Derrick Henry

Derrick Henry

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Derrick Henry is an American football running back who currently plays for the National Football League’s Tennessee Titans. Derrick Henry was a member of the Alabama Crimson Tide’s football team in college. In the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft, he was picked by the Titans.

Early Life

The 26 years old Derrick Lamar Henry Jr., an American football running back, was born on January 4, 1994, in Yulee, Florida. Derrick Henry Sr. is his father, and Stacy Veal is his mother. His siblings are unidentified. Aside from that, there is no further detail about his siblings or early childhood life. Given his success, we can conclude that he was well-raised by his parents in his hometown as a child.

In the town of Yulee, Florida Henry went to Yulee High School. Moreover, he majored in Communications at the University of Alabama.

Professional life

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Caption: Derrick Henry playing for Tennessee Titans (Source: Instagram)

Derrick started his professional football career as a running back for the Yulee Hornets. As a freshman in 2009, he ran for 2,465 yards and 26 touchdowns. In 2010, he got named as the first-team All-Coast running back after rushing for 2,788 yards and 38 touchdowns with an 8.9 yard per attempt average. Furthermore, in a 52–0 win over Arkansas on October 19, he had 111 rushing yards and his first college rushing touchdown. On November 23, he also had six carries for 66 yards and his second rushing touchdown of the season against Chattanooga. In the 2014 season, Henry spent time in the backfield with T. J. Yeldon.

As a junior in 2015, Henry took over as the starting running back after Yeldon left for the NFL. Furthermore, on May 9, 2016, the Tennessee Titans signed Henry to a four-year, $5.40 million contract with $3.30 million guaranteed and a $2.13 million signing bonus. He began his rookie season as DeMarco Murray’s backup running back. Throughout training camp, he wore the No. 2 jerseys. Henry scored his first career touchdown on a 6-yard run against the Jacksonville Jaguars on October 27, 2016.

On September 17, 2017, Henry ran for 92 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries in a 37–16 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. He ran for 109 yards on 11 carries and reached his longest run of the year on December 3, 2017, with a 75-yard rushing touchdown late in the fourth quarter of a 24-13 win. In Week 2 of the 2018 season, Henry completed his first career eight-yard pass to Taiwan Taylor in the Titans’ 20–17 win over the Houston Texans.

Achievements and Net Worth

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Caption: Derrick Henry NFL player of the year awards (Source: Instagram)

Finally, Derrick received the Heisman Trophy in 2015, as well as the Doak Walker Award, the Maxwell Award, and the Walter Camp Award.

Henry’s salary expected to be $1,474,890. However, he has a high net worth but has kept it secret from the media and the public.

Relationship Status

Derrick Henry is currently dating Adrianna Rivas and is unmarried. Besides that, they both have a good relationship and are having a good time in their lives.

He has avoided criticism and rumor because he prefers to keep his personal life private.

Body Measurement and Social media

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Caption: Derrick Henry body measurement (Source: Instagram)

An average-sized American football running back has dark hair and a black eye. Aside from that, Derrick stands 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 112 kilograms.

He is more active on Twitter, where he has over 378k followers, and Instagram, where he has over 1.5 million followers, rather than Facebook.