Derrick Henry Biography

Derrick Henry is an American football player who plays as a running back for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He has posed the larger stature while being more than an average running back that earned him the nickname “King Henry”.

Early Life

Derrick Henry was born on 4th January 1994 and as of 2022, he is merely 28 years old. He was born in Yulee, Florida to his loving and caring parents named Stacy Veal and Derrick Henry Sr. and both were then aged 15 and 16 respectively. Henry’s father, who had the pet name “Big D” was absent for much of his childhood. He was being arrested more than 20 times in his life for various crimes including drugs abuse, prostitution-related offenses, and had trouble maintaining normal employment life. Derrick Henry’s grandmother became a hemodialysis technician who had a great hand in raising Henry while instilling in him good thoughts and moral values. He developed a close relationship with his grandmother.

Derrick Henry Career

Derrick set a national high school football record. He played college football for the Alabama Crimson Tide where he also spent his junior seasons while breaking the record of Herschel Walker in single-college rushing yards. He won the 2015 Heisman Trophy, the Maxwell Award, the Doak Walker Award, and the Walter Camp Award. Henry was drafted in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Titans. He helped the team to stand in the NFL rushing yards for the 2019 season as well as the rushing touchdowns. In 2020, he led the league in rushing yards and touchdowns while becoming the eighth player in NFL history in the category of rushing for over 2,000 yards in a single season. He became the second Tennessee Titan to make such a record. Henry also won the 2020 Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award.

School Career

Derrick went to Yulee High School where he was honored with the three-sport star title in football, basketball, and track. He played football as a running back for the Yulee Hornets Football Team. he ran for 2,465 yards and 26 touchdowns as a freshman in 2009. He was honored with the title of first-team All-Coast selection at running back in 2010 after he rushed for 2,788 yards, 38 touchdowns, and an average of 8.9 yards per attempt.

College Career

Derrick played and attended college football at the University of Alabama from 2013 to 2015. He received a degree in communication and graduated on 4th May 2014. That same day of the year, he published an article in The Players’ Tribune thanking his late grandmother for being the greatest inspiration to continue pursuing his degree along with having a good career in football and other games.

Professional Career: 2021 Season

Derrick began the season while beginning with the slow speed. He rushed for 58 rushing yards as the season began with the loss of the Titans against the Arizona Cardinals with an overall score of 38-13. During Week 2 against the Seattle Seahawks, Henry finished while rushing for 182 yards, three rushing touchdowns, 55 receiving yards, and a win for the Titans with a 33-30 in overtime. Henry earned the honor of AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 2. For Week 6, he rushed for 143 yards and three touchdowns with an overall score of 34-31 with a win over the Bills. With this particular performance, he earned the second title for AFC Offensive Player of the Week.

Derrick Henry Biography

Real Name Derrick Lamar Henry Jr.
Birth Date 4 January 1994
Age (as of 2022) 28 Years
Birth Place Yulee, Florida, United States
Nationality American
Profession Football Running Back
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Capricorn

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 3” – in Centimeters – 191 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 112 kg  –  in Pounds –  247 lbs
Shoe Size 14 (U.S.)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Type Athletic


Father Derrick Henry Sr.
Mother Stacy Veal


School Yulee High School
College The University of Alabama

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Adrianna Rivas
Children Valentina Allure Henry

Personal Life

Henry went into a strong love relationship with Adrianna Yasmin Rivas Colmenero who was born on 3rd May 1994 in Odessa, Texas. She was born to her loving and caring parents named Simona and Joe. Rivas was raised while developing her love for the Dallas Cowboys but that surely changed after she met and started dating the Titan star, Derrick Henry. Rivas was brought up along with her two siblings. She has an older brother and a younger brother. Her older brother Daniel is a graduate of University from Texas Arlington and her younger brother Adriel Rivas is nearly 16s. On 10th January 2020, Rivas delighted her fans with the sonogram picture of her first baby with Derrick Henry. The couple is blessed with a beautiful baby girl named Valentina Allure Henry who was given birth on 18th May 2020.

Derrick Henry Net Worth

On 9th May 2016, the Tennessee Titans signed Henry to a four-year contract with a worth of $5.40 million while guaranteeing a worth of $3.30 million and $2.13 million as the signing bonus. On 16th March 2020, Henry was placed in the Franchise tag for the Titans. He signed a tag on 2nd April 2020 and later on 15th July 2020, he signed a four-year contract with Titans with the worth of $50 million for the contract. As of 2022, Henry’s net worth is somewhere around $5 million.

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