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Watch: 'Last Chance U' Alumni Malik Henry Throws Bomb On Nevada Debut

Watch: 'Last Chance U' Alumni Malik Henry Throws Bomb On Nevada Debut

Netflix series 'Last Chance U' has had a major cultural impact since it was first aired back in 2016. The series follows junior colleges in America that offer football players a final chance to make it in the sport, having blown previous chances to make it at the highest level.

Many of these players suffer from off the field, academic, or attitude issues.

The first two seasons followed East Mississippi Community College, before moving to Independence Community College in Kansas for seasons three and four.

It is here where we came across Malik Henry, the team's quarterback.

Henry had been a highly recruited player coming out of high school, with ESPN ranking him as the fifth best player in the entire country in his class. He received offers from all the top programs, before eventually committing to Florida State.

However, he would never play a game for the team. He was suspended during training camp for violating team rules, before losing out on the battle to be the starting quarterback. He transferred to Independence  in December 2016.

It is here he provided us with highlights such as these:

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Henry would leave Independence after two seasons, and without any scholarship offers from Division 1 schools. He would end up at Nevada, where he tried to get onto their team as a 'walk on'.

After a hard battle to earn some playing time, Henry made his first start for the school last night.

It was a solid outing, completing 22 of his 37 attempts, for 352 yards and one TD as his team secured a 41-38 win over San Jose State. It was some touchdown too, throwing a 75-yard bomb.

Henry played every down in the game, suggesting he is now the first choice quarterback. Some journey.

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Gary Connaughton

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