Michael Henig
CollegeMississippi State
Jersey #7
ClassRS senior
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg)
Born (1985-12-07) December 7, 1985 (age 36)
Montgomery, Alabama
High schoolJefferson Davis High School
Montgomery, Alabama

Michael David Henig Jr. (born December 7, 1985, in Montgomery, Alabama) was an American football quarterback. Henig served as backup to Omarr Conner earlier in his career before assuming the starting role late in 2005. His 2006 season was marked by injuries, but he was the MSU starting quarterback for 2007.

High school career

Michael Henig prepped at Jefferson Davis High School in Montgomery, Alabama. He started his senior year and led the team to an 8–3 season, passing for 1339 yards and 14 touchdowns. In the summer of 2003, he was one of just 100 quarterbacks nationwide to be selected to the EA Sports Elite 11 quarterback camp.

College career


Henig played in only one game in the 2004 season at Mississippi State. Backing up Omarr Conner, he completed one pass for nine yards in MSU's game against Vanderbilt. A separated shoulder prevented him from playing any more that season, and he received a medical redshirt for the year.


Henig began his redshirt freshman season again as the backup to Omarr Conner. He played in 5 of the first 8 games of the season and was named the starter before the 9th game, against Alabama. Henig ended the season on a high note with a 35-14 over archrival Ole Miss.


Henig began his sophomore season as the starting quarterback, but suffered a devastating collarbone injury in the first half of the first game against South Carolina. He missed the next 4 games entirely, and did not return until the West Virginia game when Omarr Conner received a severe injury. Henig then led the Bulldogs to a blowout victory over Jacksonville State and heartbreaking 3-point losses against Georgia and Kentucky, and then a 24-16 upset of Alabama. Henig reinjured his collarbone in the following game against Arkansas and missed the rest of the season.


Henig was named the starter for the 2007, though he faced competition from junior college recruit Josh Riddell and true freshman QB Wesley Carroll. Henig threw six interceptions in the season opener against LSU resulting in a 45–0 loss. In the Bulldogs 19–14 win at Auburn, Henig broke his hand in the 1st quarter, and was replaced by Wesley Carroll.[1] and did not start another game for the Bulldogs. After the 2007 season news came out that a chronic hip injury sustained during the 2007 Mississippi State football season had terminated his Bulldog playing career.[2][3]


Year Class Games Starts Att Comp Yards TD Int
2004 FR 1 0 4 1 1 0 0
2005 FR 8 3 135 60 621 2 5
2006 SO 7 6 169 74 1201 7 9
2007 JR 6 3 78 36 447 1 9
Career 22 12 386 171 2278 10 23


  1. ^ NCAA Football at CBSSports.com
  2. ^ "Mississippi State University Athletics Page". Archived from the original on 2011-12-17. Retrieved 2008-03-11.
  3. ^ Clarion Ledger Webpage