and we were so fortunate to have him as part of our Hilltopper family. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, his lovely wife Madison, and all of those who were blessed to have known Mitchell."

After going undrafted, Henry signed with the Green Bay Packers before being claimed on waivers by the Denver Broncos late in 2015. He played two games for the Broncos before eventually landing with the Baltimore Ravens.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

[Western Kentucky]