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Derrick Henry Makes Historic 99 Yard TD Run

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry made history on Thursday night during their 30 – 9 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Derrick Henry ran 99 yards to match the Dallas Cowboys’ Tony Dorsett for the longest touchdown run in NFL history.

Not only that, but he did so against a Jaguars team that prides itself on defensive strength. The 6 foot 3, 247 pound Derrick Henry rode several tackles on the historic run. As well as that, he made a few other personal and league records, too.

“Once I got in the open field it was going to take all of them,” Henry said.

“I definitely wasn’t going down easy.”


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The 2015 Heisman Trophy winner carried the ball a total of 17 times for 238 yards and four touchdowns.

It was only the 10th time since 1950 that a running back has rushed for 200 yards and four touchdowns in a match.

As well as that, Henry did it with five fewer carries than anybody who came before. On averaged, he went an impressive 14 yards per rush.

His record breaking 99 yard run happened when the Jaguars’ Leonard Fournette spilled the ball. This gave the Titans possession just inside their 1 – yard line.

Henry broke left and past A.J Bouye, then outmuscled Leon Jacobs on the 20 yard line. On his way to the endzone, he brushed Myles Jack aside to make the touchdown.

“Everybody was just going crazy,” he said. “I was trying to hit helmets with everybody, dap everybody up. It was a crazy play.”


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Henry also had touchdown runs of 3, 16 and 54 yards against the 16th-ranked defense in the league.

It was the league’s first 200 yard, four touchdown game since 2014 when Jonas Gray of the New England Patriots did it.

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