Alabama commit Derrick Henry breaks national HS rushing record

Sunday November 18th, 2012

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.

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