- Horoscope: Capricorn
- Net worth: $10 000 000
- Ethnicity: African-American
- Nationality: American
- Fathers name: Derrick Henry Sr.
- Mothers name: Stacy Veal
- Education: Yulee High School, The University of Alabama
- Weight: 112.0
- Hair color: Black
- Eye color: Brown
Derrick Henry: biography
Derrick Lamar Henry Jr., who was born January 4, 1994, is a Florida-born American footballer. Also known by the nickname "King Henry," he is a running back for the NFL's Tennessee Titans.
Childhood and youth
Derrick is from Yulee, a city that is located in Florida. There, he studied at the public school and even played for the Yulee Hornets, a local football team. Derrick came from a middle-class family; he was born to Stacy Veal and Derrick Henry Senior. Primarily, the young footballer was raised by his grandma, Gladys, since his parents were underage and led an immoral lifestyle. After completing his high school education in his hometown, Derrick attended Alabama College in 2013.
Derrick was drafted in the second round of the NFL and was picked by the Tennessee Titans with the 45th overall pick. During the 2019 season, Derrick set records for both rushing yards and touchdowns in the NFL. He will become the eighth player in NFL history to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a single season and the second Tennessee Titan to do so in 2020. He currently leads the league in both yards and touchdowns. Derrick was given the 2020 Associated Press Offensive Player of the Year award for the NFL at that time.
Most observers believe Derrick will be taken either toward the end of the first or second round after leaving Alabama. People believed that his enormous build, quick running, ease with which he could overcome grips, speed, long strides, outstanding physical condition, and frequent play were his main assets. His body's toll as a workhorse in Alabama, poor acceleration, mediocre foot speed, average catching abilities, a narrow-supported running gait, sluggish cuts, and a high stride were the key causes for worry about his game.
He ran for 84 yards and a score on 19 attempts in the 2019 season opener against the Cleveland Browns. He also caught one ball for a score of 75 yards as the Titans defeated the Rams 43–13 on the road.
Derrick is strictly religious, and his faith is Christian. He often prays to God and, as he said, "is very thankful for all blessings." Derrick has a bachelor's degree in communications. Also, Derrick is the father of one daughter, Valentina Allure. Since 2016, Derrick has been in a longtime relationship with Adrianna Rivas.
Honors and awards
Here are the most essential Derrick Johnson awards he received throughout his career:
- NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2020)
- First-team All-Pro (2020)
- Second-team All-Pro (2019)
- Pro Bowl (2019, 2020, 2022)
- NFL rushing yards leader (2019, 2020)
- NFL rushing touchdowns leader (2019, 2020)
- CFP National Champion (2015)
- Heisman Trophy (2015)
- Maxwell Award (2015)
- Doak Walker Award (2015)
- The Walter Camp Award (2015)
- Unanimous All-American (2015)
- SEC Offensive Player of the Year (2015)
- First-team All-SEC (2015)