NFL wideout Chris Henry was taken too soon from this world when he passed away at age 26 back in 2009. He left behind two sons, but an old friend is making sure they still get the wisdom of a football veteran as they carve a hopeful path to the big leagues.
Adam “Pacman” Jones, a 12-year NFL veteran and Henry’s teammate with both the West Virginia Mountaineers, has been helping the Henry family since the untimely death of its patriarch. In 2021, he told Shannon Sharpe he’d legally adopted his best friend’s children. Now Chris Jr., a 6-foot-3 wide receiver prospect who looks almost identical to his father, isn’t just living with Jones. The two are hitting the road together:
After a great visit and conversation with @coach_cristobal . I am extremely blessed to receive an offer from the University Of Miami!! @REALPACMAN24@WCHSWolvesFB@CanesFootball@CoachTJefferson@Coach_Gattispic.twitter.com/a1uOmUJ2pQ
— 𝕭𝖑𝖊𝖘𝖘𝖊𝖉✞ (@ChrisHenryJr) June 22, 2022
Henry Jr. is only a high school freshman, but he already holds scholarship offers from seven different colleges, per 247Sports.com. That includes Power 5 programs like Miami, Ohio State, Penn State and West Virginia. Jones has been his wingman throughout a process that should only get busier and busier as the young teen grows into his playmaking genetics.
Pac Man Jones said last year he adopted the sons of his late teammate, Chris Henry, and now he’s accompanying Chris Jr. on college visits. I’ve never used this emoji before and might never again:😭 pic.twitter.com/xLZLPi1pHW
— Kevin Clark (@bykevinclark) June 22, 2022
Throughout his career, Jones made headlines in the sporting world for his exploits off the field. Now he’s making waves for keeping his commitment to his dead friend’s children.