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Posted on Mon, Dec 14, 2009 : 9:38 a.m.

Ex-Michigan quarterback Chad Henne sets team record, leads Miami Dolphins

By Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla (AP) - Former Michigan quarterback Chad Henne completed a team-record 17 consecutive passes for the Miami Dolphins on Sunday and the team’s best defensive performance in more than two months sealed a 14-10 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.


Miami Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne, right, throws a third-quarter pass to Dolphins tight end Joey Haynos, left, on Sunday. Miami won 14-10. (Photo: Associated Press)

The Dolphins (7-6) won for the fourth time in five weeks, stayed a game behind New England in the AFC East and improved to 6-0 in December under coach Tony Sparano.

Henne, Ricky Williams and the defense have given Miami hope of earning a playoff berth after an 0-3 start. Henne and Williams powered the Dolphins to a 14-0 lead in the second quarter, and the defense made it hold the rest of the way.

Coming off a career-high 335 yards passing against New England, Henne completed 17 in a row against a defense that played without former Pro Bowl cornerback Rashean Mathis for the fourth consecutive game. Henne came one completion shy of tying Chad Pennington's franchise mark of 18 in a row set over two games in 2008.

Henne finished 21-of-28 passing for 220 yards with an interception. He directed two long scoring drives in the first half, capping one with Williams' 1-yard run and another with his bootleg.



Tue, Dec 15, 2009 : 8:27 p.m.

Sean T you can spin that team and Appalachian loss any which way you want it just doesn't cut. A lot of these same guys almost beat Texas in the Rose Bowl as freshman, Texas won it all the following year against a great USC team and as I aforementioned these guys beat Florida the same year following the App.state loss. No Sean T there is no excuse for that loss, Mich was out played and out coached there is no way they were out-manned no way. As much as I love em I will not make excuses for poor play. Had these guys, Henne, Hart and the others been freshman well I would be more sympathetic but these guys and a lot of us were thinking maybe national champs at least a 4-5 finish no SeanT this is one case we can't excuse we'd like to but that wouldn't be fair to our love of Michigan now would it?

Sean T.

Tue, Dec 15, 2009 : 7:46 p.m.

Portage... Appalachian State would've made a number of teams crumble that year. Actually it happens every year where a team that's not suppose to be competitive is. App St's speed kept Michigan off balanced the whole day and their defense was decent enough to make plays. Not to mention the talent was close to equal at the skill positions too! So what does it matter that Henne was the QB? He doesn't catch the ball or make interceptions nor does he miss a important special teams block that sealed the game. The game will always be a stain on our record but beating Florida was also a sign that what the team is capable of. Everything associated with the program that year is 20 times better than what we have now!


Tue, Dec 15, 2009 : 12:10 a.m.

Did any of you find that 4year period with Henne and Hart odd? That was a ----load of talent that managed some strange losses and yet beat a Florida team that won the national champ game the next year, bizarre. Think about it lose to App. state and beat Florida in the same year, is that coaching or the players or not enough crowd support, go figure??? People try to make excuses about the App state loss like App. state had those championship years but out here in Calif. nobody thinks App. state was in Michigan's league and that loss is constantly brought up as a point of reference of the decline of Mich. football under Carr. Chad Henne was the QB of that team and he will forever be remembered for that loss in Michigan Wolverine history. I hope Chad has a good career as I do all ex Wolverines but Chad, Appalachian State?


Mon, Dec 14, 2009 : 6:21 p.m.

Chad looked to be in a zone while picking apart the Jaguars defense. He looked the same way in his last college game for UofM when UofM beat Florida and Tebow. The winningest big ten program against the SEC. GO CHAD!


Mon, Dec 14, 2009 : 6:19 p.m.

Chad looked to be in a zone while picking apart the defense. He looked the same way in his last college game for UofM when UofM beat Florida and Tebow. The winningest big ten program against the SEC. GO CHAD!

Sean T.

Mon, Dec 14, 2009 : 4:26 p.m.

It's virtually the same Pro-style offense in Miami as it was in AA. Yeah, working with Lloyd Carr only shaped him into being a quality NFL passer in which he was forced to endure a winning season every year he played in Michigan. It also didn't help that "Mr Horrible" DeBord coached him into throwing late game TD's to secure some of those games. The talent he recruited, like Hart, Hobbs, Graham, Feely, Perry etc, just makes me sick! Just like all of his crappy consecutive winning seasons. Lloyd Carr is a horrible man who should be banned from AA because all he did was win and shape Proffessional talent for years to come. Damn You Lloyd Carr, Sean


Mon, Dec 14, 2009 : 2:02 p.m.

I assume you meant to say "...completed a team-record 17 consectutive passes IN ONE GAME......", as the article says later how Chad Pennington made 18 consecutive completions over 2 games in 2008. Anyway, I wish Henne had done this for us while in Ann Arbor. I probably shouldn't blame him though. Working with Carr's and DeBord's antiquated, predictable offense made it much tougher to hit a lot of passes in a row.

Blue Marker

Mon, Dec 14, 2009 : 12:12 p.m.

Chad will always be one of my favorite Wolverines! Go Blue!