Derrick Henry

RB · Tennessee Titans

Height 6'3" Weight 247
DOB 1994-01-04 Age 30.2
College Alabama

2023 Fantasy Rankings

RB # 7 (Tier 2) · ADP (12-team PPR): 2.09, 21st

Fantasy Advice

Love the player. Henry is not just another big RB that wears down a defense. He's on another level. However, time and workload does take a toll even on the very best. Plus, this team has serious question marks. I feel like they will always be competitive under head coach Mike Vrabel, but the Titans are fading towards a rebuild. They lost 7 straight to end the 2022 season, which is a terrible game script for Henry.

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2
Tier 2
5Nick Chubb, CLE528.22.0215.6
6Tony Pollard, DAL726.82.0414.3
7Derrick Henry, TEN730.22.0917.9
8Najee Harris, PIT625.93.0911.9
9Josh Jacobs, LV1326.03.0117.8
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2022 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Derrick Henry Unlikely To Return To Titans

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    While it's unlikely that the Tennessee Titans re-sign impending free-agent running back Derrick Henry this offseason, they aren't completely closing the door on his return yet. A four-year, $50 million deal Henry signed with the Titans in 2020 is set to expire when the new league year opens on March 13. The 30-year-old isn't getting any younger, but he still managed 1,167 rushing yards (second in the NFL) in 2023 behind a subpar offensive line. Henry is chasing a Super Bowl ring at this point in his career, and he'll have a better chance at that somewhere besides Tennessee. In addition, under new head coach Brian Callahan, the Titans figure to be more of a passing offense. The four-time Pro Bowler and former Offensive Player of the Year in 2020 has lots of miles on his body and could begin to start breaking down as he enters his 30s. But in the right situation in 2024, he could still find RB1 appeal in fantasy.

    Feb 27 · Source via Tennessee Titans Derrick Henry
  • Titans Won't Use Franchise Tag On Derrick Henry

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    The Tennessee Titans won't use their franchise tag on impending free-agent running back Derrick Henry this year, according to league sources. With a new coaching staff coming in this offseason, it wasn't expected that the Titans would make much of an effort to retain King Henry as he heads into his age-30 season. The former second-rounder in 2016 out of Alabama has been a Pro Bowler in four of the last five seasons, although he showed some signs of decline in 2023. He had a league-high 280 carries for 1,167 yards (career-low-tying 4.2 yards per carry) and 12 touchdowns, adding 28 catches for 214 yards and no touchdowns as a pass-catcher. Henry may not age gracefully, but he should still have plenty of fantasy appeal in 2024 with a contending team.

    Feb 26 · Source via Tennessee Titans Derrick Henry
  • Bill Callahan To Join His Son In Tennessee

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    The Tennessee Titans hired Cleveland Browns offensive line coach Bill Callahan, the father of new Titans head coach Brian Callahan, as their new offensive line coach on Thursday. Bill Callahan has head-coaching experience with the Las Vegas Raiders and in college at Nebraska and led the Raiders to a Super Bowl appearance in 2002. He's been one of the top offensive line coaches in the NFL and served in that position with the New York Jets (2008-11), Dallas Cowboys (2012-14) and Washington Commanders (2015-19) before spending the last four years in Cleveland. His offensive lines have paved the way for nine 1,000-yard rushers. Bill and Brian Callahan will become the seventh father-son duo to be a head coach in the NFL. The addition of Bill Callahan will be good news for a Titans ground game that is likely to move on from Derrick Henry in 2024.

    Feb 1 · Source via Coaching Carousel Tennessee Titans Derrick Henry
  • New Titans Coach Open To A Derrick Henry Return

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    New Tennessee Titans head coach Brian Callahan said that he'd be fine with impending free-agent running back Derrick Henry returning in 2024. "A player like Derrick Henry fits into any offense. If he's open to a return, that fits for us. I'm never going to reject good players. There's no offense that would say I wouldn't went Derrick Henry," Callahan said. The former Bengals offensive coordinator preferred to lean on the pass in his time in Cincinnati with quarterback Joe Burrow, so it's pretty unlikely that Henry returns to the rebuilding Titans in 2024 and beyond. The 30-year-old is entering the back stretch of his career and will probably prefer signing with a contending team, so we'd be surprised if he returns to Tennessee. King Henry has passed the peak of his powers, but he still finished second in the NFL in rushing yardage in 2023 with 1,167.

