Tennessee Titans’ Derrick Henry gets ESPY nomination for Best Play
The Tennessee Titans will be represented at the 2019 ESPY Awards, as Derrick Henry’s infamous 99-yard touchdown run is a nominee for Best Play.
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry’s 99-yard record-tying touchdown run will be recognized at the 2019 ESPY Awards after being nominated for Best Play.
Here’s the competition Henry will be up against.
"BEST PLAY (bracket-style voting)Miami Miracle: Miami Dolphins Stun the New England PatriotsKawhi Leonard Drains Game-Winner at Buzzer in Game 7Derrick Henry’s NFL-record 99-yard run vs. JaguarsWayne Rooney Just Single-Handedly Won A Match For D.C. UnitedUCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi scores a perfect 10Andrew Benintendi calls gameDamian Lillard Sends OKC Home On Buzzer BeaterManchester QB Brendon Clar throws this ball to Kevin Henderson for the 48 yard TD catchTexas Tech WR makes one-handed grab that mirrors OBJs best catchKinsley Washington singled home Jacqui Prober to win the Bruins’ 12th softball titleJulie Ertz gives the USWNT the lead early in the second halfTexas A&M’s Infinite Tucker goes ALL OUT for the goldArike Ogunbowale Behind the Back PassKihei Clark, Mamadi Diakite Save Virginia at the buzzerWilmington Charter’s Taylor Gillis with CATCH OF THE YEAR!‘Hail Mary’ pass helps Texas high school football team win state title"
You can check out a full list of the nominees here.
Henry’s run came against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 14 during a game in which the Alabama product smoked the Jags for 238 yards on the ground and four touchdowns.
It was part of a memorable four-week run that saw Henry erupt for 585 yards and seven touchdowns on just 87 carries. The four-game explosion helped propel the 25-year-old to his first 1,000-yard season in 2019.
As impressive as Henry’s run was, having 15 other plays to compete against will make it tough for him to actually win the award. Still, a play like Henry’s doesn’t happen everyday and it deserves serious consideration for the award.
The ESPY Awards will take place on July 10th at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.