Titans RB Derrick Henry Named AP Offensive Player of the Year


TAMPA, Fla. – Titans running back Derrick Henry has been named the 2020 NFL Offensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press.

The announcement was made on Saturday night as part of the NFL Honors show leading up to Super Bowl LV.

"First and foremost, I want to thank God," Henry said. "I also want to thank all of my teammates for all your hard work, all of you. I want to thank everyone in the entire Titans organization for giving me chance and an opportunity at my dream. I am so thankful, so grateful for this opportunity.

"Yulee (Florida) stand up. Thank y'all again. God bless."

Earlier, Henry was named Offensive Player of the Year by the Professional Football Writers of America, and he was selected as 2020 AFC Offensive Player of the Year for the 51st annual NFL 101 awards.

Henry, who was also named first-team All-Pro by the Associated Press last month, led the NFL and set a franchise record with 2,027 rushing yards in 2020, becoming the eighth player in league annals to rush for at least 2,000 yards in a season.

His 2,027 rushing yards gave him the fifth-highest total in NFL history behind Eric Dickerson's 2,105 (1984), Adrian Peterson's 2,097 (2012), Jamal Lewis' 2,066 (2003) and Barry Sanders' 2,053 (1997). Henry broke Chris Johnson's franchise mark of 2,006 rushing yards in 2009.

Henry also became the first player since LaDainian Tomlinson (2006-07) to lead the NFL in rushing yards in consecutive seasons. Henry previously led the league in 2019 with 1,540 rushing yards.

Related Content

Fan Zone

Titans + Nissan Stadium App

Titans + Nissan Stadium App

Stay up to date with team and stadium news, concert and event announcements, stream live Titans games and more!

Tennessee Titans Marketplace

Tennessee Titans Marketplace

A one-stop shop for Titans memorabilia, autographed items and more!

Tennessee Titans Email Newsletter

Tennessee Titans Email Newsletter

Get Titans news sent straight to your inbox.