    Jan 26 · Source via Tennessee Titans Derrick Henry
  • Derrick Henry Wants To Play For Contender

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    Tennessee Titans impending free-agent running back Derrick Henry isn't shutting the door on a return to the Titans, but he also wants to play for a contender. "I'll always be a Titan, even if I don't come back. At the end of the day, I want to win the Super Bowl. Wherever that is that gives me the best chance, that's what I want to do. I don't have no bad blood or feel no type of way if I'm not back. It's just what was supposed to happen. The story is already written, we're all just living it," Henry said. With the Titans heading into a rebuilding phase after firing head coach Mike Vrabel, it's highly unlikely Henry comes back to Tennessee. The 30-year-old four-time Pro Bowler had five 1,000-yard seasons in his time with the Titans and said he still feels "like I can run for another 2,000."

    Jan 19 · Source via Tennessee Titans Derrick Henry
  • Titans Fire Head Coach Mike Vrabel

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    The Tennessee Titans fired head coach Mike Vrabel on Tuesday, according to sources. Vrabel led the Titans to four straight winning seasons after he was hired in 2018, but the Titans have decided to move on after experiencing back-to-back frustrating seasons the last two years and finishing multiple games under .500 both times. Tennessee started the 2023 season 2-4 before their bye and were never a factor in the AFC playoff race while pivoting from veteran quarterback Ryan Tannehill to rookie Will Levis in the middle of the season. The Titans are at a crossroads this offseason. Vrabel is gone and both Tannehill and running back Derrick Henry are unlikely to return as they enter free agency. Vrabel's best season was in 2021, when the team went 12-5 and was the top seed in the AFC. Vrabel won NFL Coach of the Year, but the Titans were eliminated in their playoff opener that year.

    Jan 9 · Source via Coaching Carousel Tennessee Titans Derrick Henry Will Levis Ryan Tannehill
  • Titans' Mike Vrabel Facing Uncertain Future

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    Speculation has been present throughout the 2023 season with respect to Titans head coach Mike Vrabel. His sixth year at the helm of the franchise came to an end on Sunday, and it remains to be seen what direction the organization will take. Reports have pointed to Vrabel and first-year general manager Ran Carthon not being on the […]

    Jan 8 · Pro Football Rumors Coaching Carousel Tennessee Titans Derrick Henry Ryan Tannehill
  • 'King' Henry thanks fans in possible Titans finale

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    Derrick Henry, who ran for a season-high 153 yards vs. the Jaguars, thanked Titans fans for the "greatest eight years of my life" in his possible finale with the team.

    Jan 8 · ESPN Tennessee Titans Derrick Henry
  • Derrick Henry Rips Off 153 Rushing Yards In Season Finale

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    Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry rushed 19 times for 153 yards and a touchdown in the Week 18 upset win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. It was Henry's highest rushing total of the year, and his 8.1 yards per carry was his highest clip since December of the 2020 season. It was an excellent performance for the running back, who just turned 30 years old this week. Henry's contract expires this offseason, so Sunday's win could have been his last game as a member of the Titans organization.

    Jan 7 · Source via Tennessee Titans Derrick Henry
  • Derrick Henry Looks To Finish Strong In Potential Last Game With Titans

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    Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry has had plenty of down weeks this season, yet he still ranks eighth in total half-PPR points among ball-carriers this season. He has finished as a top-10 weekly running back seven times this year, but he's also finished outside the top 35 running backs on six occasions. Needless to say, he's a boom-or-bust fantasy option in the season finale against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Jacksonville presents a neutral matchup for running backs, so Henry is likely worth starting in traditional fantasy leagues. His upside this season hasn't made him a strong DFS option, though. Sunday's outing could be Henry's final game as a Tennessee Titan, so it'll be interesting to see if he goes out strong with a vintage performance.

    Jan 4 · Source via Tennessee Titans Derrick Henry
  • Friction Between Titans HC Mike Vrabel, GM Ran Carthon?

