PRO: The Titans selected Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft out of the University of Alabama. The 6-foot-3-inch, 247-pounder is a powerful, downhill runner who displays tremendous speed and balance. He averaged a team-best 4.3 yards per carry and scored 10 rushing touchdowns during his first two NFL seasons. At Alabama, the Heisman Trophy winner set numerous school and SEC records while leading his team to a National Championship in 2015.
• In 2017, Henry led the Titans with 744 rushing yards on 176 carries, and he rushed for five touchdowns for the second consecutive season.
• In the team’s Wild Card playoff victory at Kansas City on Jan. 6, 2018, Henry recorded a franchise postseason record of 191 scrimmage yards (156 rushing, 35 receiving), breaking a 57-year-old postseason record set on Jan. 1, 1961, when Billy Cannon had 178 scrimmage yards against the Los Angeles Chargers. Henry’s 156 rushing yards ranked second in franchise postseason history (162 by Eddie George on Jan. 16, 2000).
• In 2016, Henry rushed for 490 yards and five touchdowns to become the third rookie for the franchise in the “Titans era” to score at least five touchdowns in a season, joining Vince Young (seven rushing touchdowns in 2006) and Chris Johnson (nine rushing and one receiving in 2008).
• Despite playing just three seasons and not seeing extensive action in his first campaign at Alabama, Henry finished his career as the school’s all-time rushing leader with 3,591 yards.
• As a senior in 2015, Henry claimed the Heisman Trophy and led his team to the College Football Playoff National Championship. He also won the Doak Walker and Maxwell Award and was selected as the Walter Camp Player of the Year after rushing for an Alabama and Southeastern Conference record 2,219 yards.
• In high school, Henry broke the 51-year-old national high school rushing record with 12,124 yards after compiling 4,261 rushing yards as a senior.
• Henry sealed an Iron Bowl victory with an epic, career-best 271 rushing yards against the Tigers. He put the Crimson Tide on his back by carrying the ball a school-record 46 times. His 271 rushing yards were 11 more yards than Auburn had in total offense (260). He ended the game with 14 consecutive rushes to run out the clock.
• His late grandmother, Gladys Henry, helped raise him and played a key inspirational role in his development. In 2018, he fulfilled a promise to her and graduated from Alabama with his bachelor’s degree. He has a portrait tattoo of her on his chest.
• Gladys Henry nicknamed him “Shocka” as a baby because he “shocked the whole family” when he was born.
• Henry has been growing out his hair since he was in elementary school.
• The Yulee, Fla., native was selected by the Titans in the second round (45th overall) the 2016 NFL Draft.
• In three seasons at Alabama (2013-15), Henry played in 39 games and totaled 602 carries for a school-record 3,591 yards and 42 rushing touchdowns and added 285 yards on 17 career receptions with three receiving scores. Henry won numerous awards including the Heisman Trophy, the Doak Walker Award, Walter Camp Award, and Maxwell Award. During Alabama’s victory over Clemson in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship, he broke Shaun Alexander’s record for most career rushing yards in Alabama history.
• As a junior (2015), claimed the Crimson Tide’s second Heisman Trophy and led his team to the College Football Playoff National Championship. Also won the Doak Walker and Maxwell Award and was selected as the Walter Camp Player of the Year. Named a unanimous first team All-American and first team All-SEC by the league’s coaches and the Associated Press. Selected as the SEC Offensive Player of the Year by both outlets. Rushed for a school- and Southeastern Conference record 2,219 yards, which led the nation and was the fifth most in a single-season by an FBS player in college football history. Averaged 147.9 yards per game, which was second in the country. His 28 rushing touchdowns were a national best and an SEC record, snapping Tim Tebow and Tre Mason’s old mark of 23. Led the SEC in rushing in conference games with a 179.2 yards per game average, including 13 touchdowns. Had multiple rushing touchdowns in nine games and set the Alabama single-season record with 10 100-yard rushing games and four 200-yard games, which broke Bobby Humphrey’s school record (3) set in 1986. Only the third running back in SEC history (Herschel Walker and Bo Jackson) to have four 200-yard games in a single season. Set the school record with 11 consecutive games with a rushing touchdown and finished his career 20 straight, which was the most in the SEC history. Caught 11 passes for 91 yards. Accounted for a team-high 109 first down rushes on a school-record 395 carries. Was a five-time SEC Offensive Player of the Week (Wisconsin, Georgia, Texas A&M, Mississippi State and Auburn).
