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NFL player Derrick Henry joins Nashville SC ownership group


Derrick Henry has crossed off a feat shared by few in the NFL with his latest investment, reports Afro Tech.

On April 26, the Tennessee Titans player was announced by Nashville SC ownership group’s principal owner John Ingram as one of the Major League Soccer Club’s newest minority owners, according to ESPN.

“As a kid growing up in Florida, I imagined being a professional sports owner and the opportunity to do that with a Major League Soccer club is truly a dream come true,” Henry said. “My investment in Nashville SC is way more than financial, it’s truly an investment in the city of Nashville. The chance to be part of a club like Nashville SC, especially after seeing what they are accomplishing in the community, was an opportunity I did not want to miss.”

The recent announcement marks Henry as one of the only NFL players to double as minority owners of a soccer club. He’s now on the list with Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Houston Texans running back Mark Ingram.

Wilson and his wife Ciara became minority owners of Seattle’s Major League Soccer franchise, the Sounders, in 2019. Joining Henry for the ride are actress Reese Witherspoon and technology investor Jim Toth.