Derrick Henry

Derrick Henry

Preseason

Chance of Injury in 2020: question mark 90%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 13.4%
Projected Games missed for 2020: question mark 2.6
Durability: question mark 33

High Risk

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Derrick Henry Player Overview

Derrick Henry has been a beast his entire life. Born in the small town of Yuli, Florida, just outside of Jacksonville, Henry was a three-sport star, playing football, basketball, and running track. I (Dr. Morse) remember driving through the town late last year and seeing a plaque saying ‘home of Derrick Henry,’ and thought nothing of it, but after reading his high school statistics it really helped put this further into perspective.

On the high school football field, Henry was unstoppable. He rushed over 300 times in each of his four years of high school, and even in his worst season, his freshman year, he rushed 7.9 yards per carry and ran for 26 touchdowns.

By the time his senior season was complete, he had rushed 462 times for 4,261 yards, averaging 9.2 yards per carry, 327 yards rushing per game and ran for 55 touchdowns. 55 touchdowns!! Henry set the national high school football record for career rushing yards with 12,124. Video game numbers!!

It's easy to fathom why Henry was a five-star recruit by ESPN and 24/7 Sports while considered the best running back in the country in 2013. Not only was Henry a success on the gridiron, but he ran track as a sprinter and a member of the 4x100 and 4x400 squads.

Henry was a massive recruit by teams such as Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Clemson, Florida, and many more. He chose Alabama after initially deciding on Georgia.

Derrick Henry is not the prototypical running back, he more assumes the stature of a bowling ball, measuring at 6’3” tall and weighing over 245 pounds.

While at Alabama, Henry was primarily a backup, and in his sophomore year, he split time with T.J. Yeldon. It was his junior year, the 2015 season, where Henry took his game to the next level. He rushed for 395 times for 2,219 yards, an impressive 5.6 yards per carry and scored 28 touchdowns against high-level competition.

By the end of his junior campaign, Henr…

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Derrick Henry Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Dec 18, 2019 NFL Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Henry was inactive for Week 16 game against the Saints due to hamstring injury as he logged a limited at practice
Nov 6, 2016 NFL Leg Calf Strain Henry strained his calf in pregame warmups. He sat out Week 9 against the Chargers.
Apr 13, 2013 Non-NFL Leg Fibula Fracture Henry fractured his fibula during a spring scrimmage and underwent surgery.