YULEE, Fla. - Derrick Henry has broken one of the most coveted and long-standing records in the history of high school football.
Henry, a senior with Yulee High School, broke Ken Hall's career rushing record Friday night. Hall ran for 11,232 yards in four years (1950-53) at Sugar Land in Texas.
The record had long been considered an unbreakable mark. But Henry, who has verbally committed to play for Alabama next fall, had been steadily closing in on it all season.
He topped Hall's record on a 52-yard touchdown run against Taylor County in a Class 4A state playoff game. The running back finished the game with 482 yards and six touchdowns on 58 carries.
The star running back ended the night with 11,612 career rushing yards.
The 6-foot-3, 240-pound back has rushed for at least 100 yards in every game of his high school career. He already owns the national record with 45 consecutive games of at least 100 yards.
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