Home vs Road
Margin of Victory
Home vs Road
Margin of Victory
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. In 2020, Henry secured the NFL's rushing title for the second consecutive year after recording 2,027 rushing yards and 17 rushing touchdowns, becoming the eighth player in NFL history to eclipse 2,000 rushing yards in a season. In 2019, Henry was the NFL's leading rusher with 1,540 yards and 16 rushing scores. He racked up 5,860 rushing yards and scored 55 rushing touchdowns during his first five NFL seasons, including consecutive 1,000-yard seasons each year from 2018-20. At Alabama, the Heisman Trophy winner set numerous school and SEC records while leading his team to a National Championship in 2015.
• In 2020, Henry was named the NFL Offensive Player of the Year, Associated Press first-team All-Pro, and FedEx Ground Player of the Year for the second consecutive season after leading the NFL with a franchise-record 2,027 rushing yards, becoming the eighth player in NFL history to eclipse 2,000 rushing 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.
• Additionally, in 2020 he earned first-team All-Pro honors from Pro Football Focus, Pro Football Writers of America and Sporting News and was the 101 Awards AFC Offensive Player of the Year.
• Henry became the first player to lead the NFL in rushing yards in consecutive seasons (2019-20) since LaDainian Tomlinson (2006-07).
• In 2020, Henry became the fifth all-time NFL player to lead the NFL in rushing yards, attempts and rushing touchdowns in consecutive seasons. The last to do so prior to Henry was Cleveland's Leroy Kelly from 1967 to 1968. The only other players to achieve it are Jim Brown (1958-59), Steve Van Buren (1947-49) and Bill Paschal (1943-44).
• In 2020, Henry recorded three 200-yard rushing games in a season, becoming the fifth player in NFL history to do so, joining Earl Campbell (four in 1980), O.J. Simpson (1973), Tiki Barber (2005) and Jay Ajayi (2016). He became the first player in NFL history with five career games with at least 200 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.
• In the 2020 regular season finale at Houston (1/3/21), set the franchise record with 250 rushing yards, breaking his own club record of 238 rushing yards (12/6/18 vs. Jacksonville). Henry's 250 rushing yards tied for the 13th-best single-game total in the NFL since 1948.
• Henry set a career high with 17 rushing touchdowns in 2020, finishing with the second-best total in franchise history behind Earl Campbell's 19 rushing touchdowns in 1979.
• In 2020, Henry totaled 1,221 rushing yards in road games, the most by any NFL running back since 1948. The previous high was held by Eric Dickerson (1,087 in 1984). Dating back to 2019, he had a streak of nine consecutive road games with at least 100 rushing yards, passing Chris Johnson (eight games from 2009-10) for the second-longest such streak in NFL history behind only Barry Sanders' 10-game road streak (from 1996-97).
• Henry totaled 2,141 scrimmage yards (2,027 rushing and 114 receiving) in 2020 to finish second in franchise history behind Chris Johnson's 2,509 scrimmage yards in 2009.
• Recorded 10 total 100-yard rushing games in 2020 to tie Earl Campbell (1980) for the third-most in franchise history. Only Campbell in 1979 (11) and Chris Johnson in 2009 (12) had more.
• Henry became the NFL's first player to rush for at least 175 and two touchdowns four times in a season in 2020.
• In 2020, Henry joined Terrell Davis (1997-98), Shaun Alexander (2004-05) and Larry Johnson (2005-06) as the only players in NFL history to rush for 1,500 yards and 15 touchdowns in two consecutive seasons.
• From 2019-20, Henry established a streak of 20 consecutive games in the regular season and playoffs with at least 18 rushing attempts, the second-longest streak of its kind in the NFL since 1948. The only player with more consecutive 18-carry games in the regular season and postseason was Emmitt Smith, whose streak was 23 games with the Dallas Cowboys from 1995 to 1996.
