Darrell Henderson

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Darrell Henderson Jr.
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Henderson in 2020
No. 27 – Los Angeles Rams
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1997-08-19) August 19, 1997 (age 23)
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 2020
Rushing yards:771
Rushing average:4.4
Rushing touchdowns:5
Receiving yards:196
Receiving touchdowns:1
Return yards:58
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

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 football career, he rushed for 5,801 yards and scored 68 touchdowns.[2] He committed to the University of Memphis to play college football.[3]

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.[4] He missed the 2017 Liberty Bowl due to an injury.[5] Henderson returned as the starter for Memphis in 2018. Henderson had a breakout season in 2018, rushing for 1909 yards and 22 touchdowns on 214 carries. He finished 10th in Heisman voting, becoming the first Memphis player in 13 years to finish in the top ten in votes.[6] On December 12, 2018, Henderson opted to forgo the remainder of his collegiate career and declared for the 2019 NFL Draft.[7][8]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
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[9]

Henderson was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the third round with the 70th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.[10] 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.[11]

In Week 2 of the 2020 NFL season against the Philadelphia Eagles, he rushed for 81 yards on 12 carries and his first career rushing touchdown in the 37–19 win.[12] In Week 3, against the Buffalo Bills, he had 20 carries for 114 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown in the 35–32 loss.[13] In Week 16, Henderson suffered a high ankle sprain and was placed on injured reserve on December 29, 2020.[14] He finished the season as the Rams second leading rusher with 624 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns along with 16 receptions for 159 yards and one receiving touchdown through 15 games and 11 starts.


  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. ^ "Three-star RB Henderson commits to Memphis". GoTigers247. Retrieved September 22, 2020.
  4. ^ Barnes, Evan. "Memphis football running back Darrell Henderson bigger, stronger for 2018". The Commercial Appeal. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  5. ^ Giannotto, Mark. "Memphis vs. Iowa State: Tigers play without RB Darrell Henderson in Liberty Bowl". The Commercial Appeal. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  6. ^ "2018 Heisman Trophy Voting". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  7. ^ Kensing, Kyle. "Group of 5 Spotlight: Local Product Darrell Henderson Becoming a Star for Memphis; Akron's Historic Win". AthlonSports.com. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  8. ^ Dabe, Christopher. "Tulane to face nation's leading rusher in conference opener against Memphis". NOLA.com. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  9. ^ "Darrell Henderson Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  10. ^ Sessler, Marc (April 26, 2019). "Rams draft Memphis' Darrell Henderson in Round 3". NFL.com. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  11. ^ "Darrell Henderson 2019 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 13, 2020.
  12. ^ "Los Angeles Rams at Philadelphia Eagles - September 20th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 22, 2020.
  13. ^ "Los Angeles Rams at Buffalo Bills - September 27th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  14. ^ "Darrell Henderson diagnosed with high-ankle sprain, unlikely for Week 17". DraftKings Nation. December 28, 2020.

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