Derrick Henry a Nominee for FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week


Quarterbacks Sam Darnold (Jets), Baker Mayfield (Browns) and Lamar Jackson (Ravens), and running backs Derrick Henry (Titans), Rashaad Penny (Seahawks) and Nick Chubb (Browns) are the nominees for FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for Week 12, the NFL announced today.

FedEx gives fans the opportunity to recognize top-performing quarterbacks and running backs through the FedEx Air & Ground Awards. Voting for this week's nominees is open until Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. ET at Fans can also vote on Twitter using the NFL published polls.

As part of FedEx's continued commitment to deliver support to service members and their families, FedEx will donate $2,000 to the USO on behalf of each winner through FedEx Cares. The $4,000 donation will support USO Pathfinder, which provides resources and personalized services to assist service members and military spouses in their transition back to civilian life.


Totaled 19 rushing attempts for 159 yards and two touchdowns and added one catch for 16 yards. His 159 rushing yards gave him the fourth-highest total of his career.

· His 175 scrimmage yards gave him the third-highest total of his career.

· Recorded his second consecutive 100-yard rushing game, his third 100-yard rushing game of 2019 and his seventh career 100-yard rushing game in the regular season.

· Became the sixth player in franchise history with at least 12 touchdowns in two or more consecutive seasons, joining Bill Groman (1960-61), Billy Cannon (1961-62), Earl Campbell (1978-80), Eddie George (1999–2000) and Chris Johnson (2009-10).

· Scored on a 74-yard rushing attempt in the third quarter. It was his longest rushing attempt of the season and the third-longest rushing attempt of his career. On the offense's next scrimmage play, he scored again on a seven-yard carry.

· With 16 seconds on the game clock between his two touchdown runs, he became the first player to score two touchdowns in a 20-second span in a single game since the San Diego Chargers' LaDainian Tomlinson (two in 15 seconds) at the Cincinnati Bengals on Nov. 12, 2006.

· With his 74-yard touchdown run, he joined Napoleon Kaufman (1997-1999) and Robert Smith (1997-2000) as the only players in NFL history to record a rushing touchdown of at least 70 yards in three consecutive seasons.

· Since the beginning of the 2017 season, Henry has scored seven total touchdowns—five rushing and two receiving—that have gone for 65 yards or more. He leads the NFL in that time period.

· Recorded his fourth game of 2019 and his eighth career game with two or more total touchdowns. It was his second game in 2019 and his sixth career game with at least two rushing touchdowns.

· Rushed for 126 yards in the third quarter alone. It was the second-highest figure by any NFL player in any quarter in 2019. The only player with more rushing yards in a quarter this season was Jacksonville's Leonard Fournette (143) at Denver on Sept. 29. Henry's 126 yards in the third quarter were the most by a Titans/Oilers player in any quarter in the last 29 seasons (1991-present).

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