Posted November 17, 2012

Alabama commit Derrick Henry breaks national HS rushing record

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Alabama commit Derrick Henry of Yulee, Fla. broke the national high school rushing record on Friday, capping off the night with a 58-carry, 482-yard six touchdown performance.

Henry, a senior listed at 6’3″ 240 pounds, set the career record of 11,613 yards in his team’s 41-26 victory over Taylor County. The previous record of 11,232 yards was held by Ken Hall of Sugar Land, Texas. The mark stood for 59 years.

“It’s over. I was happy to get it and to get a little rest. But I knew I had to get out there and help my teammates win a game,” Henry said.

According to the NFHS record book, the most rushing yards in a season was 4,756 set by John Giannantonio of Netcong, N.J. (he did it in eight games!). The Florida record – done in 14 games – was done by Travis Henry (no relation), who went for 4,087 for Frostproof in 1996.

For the season, Henry has 377 carries, 3,752 yards and 50 touchdowns.


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