January 4, 1994 (29)
Derrick Henry Jr. is an American football running back for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). His imposing rushing game and larger stature than the average running back earned him the nickname “King Henry”.
Henry was drafted in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft by the Titans. He led the NFL in rushing yards for the 2019 season, as well as rushing touchdowns (tied with Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones). In 2020, Henry would again lead the league in rushing yards and touchdowns and became the eighth player in NFL history to rush for over 2,000 yards in a single season, and the second Tennessee Titan to do so. Henry won the 2020 Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award.
Throughout his career, Derrick Henry has often shared the field with other standout athletes and celebrities during charity events and award shows. He’s been seen with fellow NFL stars like Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady, and Russell Wilson, as well as entertainers like Kevin Hart and Snoop Dogg. He’s also collaborated with sports analysts such as Stephen A. Smith and Shannon Sharpe. During charity events, Henry has been seen with figures like Peyton Manning, Ray Lewis, Tim Tebow, and Tony Gonzalez.
Henry’s resume is adorned with numerous recognitions, making him one of the most decorated athletes in recent NFL history. He’s a two-time NFL rushing yards leader, a feat he achieved in 2019 and 2020, and a three-time Pro Bowler as of 2021. His 2020 campaign was particularly noteworthy, as he was awarded the AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year.