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    The Titans entered the 2022 season on the heels of six straight winning campaigns. They are closing out a second straight slate with double-digit losses. Speculation about Mike Vrabel‘s future has persisted this season, and as the coaching carousel prepares to spin, the sixth-year Tennessee HC’s name continues to come up. Vrabel-Patriots buzz has circulated […]

    Jan 3 · Pro Football Rumors Coaching Carousel Tennessee Titans Derrick Henry Will Levis Ryan Tannehill
  • Tyjae Spears Tallies 29 Yards On Nine Touches In Loss

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    Tennessee Titans rookie running back Tyjae Spears rushed six times for no gain and caught three of his four targets for 29 yards in the Week 17 blowout loss to the Houston Texans. It was a disappointing performance for the rookie, but he's playing behind one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL. Spears could be the clear No. 1 running back in Tennessee next season, as there's a chance Derrick Henry is set to play in his final game for the organization on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Spears shouldn't be trusted in any leagues that extend to Week 18, but he'll be an interesting sleeper for fantasy football next year.

    Dec 31 · Source via Tennessee Titans Derrick Henry Tyjae Spears
  • Derrick Henry Struggles Again In Week 17

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    Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry rushed 12 times for 42 yards and did not catch his lone target in the Week 17 loss to the Houston Texans. The 29-year-old did surpass 1,000 rushing yards on Sunday, but he is averaging a career-low 3.9 yards per carry. It was yet another disappointing performance for a player who used to dominate late in the season for fantasy managers. Next week, he'll face the Jacksonville Jaguars in what could be his last game in a Titans uniform.

    Dec 31 · Source via Tennessee Titans Derrick Henry
  • Derrick Henry Looking For Revenge Against Texans In Week 17

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    Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry notably had a disastrous Week 15 showing against the Houston Texans, rushing 16 times for nine yards and catching four passes for one yard. In Week 17, he'll get a chance to seek revenge against the Houston defense. The Texans have been a neutral matchup for running backs this season, but the Tennessee offensive line has been one of the worst units in the NFL. Although Henry's floor is clearly low, he still has mid-range RB2 value due to his hefty workload. He's a touchdown-or-bust option, but he has 11 rushing scores this year.

    Dec 28 · Source via Tennessee Titans Derrick Henry
  • Derrick Henry Throws And Runs For A Touchdown In Week 16

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    Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry rushed 19 times for 88 yards and a touchdown, caught one pass for 11 yards, and threw a 12-yard touchdown in the Week 16 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. It was a bounce-back performance for the 29-year-old who posted under 20 yards on 20 touches in Week 15. Despite his low floor and a tough matchup against the Houston Texans next week, he remains a must-start due to his hefty workload. He remains a solid touchdown-or-bust fantasy option.

    Dec 24 · Source via Tennessee Titans Derrick Henry
  • Derrick Henry In Bounce-Back Spot Against Seahawks

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    Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry had one of the worst games of his career last week, posting just 15 total yards on 20 touches. The Titans' offensive line was dominated against the Houston Texans, and there was little running room for the 240-pound back to get things going. In Week 16, he'll face a Seattle Seahawks team that has allowed the fifth-most fantasy points per game to running backs this season. He should be able to bounce back from his disastrous Week 15 showing, so he has a low-end RB1 outlook this week. Henry's floor is as low as it has been in his stellar career, but fantasy production is tough to come by at running back, and he should continue to have a busy workload.

    Dec 21 · Source via Tennessee Titans Derrick Henry
  • Derrick Henry Posts 10 Yards On 20 Touches

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    Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry rushed 16 times for nine yards and caught four passes for one yard in the Week 15 loss to the Houston Texans. Henry had rushed for at least 200 yards in four of his last five games against Houston, so this was a disastrous performance in the first round of the fantasy football playoffs. The 29-year-old has had several down weeks this season, as the Titans' offensive line has continued to struggle. All that said, he remains a must-start against the Seattle Seahawks next week. Seattle has allowed the fifth-most fantasy points per game to running backs this year, and Henry is still getting a healthy workload consistently.

    Dec 17 · Source via Tennessee Titans Derrick Henry
  • Derrick Henry Looks To Continue Touchdown Streak In Week 15

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    Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry was held to just 2.0 yards per carry in last week's win over the Miami Dolphins, but he scored two rushing touchdowns. The former rushing champion has scored two touchdowns in three straight games, so he remains a must-start fantasy option. Despite Tyjae Spears logging 33 touches over the last two games, Henry has found a way to produce for fantasy managers. The Houston Texans are just a neutral matchup for running backs, so keep the King in lineups for this AFC South contest.

