In a hilarious tweet from today, the 41-year-old country artist recalls the moment he met the 26-year-old running back.
“Once at a college game, I stood eye-to-chin with Derrick Henry (I’m 6’1”) while he did pregame warmups, and I thought “If this guy can cut, he’s gonna run all over everybody for a long time.” He could cut.”
Oh, he can cut, Jason Isbell.
Standing at 6’3’ and weighing in at 247 pounds, Derrick Henry is a force to be reckoned with. Said to be too large to be a running back at the collegiate level, he proved naysayers wrong by having the best season in SEC history as a junior. That year he rushed for 2,219 yards and 28 touchdowns. Henry also helped Alabama win a national championship the same year.
As the Heisman winner in 2015, the Alabama player was drafted in the second round at 45th overall to the Tennessee Titans.
Henry has 12 touchdowns and 1317 rushing yards so far this season for the Titans.
Throughout his five-year career in the NFL, Derrick Henry has rushed for 5,150 yards and 50 touchdowns.
Jason Isbell is best known for his music career with The 400 Unit. However, from 2001 until 2007, Isbell won four Grammy Awards with Drive-By Truckers. Jason Isbell was also nominated by the CMA Awards in 2017 for Album of the Year for The Nashville Sound.
The country singer has made seven studio albums since 2007 with Sirens of the Ditch. Their most recent album debuted in May of this year with Reunions. The album has ten songs on it and made it to number nine on the US Billboard 200 chart.
Jason Isbell intended for Reunion to help small businesses during the pandemic.