If a football player reaches the NFL, there’s a good chance their high school jersey is going to be retired.
But that didn’t make the honor any less special for Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry on Thursday night.
Yulee High School, which is located in northeast Florida, officially retired Henry’s number 2 jersey on Thursday night.
— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) May 17, 2019
Henry finished his high school football career with an astounding 12,124 rushing yards and 153 touchdowns. He was named Florida’s Mr. Football in 2012, as well as a USA Today High School All-American.
The Florida native was selected by the Titans in the second round of the 2016 draft after a stellar three year career at Alabama (which included a national championship in 2015).
Henry, a former five-star recruit, has had modest success during his first three seasons in the NFL.
The former Heisman Trophy winner surpassed 1,000 rushing yards in 2018 for the first time in his career. He also tied a NFL record with a 99 yard rushing touchdown (one of the more impressive rushing touchdowns you’ll ever see).
DERRICK HENRY WENT BEASTMODE!!! 😱😱😱
99 YARDS. #TitanUp
— NFL (@NFL) December 7, 2018
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