    Dec 14 · Source via Tennessee Titans Derrick Henry
  • Derrick Henry Finishes Rally With Late Score

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    It was tough sledding all night long for Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry in Monday's astonishing 28-27 road win over the Miami Dolphins, rushing 17 times for 34 yards with one reception for 17 yards. Henry helped send fantasy managers and Titans fans home happy, however, with two short touchdown plunges. The first of which arrived to cap off a long scoring drive in the second quarter, but the second came to complete Tennessee's unlikely 14-point comeback on their final drive late during the fourth period. Change-of-pace back Tyjae Spears notably chewed up 89 yards on six catches through the air in the face of negative game script, which remains a weekly risk for Henry's fantasy managers if the Titans fall behind. Speaking of chewing up yards through the air, Breece Hall just tagged the Houston Texans defense, who Henry will square off with in Week 15, for eight catches and 86 yards in this area in Week 14.

    Dec 12 · Source via Tennessee Titans Derrick Henry
  • Derrick Henry A Touchdown-Or-Bust Play In Week 14

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    Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry has posted two straight games of two rushing touchdowns, putting himself back in RB1 territory for fantasy football. However, he has been an outright bust when the Titans are facing big deficits. In three games in which the Titans have lost by multiple scores, Henry has averaged just 3.5 PPR fantasy points per game. The Dolphins are nearly two-touchdown favorites on Monday night, making Henry a shakier fantasy option than usual. He's still worth starting in case Tennessee surprisingly puts up a fight, but Tyjae Spears could take a big chunk of his workload if they are in "come from behind" mode. It's also worth noting that Miami has allowed the ninth-fewest fantasy points per game to running backs this year.

    Dec 8 · Source via Tennessee Titans Derrick Henry
  • Derrick Henry Should Be Good To Go For Week 14

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    Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry was given his typical rest day in the first practice of the week on Thursday, and he was not listed with any injury after being examined for a concussion late in Sunday's overtime loss to the Indianapolis Colts. The 29-year-old hasn't had any concussion symptoms since and is on track to suit up in Week 14 against the Miami Dolphins on Monday Night Football. Before leaving Sunday's game, King Henry had his third 100-yard game of 2023 and added his third and fourth rushing touchdowns in the last two weeks. Negative game script could very well be coming his way against the high-octane offense of the Dolphins, but Henry should be active and serve as the Titans' clear lead back over rookie Tyjae Spears.

    Dec 7 · Source via Tennessee Titans Derrick Henry
  • Derrick Henry Not In Concussion Protocol

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    Updating a previous report, Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel clarified on Monday that running back Derrick Henry (head) is not in the league's concussion protocol. It was reported earlier on Monday that Henry was in the protocols after suffering a head injury in the Week 13 overtime loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. It's good news for King Henry, but it's still concerning that he never returned to the game, and his status for Week 14 against the Miami Dolphins next Monday could be in question. The good news is the bruising running back had a highly productive game before his injury, rushing 21 times for 102 yards and two touchdowns. Rookie Tyjae Spears had a season-high 16 carries for 75 yards against Indy and is deserving of a waiver-wire pickup this week, especially if you have Henry rostered.

    Dec 4 · Source via Tennessee Titans Derrick Henry
  • Derrick Henry Enters NFL's Concussion Protocol

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    Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (concussion) is officially in the league's concussion protocol after departing Sunday's game against the Colts with symptoms. The former All-Pro back rushed 21 times for 102 yards and two touchdowns and caught one pass for 18 yards before exiting in the fourth quarter. The concussion puts his status in doubt for a Monday night tilt against the Miami Dolphins. The timing could present a dilemma for fantasy managers, depending on whether Henry is still questionable when the Sunday games begin. Rookie Tyjae Spears becomes an immediate priority off of the waiver wire if he's available.

    Dec 4 · Source via Tennessee Titans Derrick Henry
  • Running Back Stats

    SeasonTeamFPtsFP/GGSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    2016TEN99.27.11426728.813.58.91104904.455151313710.500
    2017TEN129.58.11641140.118.812.11767444.235171113612.410
    2018TEN194.012.11640140.723.914.821510594.93121815996.601
    2019TEN285.519.01560263.034.321.930315395.0816251820611.423
    2020TEN321.620.11670465.738.225.637820275.361731191146.002
    2021TEN182.422.8841171.141.530.02199374.281020181548.600
    2022TEN286.317.91664862.637.924.534915384.4113413339812.103
    2023TEN232.813.71755853.130.418.828011674.171236282147.600

