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Football record holder talks to student who will likely break record


7:17 PM, Nov. 15, 2012 EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- So much has changed since Ken Hall played football back in the early 1950s. 

He was a running back for Sugar Land High School in Texas.

He owns the all-time high school rushing record with 11,232 yards in his career.

18-year-old Derrick Henry, a Yulee High School senior, is only 103 yards away from breaking Hall's record that has stood strong since 1953.

"Sports records don't last six decades. That's crazy," said 1010XL radio host Ryan Green. 

Green and co-host Joe Cowart had Henry on their show, as well as a call-in from Hall.

They guys asked Henry what it would be like to own such a long standing record.

"I don't think it'll hit me right now," Henry said during the show. "Probably when I'm done and old and done with football."

Hall had some advice for Henry:

"Remember, you didn't do it alone," he said. "You did it with a bunch of other kids."

It's a crown Hall has worn for 59 years, one he'll most likely pass on to Henry on Friday night when Yulee plays Taylor County in the playoffs.

But Hall said it's something that will always connect the two players who are separated by 6 decades.

"Seeing someone break the record, yeah you don't want to see it go," Hall said. "But you'll always have it, and you'll have made a friend."

 

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