Titans RB Derrick Henry’s 54-yard touchdown score vs. Jaguars is the fastest by a ball carrier this season
Henry set a franchise record with 239 rushing yards while also becoming just the second player in NFL history to record a 99-yard touchdown run.
Tony Dorsett was the only other player to record a touchdown of that length, which happened all the way back in 1983.
But Henry also accomplished another impressive feat during his career night, and that involved the speed in which he ran at one his 54-yard touchdown in the third quarter, according to NFL Next Gen Stats.
Henry’s run clocked in at 21.74 miles per hour, which marked the fastest speed of any ball carrier on a touchdown run this season.
— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) December 7, 2018
It’s clear that Henry decided to turn things up a notch with his performance against the Jaguars, and it should give the Titans an opportunity to keep marching towards a potential playoff spot.
Tennessee will move to 7-6 on the season with the win over Jacksonville, and Mike Vrabel’s team will now prepare for a Week 15 clash in New York against the Giants.
And with this type of showing from Henry, it should give the Titans plenty of confidence as they enter the stretch run of the season.