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Alabama Football: RB Commit Derrick Henry Sets National Rushing Record

Needing only 102 yards to set a new high school career rushing record, Derrick Henry became the nation’s all-time leader in the second quarter on Friday night. The Yulee (Fl.) High School star broke the record on a 52-yard scamper in a playoff game against Taylor County (Fl.).

Yulee won the game 41-26 with Henry contributing 482 yards and all six touchdowns. Henry rushed for over 400 yards in four games this season and set the Florida high school record for most yards in a game with a 510-yard performance earlier this season.

Counting tonight’s performance, Henry has rushed for 50 touchdowns this season and is just under 4000 yards going into next week’s game. He has rushed for more than 100 yards in every game of his career, and has not been held for less than 200 yards in any game this season. With plans to enroll at Alabama early, look for Derrick Henry to have an immediate impact in the backfield with Lacy, Yeldon, Fowler and the rest of the Tide’s very deep roster.

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