• In 2020, he became the first player in NFL history to produce more thanone overtime touchdown run in a season. He joined LaDainian Tomlinson as the NFL's only players with multiple career touchdown runs in overtime. Tomlinson had three during his career.
• In 2020, Henry joined Bo Jackson, Ahman Green, Chris Johnson and Lamar Miller as the only NFL players to record two career rushing touchdowns of at least 90 yards. Henry joined Miller (two 97-yard touchdown runs) as the only players to ever record multiple touchdown runs of at least 94 yards.
• In 2019, Henry was the NFL's leading rusher with a then career-best 1,540 rushing yards on a career-high 303 carries for a career-high 16 rushing touchdowns.
• In 2019, Henry received numerous awards and recognition, including the NFL's FedEx Ground Player of the Year, second-team All-Pro by the Associated Press and his first career Pro Bowl selection.
• In 2019, led the AFC, ranked third in the NFL, and led the team with a career-high 18 total touchdowns.
• Ranked second in the AFC and fourth in the NFL with a career-high 1,746 yards from scrimmage in 2019.
• In 2019, Henry recorded eight 100-yard rushing performances including the postseason.
• In 2019, moved into fifth place on the franchise's all-time rushing touchdowns list after passing Lorenzo White (29) against Kansas City (11/10/19). In the same game, Henry also became the ninth player in franchise history to reach 3,000 career rushing yards.
• In Week 17 of the 2019 season, he was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week after his performance at Houston (12/29/19), where he rushed a season-high 32 times for a season-best 211 yards with three touchdowns to secure the NFL's rushing title.
• In 2019, became the sixth player in franchise history with at least 12 touchdowns in two or more consecutive seasons.
• In 2019, joined Napoleon Kaufman (1997-99) 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.
• Passed Steve McNair (3,439 career rushing yards) for sixth place on the team's all-time rushing list, and later passed Hoyle Granger (3,514) for fifth place on the team's all-time rushing list in 2019.
• In 2019, Henry started all three of the team's playoff games and finished the postseason with 83 carries for a league-best 446 yards and two touchdowns, all of which set career-highs. His 446 rushing yards in the postseason ranked second in franchise playoff history behind Eddie George's 449 rushing yards during the 1999 playoffs.
• In 2019, during Wild Card Weekend at New England (1/4/20), Henry set a then-franchise playoff record with 182 rushing yards on 34 carries and a touchdown, which marked the second-most yards on the road in an NFL playoff game since 1950. The following week during the Divisional Round at Baltimore (1/11/20), set a franchise playoff record with 195 rushing yards on 30 carries.
• In 2018, Henry was named to the PFWA All-AFC team after setting then single-season career highs in carries (215), rushing yards (1,059), rushing long (99t), and touchdowns (12).
• 2018 marked Henry's first career 1,000-yard season. He finished sixth in the NFL in rushing yards.
• In 2018, named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 13 after collecting a franchise-best 238 rushing yards with a franchise-tying four rushing touchdowns against Jacksonville on Thursday Night Football (12/6). In the same game, he scored four rushing touchdowns to tie the franchise's single-game record (Earl Campbell, Lorenzo White).
• In Week 13 of the 2018 season, recorded the second 99-yard touchdown run in NFL history (Tony Dorsett). The run also set the mark for the longest touchdown run in franchise history and tied for the longest scrimmage play in NFL history. He also became the second player 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 (Chris Johnson).
• In 2018, named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for December after registering 97 carries for 625 yards and eight touchdowns.
• In 2018, 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 (Clinton Portis, Barry Sanders, Doug Martin, Jonas Gray, Mike Anderson and Corey Dillon). Henry became the first to accomplish the feat in fewer than 20 carries (17).
• 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 in 2015. 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 (11/28/15), 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 (1/11/16), 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.
• 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.
• Born Derrick Lamar Henry, Jr. on Jan. 4, 1994 in Yulee, Fla.