    2023

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@NOL 15-1612.9153047.628.61815634.200325628.000
    2LACW 27-2417.0134670.844.62925803.20143155.000
    3@CLEL 3-272.0641837.522.91111201.820000-00
    4CINW 27-323.963959.136.424221225.551111111.000
    5@INDL 16-237.7283761.728.31713433.31033196.300
    6BALL 16-2418.342952.725.51412978.08122168.000
    8ATLW 28-2314.2134464.738.226221014.59044215.300
    9@PITL 16-2017.763648.628.42117754.41143279.000
    10@TBL 6-202.5482742.919.01211242.18011-4-4.000
    11@JACL 14-344.9382562.530.01210383.8002166.000
    12CARW 17-1020.183464.237.72018764.2222100.000
    13INDL 28-3124.533440.027.123211024.862211818.000
    14@MIAW 28-2717.6103447.926.81917342.002211717.000
    15HOUL 16-193.0523454.031.7201690.5604410.300
    16SEAL 17-2021.043248.531.82119884.631111111.000
    17@HOUL 3-264.2512341.823.61312423.500100-00
    18JACW 28-2021.383665.534.519191538.051000-00

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 2, 12
    Rushing: 1, 29, 15, 2, 1, 10, 22, 5, 1, 3, 2, 18

    2022

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1NYGL 20-218.2334467.733.82221823.900100-00
    2@BUFL 7-418.5252646.423.21313251.921000-00
    3LVW 24-2222.834374.144.82620854.251655811.600
    4@INDW 24-1722.273768.550.027221145.181533311.000
    5@WASW 21-1726.254164.146.930281023.642223015.000
    7INDW 19-1015.3154474.655.933301284.27033103.300
    8@HOUW 17-1035.334374.156.933322196.8421199.000
    9@KCL 17-2023.553058.833.317171156.762000-00
    10DENW 17-107.7303658.135.52219532.79032147.000
    11@GBW 27-1724.454771.248.53228873.111224522.500
    12CINL 16-2013.2193256.135.12017382.240337926.300
    13@PHIL 10-354.8443054.525.51411302.7303284.000
    14JACL 22-3619.075074.632.822171217.121533411.302
    15@LACL 14-1724.334471.040.325211044.951445914.800
    16HOUL 14-1917.694573.841.025231265.4812200.001
    17DALL 13-270.0---------------
    18@JACL 16-2013.3145674.741.331301093.630111919.000

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 3
    Rushing: 2, 1, 19, 1, 1, 29, 1, 4, 1, 4, 3, 4, 48

    2021

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1ARIL 13-389.2294062.532.82117583.41043196.300
    2@SEAW 33-3044.716776.146.641351825.20366559.200
    3INDW 25-1615.9164972.145.631281134.040333110.300
    4@NYJL 24-2724.745959.035.035331574.761222010.000
    5@JACW 37-1931.014976.645.329291304.483000-00
    6BUFW 34-3134.614381.143.423201437.15332136.500
    7KCW 27-315.5115073.547.13229862.97022168.000
    8@INDW 34-316.8405474.038.42828682.430000-00
    DPCINL 16-1912.2-3056.637.72020623.101000-00

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 5
    Rushing: 9, 60, 1, 1, 1, 9, 10, 76, 3, 13, 3

    2020

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@DENW 16-1414.6146175.342.034311163.74033155.000
    2JACW 33-308.4364471.043.52725843.360200-00
    3@MINW 31-3026.045674.738.729261194.58232115.500
    5BUFW 42-1618.873451.531.82119573.0022166.000
    6HOUW 42-3639.414560.036.027222129.642525226.000
    7PITL 24-2714.2134273.738.62220753.75122-3-1.500
    8@CINL 20-3117.283353.230.619181126.221100-00
    9CHIW 24-176.8372952.738.22121683.240000-00
    10INDL 17-3411.4213858.532.321191035.4202166.000
    11@BALW 30-2419.735578.642.930281334.75121-1-1.000
    12@INDW 45-2637.514663.943.131271786.5934273.500
    13CLEL 35-415.4393954.222.21615604.0001199.001
    14@JACW 31-1035.214263.642.428262158.2722273.500
    15DETW 46-2522.254363.238.226241476.1312252.500
    16@GBL 14-409.8263970.941.82323984.260000-00
    17@HOUW 41-3835.025881.747.934342507.352000-01
    WCBALL 13-206.6-4282.441.22118402.22033113.700

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 1, 1, 1, 9, 94, 5, 1, 3, 29, 12, 1, 11, 36, 1, 3, 52, 6

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