Derrick Henry is an American football player who serves as a running back for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He has displayed the taller stature while being more than your average running back, earning him the nickname “King Henry”.
Derrick Henry was born on January 4th, 1994 and is only 28 years old in 2022. He was born in Yulee, Florida to his loving and caring parents named Stacy Veal and Derrick Henry Sr. and both were 15 and 16 years old respectively at the time. Henry’s father, nicknamed “Big D,” was absent for much of his childhood.
He has been arrested more than 20 times in his life for various crimes, including drug abuse and prostitution offences, and has struggled to maintain a normal work life. Derrick Henry’s grandmother became a hemodialysis technician who played a large role in raising Henry and instilling in him good thoughts and moral values. He developed a close relationship with his grandmother.
Derrick Henry’s career
Derrick set a national high school football record. He played college football for the Alabama Crimson Tide, where he also spent his junior season while breaking Herschel Walker’s record for single college rushing yards. He won the 2015 Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award, Doak Walker Award and Walter Camp Award. Henry was drafted by the Titans in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
He helped the team compete in 2019 NFL rushing yards and rushing touchdowns. In 2020, he led the league in rushing yards and touchdowns and became the eighth player in NFL history to rush for 2,000+ yards in a single season. He became the second Tennessee titan to set such a record. Henry also won the 2020 Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award.
Derrick attended Yulee High School where he was honored with the three-sport star title in football, basketball and track. He played football as a running back for the Yulee Hornets football team. In 2009, as a freshman, he ran for 2,465 yards and 26 touchdowns. In 2010, he was honored with the title of first-team All-Coast selection at running back after rushing for 2,788 yards, 38 touchdowns and an average of 8.9 yards per stride attempt.
Derrick played and attended college football at the University of Alabama from 2013-2015. He received a degree in communications and graduated on May 4, 2014. On the same day of the year, he published an article in The Players’ Tribune thanking his late grandmother for being the greatest inspiration to pursue his degree while having a good career in football and other games.
Professional career: 2021 season
Derrick started the season by starting at slow pace. He rushed for 58 rushing yards as the season began with the Titans losing to the Arizona Cardinals by a 38-13 aggregate score. In Week 2 against the Seattle Seahawks, Henry finished with a 182-yard rush, three rushing touchdowns, 55 receiving yards and a 33-30 win for the Titans in overtime. Henry received the honor of AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 2. In Week 6, he rushed for 143 yards and three touchdowns for a 34-31 aggregate in a win over the Bills. With this special performance, he earned his second title as AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
Derrick Henry Biography
|Real name||Derrick Lamar Henry Jr.|
|date of birth||January 4, 1994|
|Age (as of 2022)||28 years|
|place of birth||Yulee, Fla., USA|
|job||running back football|
|height||in feet inches – 6′ 3” – in centimeters – 191cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 112kg – in pounds – 247 pounds|
|shoe size||14 (USA)|
Derrick Henry Family
|father||Derrick Henry Sr.|
|school||Yulee High School|
|University||The University of Alabama|
|Who is Derrick Henry’s wife?||Adrianna Rivas|
|children||Valentina Allure Henry|
Henry entered into a close love affair with Adrianna Yasmin Rivas Colmenero, who was born on May 3, 1994 in Odessa, Texas. She was born to her loving and caring parents named Simona and Joe. Rivas grew up developing her love for the Dallas Cowboys, but that certainly changed after she met and dated Titan star Derrick Henry.
Rivas grew up alongside her two siblings. She has an older and a younger brother. Her older brother Daniel is a graduate of the University of Texas Arlington and her younger brother Adriel Rivas is almost 16 years old. On January 10, 2020, Rivas delighted her fans with the ultrasound of her first baby with Derrick Henry. The couple is blessed with a beautiful baby girl named Valentina Allure Henry who was born on May 18th, 2020.
Derrick Henry Net Worth
On May 9, 2016, the Tennessee Titans signed Henry to a four-year contract valued at $5.40 million and guaranteed $3.30 million in value plus $2.13 million in signing bonuses. On March 16, 2020, Henry was inducted into the franchise tag for the Titans. He signed one day on April 2, 2020 and later on July 15, 2020 he signed a four-year deal with Titans valued at $50 million for the contract. As of 2022, Henry’s net worth is approximately $5 million.