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Hale Hentges

School

University of Alabama

Position
Tight End
Major
Marketing

Classroom

Hale Hentges graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in marketing in May 2018. He finished with a 3.744 undergraduate GPA and is a dean’s list honoree (Fall 2015, 16, 17; Spring 2017, 18; Summer 2017), SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll selection (2016, 2017), SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll selection (2015), and a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American nominee. Hentges is currently enrolled in the graduate school to obtain a masters degree in marketing.

Character

After his internship with Locker Room Talk LLC in the summer of 2018, the company’s CEO called Alabama’s Assistant Athletics Director for student-athlete enhancement and said that the company wanted more interns like Hentges. He is one of the most vocal leaders in the locker room and on the field and is the epitome of what the University of Alabama looks for in a student-athlete. Hentges is a veteran leader who takes it upon himself to help teach the younger players each season and remains dedicated to his work in the classroom, in the film room and on the field to ensure that he is doing all he can to help the team be successful. He’s not only a leader in the community and among the football team, but in the athletics department at large. Hentges is extremely active in his faith.

Community

A Wuerffel Trophy nominee, Hentges was a vital component in the Crimson Tide’s Habitat for Humanity builds in 2015 and 2018. He also has taken part in hospital visits on all postseason bowl trips in his first three seasons and is an active member in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).

Competition

Hentges was tabbed for the Mackey Award Preseason Watch List in 2017 and 2018. He is a skillful blocker with good passing and catching ability who provides veteran experience at the tight end position. Hentges has played a key role in the run game, providing blocks for one the nation’s most consistently elite groups and has seen time in 45 career games (as of nomination time) with 20 starts to his name, catching 11 passes for 90 yards and earning three touchdowns for his career. He has been part of a squad that has gone to the College Football Playoff three years in a row, winning two national championships.