Alabama in the Pros

Derrick Henry gifts his offensive linemen gold chains to celebrate his 2,000-yard season

Derrick Henry scores rushing touchdown for Titans versus Bills
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The Tennessee Titans did not have one offensive lineman make the NFL Pro Bowl for 2020; however, do not tell that to All-Pro running back Derrick Henry.

He is about supporting his guys and did it in a big way after recording a 2,000-yard season.

The former Alabama standout and 2015 Heisman Trophy winner gifted his linemen gold chains. Each one had a crown on it and “2K” encrusted with diamonds. People said his style would not work in the pros, but Henry has quickly silenced all critics.

He is a two-time NFL rushing champion and two-time leader for rushing touchdowns.

Henry recorded 378 carries for 2,027 yards with 17 touchdowns, guiding to the Titans winning its first AFC South Division title since 2008.

The 6-foot-3, 247-pounder wore the opposition down as he collected ten 100-yard games, including a trio of 200-yard performances.

He feasted in both matchups against the Houston Texans, tallying 462 yards rushing and four scores on 56 carries.

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Despite the Titans losing to the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC playoffs, Henry became the eighth player in league history to rush for 2,000 yards. He was invited to his second straight Pro Bowl and was named NFL’s Offensive Player of the Year. The native Floridian is the best in the NFL, but he knows it’s about the guys playing with him.

Hopefully, the Titans will continue to build around Henry in its quest for a Super Bowl title.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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