— Jamal St. Cyr (@JStCyrTV) July 3, 2021
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry is no stranger to giving back to both the community he grew up in and the one he currently plays in since joining the NFL, and we’ve got it. seen again on Thursday.
Henry went home host a back to school event in Yulee, Florida, lending a helping hand and providing school supplies, backpacks and bicycles to 200 children to help them prepare for the upcoming school year.
The Alabama product has done something similar several times during his career with the Titans, providing school supplies to students and teachers in Tennessee over the past few years.
“It’s a blessing to be a blessing to the kids,” Henry told Titans Online’s Jim Wyatt in 2018. “It’s a chance to provide these kids with the things they need for school – bags of books, water bottles, clothes, shoes, everything they need for sports. If they play Pop Warner sports, it can help them. It’s one less thing for their parents.
“I was like them when I was a kid. I wanted cleats, I wanted clothes, and I wanted cool shoes. It was always important to me to look good going to school. always wanted to be the prettiest, dress the best. So it’s fun for me, and it’s fun helping them. I love spending time with kids.”
As good a football player as Henry is on the pitch, he’s an even better human being off it. The Titans and the NFL couldn’t have a better representative than the man we call “The King.”