Florida prep Derrick Henry eclipses career rushing record
Yulee, FL, United States (4E Sports) – Derrick Henry of Yulee (Fla.) High School rushed to 11,612 career yards to surpass Ken Hall’s previous record of 11,232 yards.
He set the record on a 52-yard touchdown run with 11:16 remaining in the second quarter that gave Yulee a 7-0 lead.
Entering the game, the 6-foot-3, 238-pound Henry needed 102 rushing yards to overtake Hall. He finished it with 482 yards and six touchdowns on 58 carries.
He now has 11,612 yards and his 148 touchdowns now rank sixth on the all-time list.
“Breaking this record means a lot to me,” Henry said. “I don’t think it will really hit me until I’m done with football.”
Henry said Hall congratulated him and told him to always stay hungry and to work hard and make sure he gets his education.
Hall, who held the record for nearly 60 years, played at Sugar Land (Texas) High School from 1950-53.
Ranked No. 26 in the ESPN 150 and the No. 3 athlete in the country, Henry has rushed for more than 100 yards in all 45 high school games in which he has played. In 11 games this year, Henry has not been held below 200 yards rushing. He has run for 3,752 yards and 50 touchdowns.
He set Florida’s single-game rushing record earlier this season with a 510-yard performance against Jacksonville Jackson.
Henry has commited to the Alabama Crimsontide.