Four years ago, Vardy was approaching his mid-twenties and playing non-league football for Fleetwood Town, before a superb goal scoring campaign attracted the attention of Leicester.
Now, after scoring 10 Premier League goals in as many games and joining the likes of Henry in becoming one of only a few to score in seven straight top-flight matches, Vardy has entered Leicester folklore.
With England caps also under his belt, Henry says the striker is an inspiration to every current non-league footballer and proof that anything in football can happen with hard work and dedication.
“He is the perfect example of the idea that anything can happen. If anyone leaves a club or goes to play non-league and thinks he can't make it or it's over, look at Jamie Vardy because it's not over,” Henry said
“He is the perfect example that anything and everything is possible if you work hard at it.”
With Vardy currently topping the scoring charts and playing superbly, there is seemingly no limit as to how far he can progress in his career, either at Leicester or elsewhere.
The Foxes are currently riding high in the league and if they can maintain their form for a little longer, then a potential end-of-season European spot isn’t out of the question.
According to a report in EPSN, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are considering a move for the 28-year-old, while links with Real Madrid have also been doing to the rounds.