Nevada QB Malik Henry pulled from field to focus on life, school

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Nevada quarterback Malik Henry will not be on the field for the Wolf Pack for the immediate future.

Head coach Jay Norvell released a statement about Henry's status with the team Tuesday morning, October 22, 2019:

“As a coach, it is my responsibility to help young men grow and mature and be prepared for life after football. I believed that by giving Malik Henry an opportunity on the field, it would help him continue to progress off the field."

“I’ve made the decision to take Malik off the field so that he can continue to focus on academics and his life outside of football. Malik is not suspended. He is a member of our program and we will continue to support him."

“We’ll move forward this week with Carson Strong and Cristian Solano as our top quarterbacks as we prepare for Wyoming.”

Henry started the last two games for Nevada, helping the Pack beat San Jose State and in the loss at Utah State.

The junior completed 42-of-78 passes (53.8%) for 593 yards and one touchdown, while throwing four interceptions. He was one of the country's top recruits coming out of high school, originally signing with Florida State. He played last season at Independence Community College.

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