Dravon Askew-Henry

#6 Dravon Askew-Henry

S | r-Jr. | 6-0 | 195 | Aliquippa, Pa. | Aliquippa HS

  • Started every game of his career

2016 (Jr.)

  • Sustained a season-ending knee injury during preseason camp
  • Redshirted

2015 (So.)

  • Started all 13 games and posted 59 tackles, including 47 unassisted, a tackle for loss, an interception and four pass breakups
  • Used on a team-high 1,105 snaps, including a team-high 952 on defense
  • Recorded a team-high seven tackles vs. Arizona State in the Cactus Bowl
  • Posted four solo tackles at Kansas State
  • Had four tackles and a pass breakup at Kansas
  • Had four tackles and a pass breakup vs. Texas
  • Recorded six tackles, one for a loss, vs. Texas Tech
  • Had six tackles and a pass breakup at TCU
  • Finished with four tackles, including three solo stops at Baylor
  • Had a career-high-tying seven tackles vs. Oklahoma State
  • Led the team with a career-best seven tackles vs. Liberty
  • Had an interception with four tackles, three solo, and assisted on one tackle for loss vs. Georgia Southern

2014 (Fr.)

  • ESPN.com True Freshman All-American
  • Started all 13 games and posted 45 tackles, including 36 unassisted tackles, one tackles for loss, two interceptions and two pass breakups
  • Used on 965 plays, including 901 on defense
  • Finished with 60 or more defensive plays in 11 games
  • Saw action on a season-high 90 defensive plays at Iowa State
  • Had eight solo tackles and a pass breakup against Texas A&M in the Liberty Bowl
  • Registered four tackles at Iowa State, including two solo stops
  • Finished with four solo stops against Kansas State, including his first career tackle for loss
  • Three tackles against TCU, including two unassisted
  • Three solo tackles at Oklahoma State
  • Two interceptions returned for 53 yards, including a 52-yarder for a touchdown at OSU in the fourth quarter
  • Three solo tackles against Baylor
  • Tied his season-high with six tackles at Texas Tech, including a season-high five unassisted tackles
  • Four tackles against Kansas, including three solo stops and a pass breakup
  • Saw first action as a true freshman against Alabama and finished with six tackles

High School

  • Four-year star defensive back and running back for coach Mike Zmijanac at Aliquippa High
  • Two-time Pennsylvania Class 2A All-State First Team, 2013 as athlete and 2012 at defensive back
  • Earned a spot on the 2013 All-USA Today All-State Football First Team running back
  • Selected as the 2014 Pittsburgh Athletic Association Mercury Award recipient, honoring the top high school football player in Western Pennsylvania
  • Helped lead the Quips to four straight WPIAL championship games
  • As a senior, helped lead Aliquippa to a 12-1 record and advance to the Class 2A WPIAL championship game
  • Finished his career with 5,454 rushing yards on 588 carries, an average of 9.3 yards per carry
  • Two-time Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22 selection
  • Three-time Pittsburgh Tribune Review’s Terrific 25
  • Three-time WPIAL Class 2A All-Midwestern Conference
  • As a senior, he had 1,242 yards on 99 carries, an average of 12.5 yards per carry, and scored a touchdown five different ways
  • Helped lead Aliquippa to a 15-1 record, the WPIAL and PIAA Class 2A title games as a junior
  • As a junior, he rushed for 1,857 yards and 29 touchdowns
  • Finished with nine interceptions 


  • Birthday is October 24
  • Son of Roland and Shanell Henry
  • One of four children
  • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies
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Askew-Henry Named to Thorpe Award Watch List

By Mike Montoro | July 14, 2017

West Virginia University football redshirt junior safety Dravon Askew-Henry was named to the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award Watch List as announced today by the Jim Thorpe Museum and Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.

Two Gridders Named to National Award Watch Lists

By Mike Montoro | July 13, 2017

West Virginia University football senior offensive lineman Kyle Bosch was named to the Outland Trophy Watch List, and redshirt junior safety Dravon Askew-Henry was named to the Bronko Nagurski Watch List as announced today by the Football Writers Association of America.

Four Named to Player of the Year Watch Lists

By Mike Montoro | July 10, 2017

Four WVU football players were named to the watch list for the 81st annual Maxwell Award and the 23rd annual Bednarik Award Watch List, as announced by the Maxwell Football Club.