• At Auburn (11/28), produced a Heisman-worthy performance as he rushed his way past the Tigers on the Plains to the tune of a career-high 271 yards on the ground on a school-record 46 carries. Scored a touchdown on his 46th and final carry on a 25-yard jaunt that capped 14 straight rushes to end the game. Earned Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors and SEC Player of the Week accolades.
• Against Clemson (1/11), rushed for 158 yards and three touchdowns as the Crimson Tide claimed a 45-40 victory to win the national championship. Carried 36 times, including a 50-yard touchdown scamper in the first quarter and then sealed the win with a one-yard plunge with 1:07 remaining in the game.
• As a sophomore (2014), finished the year with 990 rushing yards on 172 carries with 11 rushing touchdowns. Had five receptions for 133 yards and two receiving touchdowns. Played in all 14 games with two starts and had 21 explosive rushes of 12 yards or more while converting 47 first downs, including four on third down. Three of his five receptions were explosive, taking screen passes 29, 41 and 52 yards.
• As a freshman (2013), as a true freshman saw action in 12 games and totaled 382 rushing yards on 35 carries for a 10.9 yards per carry average. Rushed 10 times (28.6 percent) for 12 yards or more while converting 17 first downs. Took his one pass reception to the end zone for a 61-yard catch and run in the Sugar Bowl. Contributed three tackles on special teams. Registered two 100-yard game (111 vs. Arkansas and 100 vs. Oklahoma).
• Graduated from Alabama in May 2018 with a degree in communications.
• Single, splits time between Nashville and Yulee, Fla.
• Attended Yulee (Fla.) High School, where he was five-star prospect that was listed as the nation’s No. 1 athlete and No. 4 running back prospect.
• Was a member of the 2012 All-USA Football Team, chosen by USA Today and also was named the 2012 Maxwell Football Club National High School Player of the Year.
• Broke Ken Hall’s 51-year-old national high school rushing record with 12,124 yards after rushing for 4,261 yards as a senior in 2012. Was a Parade Magazine All-American and the publication’s National Player of the Year.
• Played for the East squad in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, rushing for 53 yards with a touchdown and a two-point conversion.
• Named MaxPreps National Player of the Year and first-team All-American after finishing his high school career with 153 rushing touchdowns, which ranks fifth all time, including 55 scores in 2012.
• Set the Florida high school record with a 510-yard performance against Jacksonville Jackson and averaged 9.2 yards per carry and 327.8 yards per game as a senior.
• Named 2012 first-team All-State selection by the Associated Press and was the Player of the Year on the All-First Coast team.
• Named the 2012 Columbus (Ohio) Touchdown Club National High School Player of the Year as a senior.
• As a junior (2011), rushed for 2,610 yards and 34 scores to earn first-team All-Coast honors from the Florida Times-Union.
• As a sophomore (2010) was named first-team All-Coast running back after rushing for 2,788 yards and 38 touchdowns while averaging 8.9 yards per attempt.
• As a freshman (2009), rushed for 2,465 yards and 26 scores.
• Also played basketball and ran track (100, 400, 4x100, 4x400) in high school.
• As a standout track & field athlete, he competed as a sprinter and posted a personal-best time of 11.11 seconds in the 100-meter dash at the 2011 FHSAA 2A District 3 Championships, where he placed seventh.
• List of favorites: (movie) “Remember the Titans”; (musician) Kevin Gates; (place to get away) anywhere with his family; (food) wings; (athletes as a child) LaDainian Tomlinson and Eddie George; (sports teams as a child) New York Yankees, Los Angeles Lakers.
• Follow Henry on Twitter at @kinghenry_2.
• Follow Henry on Instagram at @last_king_2.
• Follow Henry on Snapchat at @Dhenryyyyy2.
• Born Derrick Lamar Henry, Jr. on Jan. 4, 1994 in Yulee, Fla.
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