MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It’s tough to miss a 6’8” nearly 340 pound man, but the Miami Hurricanes football team had been doing just that through the first three practices of fall camp.
Junior offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson had been out of practice for three days while he was in Minnesota, his home state, to attend the funeral of a childhood friend, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
But the big man returned to the practice field Monday and coaches and players said that there was no issue with him being out for the funeral.
Coach Al Golden said Henderson will be limited to practicing only in a helmet until Wednesday to give him time to acclimate to being back on the practice field.
On the first depth chart of the year for the Hurricanes, Henderson was listed as the starting right tackle. If he can improve on his sophomore campaign it will make coaches, the quarterbacks, and running backs feel much better about the offensive line.
Henderson is a former number one overall recruit in the nation, according to Rivals.com.