It’s been said a million times that you should treat the cleaning staff the same way you treat the CEO. And NFL superstar Derrick Henry lives by that philosophy.
Henry has been one of the best running backs in the league for years now, since being selected by the Tennessee Titans in the 2016 NFL Draft. He’s a four-time Pro Bowl selection, led the NFL in rushing in 2019, and in 2020 was selected as the AP Offensive Player of the Year after becoming just the eighth player in history to rush for over 2,000 yards.
But despite all of the accolades and accomplishments, Henry has managed to stay humble.
It’s likely that yesterday’s win over the Jacksonville Jaguars is Henry’s last game in Nashville. And after the game, he took a moment to address the fans and thank them for their support over the past 8 years:
During his postgame press conference, Henry took some time to thank some members of the Titans who don’t get much public recognition – employees like the equipment managers, the kitchen staff, security, and cleaning crews. And he made sure to thank each of them by name:
Pretty incredible two-plus minutes from #Titans RB Derrick Henry @KingHenry_2 after today’s game — thanked countless members of the organization by name, from equipment staff to cafeteria staff to custodial staff and many, many more.