Derrick Henry honors fallen Alabama teammate with jersey number

When former Alabama running back Derrick Henry was drafted by the Tennessee Titans earlier this year, he knew that he wouldn’t be wearing No. 2. He showed off his number change on Friday and he is honoring a late Crimson Tide player with the change.

Last year, the Crimson Tide were rocked by the sudden and tragic passing of running back Altee Tenpenny. During his short career in Tuscaloosa, he claimed he would wear No. 22 if he ever made it to the pros and Henry will honor him by wearing the number he never got the opportunity to.

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This is certainly a classy move by Derrick Henry and I am sure Tenpenny will be behind him throughout his entire NFL career.

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  • Caleb BaileyCAMPUSSPORTS Writer
    Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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