Former NFL tight end and Western Kentucky standout Mitchell Henry died Friday of complications from acute myeloid leukemia. He was 24.
"It is with great sadness that we learned of Mitchell's passing this morning," Western Kentucky athletic director Todd Stewart said in a statement. "Mitchell was as committed to his teammates, his University, his friends and his family as anyone you will ever find, and we were so fortunate to have him as part of our Hilltopper family. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, his lovely wife Madison, and all of those who were blessed to have known Mitchell."
Days later, he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia after doctors discovered a mass in chest, ESPN's Rob Demovsky reported.
"We were very saddened to learn of the passing of Mitchell Henry," Packers general manager Ted Thompson said in a statement. "During his time with the Packers, he quickly became a beloved member of our family and made a terrific impression on everyone in our organization. We were fortunate to have had him in our lives.
"On behalf of the Packers family, we offer our condolences to Mitchell's wife, Madison, and his family and friends."
Henry finished with 1,094 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns during his time at Western Kentucky.