Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry — listed at 6’3″, 247 pounds — is known for his beastly runs, but his speed is also incredible, and not just for his size. In fact, Henry reached a top speed that no other ball-carrier in the NFL has in the 2021 season.
In the second quarter of Tennessee’s game against the Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football, Henry ran for a 76-yard touchdown.
Derrick Henry 76-yard touchdown run!
This is ridiculous speed at his size. 🔥💪🏈 pic.twitter.com/BTLVUZSUuJ
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) October 19, 2021
Henry reached a top speed of 21.80 mph, the fastest speed of his career- and the fastest speed in the entire NFL this season.
Derrick Henry (76-yard rush TD)
Henry reached a top speed of 21.80 mph, the fastest speed reached by a ball carrier this season, and fastest play of Henry's career as a ball carrier.#StatThat | Powered by @awscloud pic.twitter.com/ktP54hTnrS
— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) October 19, 2021
Henry is truly a special, highly unique running back- and a nightmare for opposing defenses.