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A fan on Twitter posted a graphic of Derrick Henry’s high school statistics, and it led to some epic reactions from social media.
The Tennessee Titans superstar is widely regarded as the best running back in the game right now. Henry won back-to-back rushing titles in 2019 and 2020, and he’s the current NFL rushing leader (870 yards) heading into Sunday’s slate of games.
If you think Henry’s numbers at the NFL level are jaw-dropping, you should consider the monster numbers he put up for Yulee High School in Yulee, Florida:
Yes, Henry really did rush for over 4,000 yards and 55 touchdowns in his final season of college. This isn’t old news, of course, but the post from @FootbaIIism led to some awesome tweets. Here are some of the best.
Henry joined the Alabama Crimson Tide program, where he played from 2013 to 2015. He won the Heisman Trophy in 2015 and led Alabama to a national championship over the Clemson Tigers.
The Titans drafted Henry in the second round (45th overall) in 2016. He was the team’s No. 2 back behind 2014 rushing leader DeMarco Murray, but Henry finally took over as Tennessee’s lead back in the 2017 season. The rest, as they say, is history.
Tennessee was among the NFL’s worst teams from 2009 to 2015. But they haven’t had a losing season since Henry joined the team, and the Titans are on the verge of going to the postseason for the fourth time in five years.
The 2020 Offensive Player of the Year missed nine games last season with a foot injury, yet he still managed 937 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns in those games. Henry is averaging over 100 yards per game for the fourth consecutive season, and it looks like the rushing will come down to him, Nick Chubb and Saquon Barkley.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.