Tide commitment breaks national rushing record

Alabama commitment Derrick Henry needed 103 yards to pass the career rushing yards mark Sugar Land (Texas) High’s Ken Hall set 59 years ago, and Henry broke the record before the end of the first quarter Friday night.

According to the Florida Times-Union, Henry finished with 58 carries, 482 yards and six touchdowns in Yulee (Fla.) High’s 41-26 win over Taylor County. This was a first-round matchup in the Florida Class 4A playoffs. This marks the 45th straight time Henry has topped 100 rushing yards, which also is a national record.

“I’m so glad I could do it at Yulee and everyone could be a part of it,” Henry told WJXT-TV of Jacksonville, Fla., at halftime.

Henry passed Hall with a 52-yard run in the first quarter.

Henry is a 6-foot-3, 240-pound running back and is rated as a five-star prospect. He entered Friday’s game with 11,130 career yards and 3,266 yards this season.

Hall rushed for 11,232 yards during 1950-53 for Sugar Land before playing for Bear Bryant at Texas A&M.

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