Alabama commitment breaks national rushing record

Special to the Ledger-EnquirerNovember 16, 2012 

Alabama commitment Derrick Henry of Yulee (Fla.) High has broken the national career rushing record.

He needed 103 yards to pass the mark Sugar Land (Texas) High's Ken Hall set 59 years ago, and according to multiple online reports, Henry set the new mark before the end of the first quarter Friday night.

Yulee is facing Taylor County in the first round of the Florida Class 4A playoffs, and by halftime, Henry had 262 yards on 31 carries and three touchdowns as his team led 21-13. This marks the 45th straight time Henry has topped 100 rushing yards, which also is a national record. Henry passed Hall with a 52-yard run in the first quarter.

Henry is a 6-foot-3, 240-pound running back and is rated as a five-star prospect. He entered Friday's game with 11,130 career yards. Hall rushed for 11,232 yards during 1950-53 for Sugar Land before playing for Bear Bryant at Texas A&M.

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