Derrick Henry Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 22 Jul, 2017
Facts of Derrick Henry
Date of Birth: 1994 , July-17
Age: 25 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
Name Derrick Henry
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Yulee
Ethnicity Black
Profession Football running back
Working For NFL Draft
Net Worth $3 million
Affair with N/A
Girlfriend N/A
Education University of Alabama
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Synopsis

The 23-year old, Derrick Henry is an American football running back for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. He won the 2015 Heisman Trophy and the 2016 NCAA National Championship as a member of the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Early Life and Education

Derrick Henry was born on July 17, 1994, in Yulee, Florida. Regarding his nationality and ethnicity, Derrick is a Black American. He attended Yulee High School in Yulee, Florida and was a three-sport star in football, track, and basketball.

As a junior in 2011, Henry rushed for 2,610 yards and 34 scores to garner first-team All-Coast honors from the Florida Times-Union. ESPN.com considered a five-star recruit, Derrick was selected in the No. 1 all over the nation in 2013.

Henry committed to the University of Alabama in September 2012, after initially committing to the University of Georgia.

College Career

Derrick Henry made a quick dash for 382 yards on 36 carries with three touchdowns as a true freshman in 2013. As a sophomore year in 2014, he also shared time with TR. J. Yeldon and rushed for 990 yards on 172 carries with 11 touchdowns.

After Yeldon he left for the NFL and as a junior in 2015, he took over as the beginning running back. He played in all 15 games and made a quick dash for SEC records 2,219 yards and 28 touchdowns on 395 carries.

Moreover, Henry won a number of prestigious awards including the Walter Camp Award, Doak Walker Award, and Maxwell Award.

Professional Career

The Tennessee Titans drafted Derrick Henry in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft before he signed a four-year contract with the Tennessee Titans for $5.40 million with $3.30 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $2.13 million, on May 9, 2016.

Derrick Henry started his rookie season as the backup running back to the veteran, DeMarco Murry. He started his professional career in the Titan's season opening loss to the Minnesota Vikings. During his rookie season, he made 110 carries for 490 yards in 15 games.

Professional Life

The 23-year-old Derrick Henry is an unmarried man. He is single with no sign of a girlfriend and is currently busy with his career. There aren’t any rumors and sightings of Henry dating anyone. Other than that, he is also more active on social networking sites. He has both a Twitter and an Instagram account.

Net Worth and Body Measurement

On May 9, 2016, the Tennessee Titans signed Henry to a 4 year, $5,407,928 contract with the Tennessee Titans, including a $2,133,038 signing bonus, $2,828,853 guaranteed. He receives an average annual salary of $ 1,351,982. Henry also earned a good amount of net worth that is estimated to be $3 million. He is 6 feet 3 inches tall in height.  

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