Darrell Henderson

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Darrell Henderson Jr
No. 27 – Los Angeles Rams
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1997-08-19) August 19, 1997 (age 22)
Batesville, Mississippi
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight:208 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school:South Panola (MS)
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 3 / Pick: 70
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2019
Rushing yards:147
Rushing average:3.8
Rushing touchdowns:0
Receiving yards:37
Receiving touchdowns:0
Return yards:58
Player stats at NFL.com

Darrell Henderson Jr (born August 19, 1997) is an American football running back for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Memphis.

Early years[edit]

Henderson attended South Panola High School in Batesville, Mississippi.[1] During his high school career, he rushed for 5,801 yards and scored 68 touchdowns.[2] He committed to the University of Memphis to play college football.

College career[edit]

As a freshman at Memphis in 2016, Henderson played in all 13 games with six starts. He finished the season with 482 yards on 87 carries with five touchdowns.

As a sophomore in 2017, Henderson played in 12 games with 10 starts and rushed for 1,154 yards on 130 carries with nine touchdowns.[3] He missed the 2017 Liberty Bowl due to an injury.[4] Henderson returned as the starter for Memphis in 2018. On December 12, 2018, Henderson opted to forgo the remainder of his collegiate career and declared for the 2019 NFL Draft.[5][6]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 8 38 in
(1.74 m)
208 lb
(94 kg)
31 in
(0.79 m)
8 58 in
(0.22 m)
4.49 s 33.5 in
(0.85 m)
10 ft 1 in
(3.07 m)
22 reps
All values from NFL Combine[7]

Henderson was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the third round (70th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.[8] He was placed on injured reserve on December 28, 2019. He finished the season with 39 carries for 147 rushing yards and no touchdowns along with four catches for 37 yards through 13 games.[9]


  1. ^ Cronin, Courtney. "Is speed enough?". The Clarion Ledger. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  2. ^ "Tigers freshman back Darrell Henderson showing maturity beyond his peers". The Commercial Appeal. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  3. ^ Barnes, Evan. "Memphis football running back Darrell Henderson bigger, stronger for 2018". The Commercial Appeal. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  4. ^ Giannotto, Mark. "Memphis vs. Iowa State: Tigers play without RB Darrell Henderson in Liberty Bowl". The Commercial Appeal. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  5. ^ Kensing, Kyle; 9/20/18; Edt, 8:30 Am. "Group of 5 Spotlight: Local Product Darrell Henderson Becoming a Star for Memphis; Akron's Historic Win". AthlonSports.com. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  6. ^ Dabe, Christopher. "Tulane to face nation's leading rusher in conference opener against Memphis". NOLA.com. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  7. ^ "Darrell Henderson Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  8. ^ Sessler, Marc (April 26, 2019). "Rams draft Memphis' Darrell Henderson in Round 3". NFL.com. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  9. ^ "Darrell Henderson 2019 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 13, 2020.

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