Tuscaloosa has been home to countless football stars, but Yulee only has one to its name.
The small Florida town serves as Derrick Henry’s birthplace, and it plans to honor the Heisman Trophy-winning running back with a pair of signs.
According to a release from the Fernandina Beach News Leader (via GridironNow.com’s Chadd Scott), the proposed signs would sit on U.S. Highway 17 — near Henry’s high school — and Florida A1A near the local sheriff’s department.
Funding will be provided through donations, and the exact placement of the first sign (on Highway 17) will be officially decided at the joint Nassau County Commission/school board meeting Tuesday, the News Leader reports.
Nassau County’s resolution to honor Henry with Florida Department of Transportation signs was approved last Monday. Those who wish to contribute financially to the Henry projects can contact the county commission at (904) 530-6010.