High School Sports

Nov 20, 2012 11:58 AM

Florida High School Back Breaks National Career Rushing Record

Yulee High School (Fla.) running back Derrick Henry broke the 59-year-old national career rushing record Friday night.

With a 482 yard, six touchdown performance against Perry High School, Henry eclipsed the old record of 11,232 yards.

The senior ended the night with 11,612 yards and 148 career TDs.

Ken Hall held the record for nearly 60 years, rolling up his gaudy numbers playing for Sugar Land High School in Texas between 1950 and 1953.

Henry, a 6-foot-3, 238-pounder has committed to play college ball at the University of Alabama.

"Breaking this record means a lot to me," Henry told ESPN. "I'm glad I could share it with my coaches, my teammates and all of Yulee. They all helped me get to this point. I don't think it will really hit me until I'm done with football."

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