Derrick Henry Nominee for FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week


Quarterbacks Dak Prescott (Cowboys), Andrew Luck (Colts) and Patrick Mahomes (Chiefs), and running backs Derrick Henry (Titans), Saquon Barkley (Giants) and Ezekiel Elliott (Cowboys) are the nominees for FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for Week 14, 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 Thursday at 3:00 p.m. ET at Fans can also vote on Twitter and Facebook using the NFL published polls.

As part of the NFL's continued commitment to deliver support to local communities, a $2,000 donation will be made to the USO in the names of both FedEx Air & Ground winners through FedEx Cares. This weekly donation of $4,000 will help support USO Pathfinder and other programs that help service members transition back to civilian life.


HENRY SETS FRANCHISE RUSHING RECORD: Titans running back Derrick Henry recorded 17 rushing attempts for 238 yards and four touchdowns. His 238 rushing yards set a new franchise record, breaking Chris Johnson's mark of 228 yards against the Jaguars on Nov. 1, 2009. Henry's rushing yards against the Jaguars were the most in any NFL game this season. He also broke his previous career high of 131 rushing yards against Indianapolis on Oct. 16, 2017. 

RECORD-SETTING RUN: In the second quarter, Derrick Henry took a handoff from Marcus Mariota inside his own one-yard line and raced 99 yards for a touchdown. It was the second 99-yard run in NFL history, tying Tony Dorsett'srecord-setting touchdown run for the Dallas Cowboys against the Minnesota Vikings on Jan. 3, 1983. It was also the team record, topping Chris Johnson's 94-yard touchdown run against the New York Jets on Dec. 17, 2012. The only other runs in franchise history of at least 90 yards were Johnson's 91-yard rush against the Houston Texans on Sept. 20, 2009 and a 91-yarder by Sid Blanks against the Jets on Dec. 13, 1964.

LONGEST PLAYS IN NFL HISTORY: Derrick Henry's 99-yard touchdown run tied for the longest scrimmage play in NFL history. It was the 15th such play, including one other run (Tony Dorsett) and 13 passing plays. The last 99-yard scrimmage play was New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz's 99-yard reception from Eli Manning against the New York Jets on Dec. 24, 2011. 

FOUR TOUCHDOWNS: Derrick Henry scored on a three-yard run in the first quarter, a 99-yard run in the second quarter, a 16-yard run in the third quarter, and finally a 54-yard run in the third quarter. He tied the franchise record and became the third player in franchise history to rush for four touchdowns in a game. The first two were Earl Campbell against the Miami Dolphins on Nov. 20, 1978 and Lorenzo White against the Cleveland Browns on Dec. 9, 1990. Henry was the first Titans player with three rushing touchdowns in a game since LenDale White at Kansas City on Oct. 19, 2008. The only franchise player with more overall touchdowns in a game than Henry was Oilers running back Billy Cannon, who had five total touchdowns (three rushing, two receiving) at the New York Titans on Dec. 10, 1961. Henry became the first NFL player with four rushing touchdowns in a game since New England Patriots running back Jonas Gray at Indianapolis on Nov. 16, 2014.

RUSH OF 90 YARDS AND RECEPTION OF 60 YARDS IN A CAREER: Derrick Henry became the ninth NFL player since 1975 with at least one 90-yard run and at least one 60-yard reception in his career. The others were Tony DorsettGarrison HearstTiki BarberChris JohnsonJamaal CharlesHerschel WalkerWarrick Dunn and Adrian Peterson. In addition to his 99-yard run, Henry had a 66-yard touchdown catch against the Jaguars on Dec. 31, 2017.

200 YARDS AND FOUR TOUCHDOWNS: Derrick Henry became the seventh NFL player since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger with at least four rushing touchdowns and at least 200 rushing yards in a game, joining Clinton PortisBarry SandersDoug MartinJonas GrayMike Anderson and Corey Dillon. Henry became the first to accomplish the feat in fewer than 20 carries (17). 

THREE RUNS OF 70 YARDS: Derrick Henry has an NFL-high three rushing attempts of at least 70 yards since 2017. Leonard Fournette (two) is the only other player with more than one. 

RUSHING TDs OF 90 AND 50 YARDS: Derrick Henry matched former Titans running back Chris Johnson as the only players in NFL history with a rushing touchdown of at least 90 yards and a rushing touchdown of at least 50 yards in the same game. Johnson accomplished the feat against the Houston Texans on Sept. 20, 2009.

POINTS IN A GAME: Derrick Henry's 24 points tied for the fourth-highest single-game total in franchise history, trailing only Billy Cannon (30 on Dec. 10, 1961), Rob Bironas (26 on Oct. 21, 2007) and George Blanda (26 on Sept. 18, 1960). Earl Campbell (Nov. 20, 1978) and Lorenzo White (Dec. 9, 1990) also had 24 points on four touchdowns in a single game. 

THURSDAY NIGHT RECORDS: Derrick Henry's 238 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns were each the most in any Thursday Night Football game in history.

MOST TDs IN A SEASON FOR HENRY: With his four touchdowns in the game, Derrick Henry set a new career high with nine rushing touchdowns on the season. He had five rushing touchdowns in both 2016 and 2017. Henry's nine rushing touchdowns this season have all come in a seven-game span.

Titans running back Derrick Henry carries 17 times for a franchise-record 238 yards and four touchdowns in Tennessee's 30-9 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday Night Football in 2018.

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