Former Alabama running back and Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry was the second running back taken in the 2016 NFL Draft, going to the Tennessee Titans in the second round.
But he happened to score the first NFL touchdown of his career faster than the Dallas Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott, the only running back chosen before him. Elliott missed the Cowboys’ game Saturday vs. the L.A. Rams because of a hamstring injury.
Take a look at Henry’s handiwork. He came into the contest in the second quarter after DeMarco Murray started the game.
Derrick Henry TD run https://t.co/cDXu2a9Qo3
— Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) August 14, 2016
Henry’s first carry wasn’t too shabby either, going for a solid 6 yards.
Derrick Henry's first NFL carry https://t.co/YKNKQtFUrM
— West Coast Tide Fans (@WCTideFans) August 14, 2016
Alabama fans should know what that looks like — he averaged 6 yards per carry in this three seasons with the Crimson Tide.
— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) August 14, 2016