Ti­tans’ RB Henry runs into record book

Tri-City Herald - - Sports - BY TERESA M. WALKER

Der­rick Henry sped and stiff-armed his way to a record-ty­ing 99-yard touch­down run and the Ten­nessee Ti­tans routed the Jack­sonville Jaguars

30-9 on Thurs­day night to stay in the play­off chase.

And that was just part of an amaz­ing night for Henry.

Henry tied Tony Dorsett’s 99-yarder on Jan. 3,

1983, for Dal­las against Min­nesota for the long­est TD run in NFL his­tory. Henry ran to his left and ran up the side­line, stif­farm­ing first Jaguars cor­ner­back A.J. Bouye, then rookie line­backer Leon Ja­cobs twice and fi­nally a shove to line­backer Myles Jack to fin­ish off the TD.

The 2015 Heis­man Tro­phy win­ner, cel­e­brated by strik­ing the Heis­man pose not once, but twice.

Henry set a fran­chise record with 238 yards on just 16 car­ries, top­ping the pre­vi­ous mark of 228 yards set by Chris Johnson in 2009 against yes, the Jaguars.

Henry fin­ished with a ca­reer-high four TDs, ty­ing Lorenzo White and Hall of Fame run­ning back Earl Camp­bell for most rush­ing TDs in a sin­gle game in fran­chise his­tory. Henry also be­came the first player in the NFL with four rush­ing TDs in a game since Jonas Gray of the Patriots in Week 11 in

2014.

Ti­tans coach Mike Vra­bel called Henry’s night “very im­pres­sive.”

With the rout and sec­ond win in a row, the Ti­tans ( 7-6) stayed in AFC play­off con­tention with their fourth straight vic­tory over their old­est divi­sion ri­val. They’ve won six of their last seven against Jack­sonville.

The Jaguars (4-9) have lost eight of their last nine.

Johnson called Henry’s

99-yarder “amaz­ing.”

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