Florida High School Running Back Breaks Insane Derrick Henry Record

Devon Platana
A Florida high school running back just broke an insane record set by Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry.
A Florida high school running back just broke an insane record set by Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry. / Abbie Parr/Getty Images

It's hard to deny that Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry has been one of the NFL's best and most consistent rushers over the last few years. He's been breaking records left and right, however, he was on the receiving end of having one of his Florida high school records broken last week.

Before last week, Henry had previously set the single-game rushing record at 502 yards back in 2012. Baker High's Kayleb Wagner set a new Florida high school record when he rushed for a whopping 535 yards during a 49-48 victory against South Walton High School on Sept. 17.

To top things up, Wagner was born without his left hand and that only makes his accomplishment even more impressive.

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While it must be a cool feeling to break an NFL star's record, things got even better for Wagner when Henry reached out to him personally to congratulate him on his accomplishment.

"I have been trying to talk to [Wagner] to see what I can do for him. It is a cool situation. He was outrunning guys, guys weren't touching him, it was really cool. Records are meant to be broken and I hope he breaks some more."

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It's never too early to start encouraging the next generation of talent in professional sports. If Wagner can take any of Henry's advice and turn it into a successful NFL career one day, that would make for a great story.

Even though Wagner is a great player, it might be too tough for him to top Henry's state record of 4,261 rushing yards in a season. Wagner currently has 1,228 through Baker High's first three games with five remaining in the regular season. In other words, he'd need to average over 600 rushing yards per game.

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