Hale Hentges
No. 86, 88, 47, 87
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1996-08-19) August 19, 1996 (age 25)
Jefferson City, Missouri
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school:Helias (Jefferson City)
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:103
Receiving touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Hale Hentges (born August 19, 1996) is a former American football tight end. He played college football at Alabama. He played for the Indianapolis Colts, Washington Redskins / Football Team, and Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL).

College career

A four-star recruit, Hentges committed to Alabama over offers from Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Texas, and Wisconsin, among many others. [1] During his collegiate career, which lasted from 2015-2018, he had 15 receptions for 124 yards and 6 touchdowns.[2] His main role and proficiency for Alabama was run blocking, helping Derrick Henry run for 2,219 yards and 22 touchdowns in 2015. Henry would go on to win the Heisman Trophy that year.[3]

Professional career

Indianapolis Colts

Hentges signed with the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2019.[4] After making the Colts initial 53-man roster, he was waived on October 5, 2019.[5]

Washington Redskins / Football Team

On October 7, 2019, Hentges was claimed off waivers by the Washington Redskins.[6] He caught his first and only career touchdown pass from Dwayne Haskins in Week 16 against the New York Giants.[7] On September 5, 2020, Hentges was waived by Washington and signed to the practice squad the next day.[8][9] He was released on September 17.[10]

Indianapolis Colts (second stint)

On September 22, 2020, Hentges was signed to the Indianapolis Colts practice squad.[11]

Minnesota Vikings

On December 10, 2020, Hentges was signed off the Colts' practice squad by the Minnesota Vikings.[12] He announced his retirement from professional football on March 30, 2021.[13]

Personal life

On January 12, 2019, Hentges married former Alabama volleyball player Shannon Mikesky.[3]


  1. ^ "Hale Hentges Recruit Interests".
  2. ^ "Hale Hentges". rolltide.com. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "A Salute to the Alabama 2018 Seniors: Hale Hentges". rollbamaroll.com. 12 February 2019. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  4. ^ Hickey, Kevin (May 7, 2019). "Colts' undrafted free agent profile: TE Hale Hentges". coltswire.usatoday.com. Retrieved August 15, 2019.
  5. ^ "Colts Elevate Cornerback Shakial Taylor To Active Roster". Colts.com. October 5, 2019.
  6. ^ Williams, Charean (October 7, 2019). "Washington claims Hale Hentges, cuts Cassanova McKinzy". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
  7. ^ Finlay, JP (December 22, 2019). "Hale Hentges scored a TD for the Redskins, but who is Hale Hentges?". NBCSports.com.
  8. ^ "Washington Football Team Reduces Roster To 53 Players". WashingtonFootball.com. September 5, 2020.
  9. ^ "Washington Football Team Signs 13 Players To Its Practice Squad". WashingtonFootball.com. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  10. ^ "Washington Football Team Signs Two Players To The Practice Squad". WashingtonFootball.com. September 17, 2020.
  11. ^ "Roster Moves: S Ibraheim Campbell & CB Tremon Smith Elevated To Active Roster; WR Parris Campbell & S Malik Hooker Placed On IR; TEs Hale Hentges & Ethan Wolf Signed To Practice Squad". Colts.com. September 22, 2020.
  12. ^ "Vikings Sign TE Hale Hentges to Active Roster". Vikings.com. December 10, 2020.
  13. ^ Smith, Eric (March 30, 2021). "Vikings Re-Sign Guard Dakota Dozier". Vikings.com. Retrieved March 30, 2021.