The 6-foot-3, 247-pound back certainly defies physics often. The oversized bulldozer already owns the longest touchdown run in NFL history at 99 yards (tied with Tony Dorsett) against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and just last week stiff armed Josh Norman into another dimension.
In the Titans’ 42-36 overtime win against the Houston Texans, Henry was both unstoppable and immovable. A monster 94-yard touchdown run was Exhibit A of that.
Derrick Henry 94-Yard TD Run
Tennessee was trailing 23-21 with more than nine minutes left in the fourth quarter when the former Alabama Heisman Trophy winner decided to put his team on his back.
Henry took the handoff, shot through a gap, juked a defender and then outran about four Texans defenders all the way to the end zone. The man who posted more high school rushing yards than anyone else finished this game with 212 rushing yards, another 52 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
According to the Titans’ twitter account, Henry reached a top speed of 21.62 MPH on the run. Only four other players reached top speeds greater than 20.64 MPH on Sunday: Lamar Jackson, D’Andre Swift, Minkah Fitzpatrick and Robby Anderson.
Henry’s response to that: “That’s too slow.” Good luck to anyone trying to tackle this dude!
Sunday was filled with crazy sports stories like Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers pounding Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, Baker Mayfield and the Browns stinking it up against the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Los Angeles Dodgers beating the Atlanta Braves in the playoffs to advance to the World Series.
However, Henry’s 94-yard run should’ve stolen the show.