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Derrick Henry has shot to break national rushing record

The Alabama commit needs 103 yard rushing on Friday night to become the nation's all-time leading rusher.

Dave Martin

A record that has stood the test of time since 1953 could finally fall on Friday when Yulee (Florida) High School takes on Taylor County in the Region 1-4A semifinals. If running back Derrick Henry is able to earn 103 yards rushing in that game, he will become the nation's all-time leading rusher at the high school level.

With an average of over 10 yards per carry in 2012 and 327 yards per game, Taylor County will have their hands full trying to keep Henry under that mark. If they can't Henry will surpass Ken Hall, the former Sugar Land (Texas) High School running back who accumulated a record-breaking 11,232 yards rushing between 1950 and 1953.

Henry, a senior who has already committed to the Alabama Crimson Tide, became just the third high school player ever to surpass 11,000 yards rushing. Unsurprisingly, Henry is also a touchdown machine who has accumulated 44 rushing touchdowns in 2012.

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