Derrick Henry: 45 carries, 316 yards, 4 TDs. #Alabama
— Justin Barney (@JustinBarneyTU) December 1, 2012
Alabama commitment Derrick Henry closed out his high school career with a 63-yard touchdown run Friday night. Unfortunately for Yulee High, it wasn’t enough as the Hornets fell 45-35 to Bolles in the Florida Class 4A state semifinals.
As you can see from the Twitter post above from The Florida Times-Union’s Justin Barney, Henry had another big night for Yulee in the loss.
His 316 yards gave him 12,124 for his high school career, which is a national record. He also finished the season with 4,260 yards for Yulee (9-4), which broke the state record of 4,087 set in 1996 by Travis Henry of Frostproof. Henry played at Tennessee.
Henry, who is 6-foot-3 and 240 pounds, has announced on Twitter he will begin school at Alabama in January.
The all-time list
1, Derrick Henry, Yulee (Fla.), 2009-12, 12,124
2, Ken Hall, Sugar Land (Texas), 1950-53, 11,232
3, Mike Hart, Onondaga (Nedrow, N.Y.), 2000-03, 11,045
4, Kevin Parks Jr., West Roan (Mt. Ulla, N.C.), 2006-09, 10,895
5, Johnathan Gray, Aledo (Texas), 2008-11, 10,889
6, Kevin Taylor, Glades Day (Belle Glade, Fla.), 2009-12, 10,729
7, Traylon Shead, Cayuga (Texas), 2006-09, 10,298
8, Toney Baker, Ragsdale (Jamestown, N.C.), 2001-04, 10,241
9, Terrance Wilkes, Wadley (Ala.), 2003-06, 9,668
10, Toby Gerhart, Norco (Calif.), 2002-05, 9,662
Note: Taylor’s yardage is unofficial.