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Andy Henson used the mandated off week leading up to his senior year to make a decision for his football future.
The West Branch two-way standout announced his commitment to NCAA Division two perennial power Minnesota State on Tuesday with a post on social media.
“I’m excited to continue my academic and athletic career at Minnesota State,” Henson wrote on Twitter. “I want to thank my family, friends and coaches for supporting me in this jounrye.
A three-year, two-way starter for the Bears Henson has already put up impressive numbers heading into his senior season.
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Henson has rushed for 2,359 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns, caught 45 passes for 419 yards and made 84.5 tackles including 17 for loss in three seasons.
Henson is coming off the best season of his career last fall.
As a running back Henson rushed for a career-high 1,320 yards and 16 touchdowns last season while averaging 7.0 yards per carry and also caught 12 passes for 161 yards.
On defense Henson made 42.5 tackles from his linebacker spot, including 30 solo stops and 11 tackles for loss while earning third-team all-state honors from the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association.
Henson had two sacks and recovered two fumbles last season while helping West Branch to a 7-3 record and a spot in the Class 1A second round.
Henson also averaged 36.2 yards on 28 punts last season.
Minnesota State is a member of the Northern Sun Athletic Conference and went 6-5 last season.
From 2017 to 2019 the Mavericks posted a combined 40-3 record reaching the NCAA Division II semifinals three consecutive seasons falling into the 2019 title game.