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Henry sets national rushing record

By John Gillis 

On October 5, Yulee (Florida) High School senior running back Derrick Henry set a national football record with his 40th consecutive 100-yard rushing game in his team’s 35-0 victory over Fernandina Beach (Florida) High School.

According to the NFHS’ online multimedia National High School Sports Record Book, Henry surpassed the previous record held by Rushel Shell of Aliquippa (Pennsylvania) Hopewell High School, who had 39 consecutive 100-yard rushing games from 2008 to 2011.

The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Henry had 15 carries for 190 yards and three touchdowns in the Fernandina Beach game. He is also fifth on the all-time national career rushing list with 9,807 yards.


John Gillis is the associate director of publications and communications of the NFHS. If you have any comments or articles ideas, please forward them to Gillis at 


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