Derrick Henry is one of the best runners in the NFL, a Pro Bowler, a national champion and a Heisman winner. So it should come as little surprise that Henry was a high school phenom as well.
Following his All-Pro campaign for the Tennessee Titans that Henry had, a tweet with Henry's high school senior stats has recently gone viral again. The tweet reveals just how incredible Henry was in his final year at Yulee High School in Florida.
Over the course of 13 games that year, Henry rushed for at least 189 yards each time. On September 21, he set a Florida high school record with 510 rushing yards and six touchdowns. That was one of four games where Henry recorded at least 400 rushing yards
All told, 462 carries for 4,261 rushing yards and 55 touchdowns - on the ground. Those are NFL or college quarterback numbers for a high schooler.
Naturally, Henry's high school dominance paved the way for an elite recruiting ranking and he was promptly picked up by Nick Saban. And the rest is history.
At Alabama, Henry became the school's all-time leading rusher and shattered the Crimson Tide's single-season rushing record in 2015 en route to a national title. He is the only Alabama player with multiple games of 225+ rushing yards in school history.
And to think, with all of his talent, Derrick Henry is the only Heisman Trophy-winning running back who didn't go in the first round of the NFL Draft.
But those 31 others teams' loss is Henry's gain, and he's going to get seriously paid in the years to come.