Derrick Henry Finishes Season With Over 2000 Yards Rushing


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Derrick Henry joined the 2000 yard club after a huge performance, Sunday.

Tennesee Titans star running back Derrick Henry surpassed 2000 rushing yards for the season after the team’s 41-38 win over the Houston Texans.

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Henry finished Sunday’s game with 250 yards and 2 touchdowns on the ground. In total for the season, he finishes with a franchise-record of 2,027 yards rushing. This is the fifth-most of all-time.

“He’s definitely showing that he is that next best thing. When you’re Derrick Henry, teams are coming in and they are focused on stopping you. That right there makes it even more impressive,”¬†future Hall of Fame running back Adrian¬†Peterson said last month.

Henry joins just seven other players in NFL history who have accomplished the feat, including Peterson. The seven players are as follows:

– Eric Dickerson, 2,105 yards in 1984
– Adrian Peterson, 2,097 yards in 2012
– Jamal Lewis, 2,066 yards in 2003
– Barry Sanders, 2,053 yards in 1997
– Terrell Davis, 2,008 yards in 1998
– Chris Johnson, 2,006 yards in 2009
– O.J. Simpson, 2,003 yards in 1973

Henry was drafted by the Titans in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft with the 45th overall pick.

The Titans finish the season 11-5, in first place in the AFC South. They will play the Baltimore Ravens at home during the first round of the playoffs, next week.

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