Derrick Henry Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Derrick Henry Quick Info
Height6 ft 3 in
Weight108 kg
Date of BirthJanuary 4, 1994
Zodiac SignCapricorn
GirlfriendAdrianna Rivas

Derrick Henry is an American professional football player who has represented the Tennessee Titans (2016–present) in the National Football League (NFL). He had set the season record for ‘Most Rushing Yards’ and the joint season record for ‘Most Rushing Touchdowns’ in the 2019 NFL season. For his performances that season, he was included in the ‘Pro Bowl’ (NFL‘s annual ‘All-Star’ Game) and the ‘Second-Team All-Pro’.

Born Name

Derrick Lamar Henry Jr.

Nick Name

Shocka, El Tractorcito

Derrick Henry as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2020
Derrick Henry as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2020 (Derrick Henry / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Capricorn

Born Place

Yulee, Nassau County, Florida, United States

Residence

Yulee, Nassau County, Florida, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

Derrick had graduated, in 2012, from the Yulee High School in his hometown of Yulee, Florida. In 2013, he had joined The University of Alabama and had represented their Alabama Crimson Tide football program from 2013 to 2015.

After his junior season, he had decided to forego the rest of his college football eligibility and declare himself for the 2016 NFL Draft. He had eventually graduated in May 2018 with a major in communication.

Occupation

Professional American Football Player

Derrick Henry as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2018
Derrick Henry as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2018 (Derrick Henry / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Derrick Henry Sr.
  • Mother – Stacy Veal (Hemodialysis Technician)
  • Others – Gladys (Grandmother) (d. 2016)

Position

Running Back

Jersey Number

22 – Tennessee Titans

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft 3 in or 190.5 cm

Weight

108 kg or 238 lbs

Derrick Henry as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2019
Derrick Henry as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2019 (Derrick Henry / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Kyle has dated –

  1. Adrianna Rivas (2016–Present) – Kyle had started dating hospitality industry executive Adrianna Rivas in 2016. They have a daughter together named Valentina Allure Henry (b. May 2020).

Race / Ethnicity

Black

He is of African-American descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Towering frame
  • Dreadlocked hair
  • Sports a trimmed beard
  • Affable smile
  • Has both his arms and entire upper torso covered in tattoos
Derrick Henry as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2019
Derrick Henry as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2019 (Derrick Henry / Instagram)

Derrick Henry Facts

  1. Derrick’s parents were both in their mid-teens when he was born. His grandmother Gladys had nicknamed him ‘Shocka’ due to the unexpected nature of his birth.
  2. He had spent very little time with his father in his childhood as he had been arrested several times for a slew of crimes including drug and prostitution-related offenses. He was thus primarily raised by his grandmother.
  3. Derrick had made a promise to his grandmother that he would complete his college degree despite his playing commitments and he worked hard to fulfill his promise even after she died in 2016. After his graduation in May 2018, he had written an article that was published in The Players’ Tribune, thanking his late grandmother.
  4. While he was at Yulee High School, he had set the national high school football record for ‘Most Career Rushing Yards’. His number 2 jersey was eventually retired by the Yulee Hornets.
  5. During his junior season (2015) at The University of Alabama, playing for the Alabama Crimson Tide, he had broken Herschel Walker’s single-season record for ‘Rushing Yards’ in the SEC (Southeastern Conference).
  6. The same year, he was honored with several prestigious awards including the ‘Heisman Trophy’ (awarded annually to the most outstanding player in NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) football), the ‘Doak Walker Award’ (presented annually to the best running back in college football in the United States), the ‘Maxwell Award’ (best college football player in the United States), and the ‘Walter Camp Award’ (collegiate American football player of the year).

Featured Image by Derrick Henry / Instagram

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