Derrick Henry impressed Nashville teacher with generosity, giving back to community
Sure, Derrick Henry was the NFL’s leading rusher this past season. And yeah, the Tennessee Titans running back has been on a tear in the playoffs. But those aren’t the only reasons that the former Alabama standout is a great football player.
Henry also gives back to the community, which he has been doing in Nashville. And he does it in a personal way.
Before the start of the season, Henry went shopping with students and teachers from Montgomery Bell Academy to buy them school supplies for the upcoming year.
“In August, he took 50 students shopping for school supplies, on the next day he took Metro school teachers shopping for school supplies,” said Roddy Story, a teacher at Montgomery Bell Academy, according to Terry Bulger of WSMV 4. “He did not just write a check, he went shopping with them.”
Not many people can say they’ve been school-supply shopping with a Heisman Trophy winner, especially one as generous as Henry.
After rushing for 1,540 yards and helping the Titans reach the playoffs, Henry has rushed for 182 and 195 yards in Tennessee’s postseason wins over New England and Baltimore.