Nov 14, 2015; Starkville, MS, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back Derrick Henry (2) runs the ball during the fourth quarter of the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium. Alabama won 31-6 Mandatory Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports
The Stats And The Record Don’t Lie
This one is pretty explanatory. Here is a collegiate athlete that broke records in high school as a running back when some coaches were looking at him as a linebacker. You remember that part in Pretty Woman when Julia Roberts returned to the store after being shunned the day before? All Julia had to say after asking the sales lady if she worked on commission was, “Big mistake” after she refused to wait on her. That’s what I am reminded of here.
I mean, look at this high school stats. There’s one game listed there when Henry averaged over 19 yards per carry. Nineteen!
He did pretty much the same thing in college during his junior season. Two of the greatest running backs in SEC history are Auburn’s Bo Jackson and Georgia’s Herschel Walker. And what did Herny do? He broke records that were held for a long time. Henry surpassed Walker’s SEC single-season rushing record and currently holds just shy of 2,000 yards with at least one more game to go. Walker had less games, but it also took him more carries. Jackson’s Iron Bowl rushing record also went down to Henry after this season’s Iron Bowl.
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