Derrick Henry Wins Heisman
Alabama running back Derrick Henry captured the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night in New York City. He is the second 'Bama running back to win the award, following Mark Ingram in 2009.
Both he and Ingram are the only non-quarterbacks to win the award since 2000.
Henry has the Crimson Tide vying for a national championship as part of the College Football playoff.
Henry had 1,986 yards, which was the most in the SEC all-time for a single season. He scored 23 touchdowns this year, most in FBS this year, and tied for the most in SEC history for a single season.
He had four 200+ yard rushing performances in his last six games against FBS opponents. He also rushed for 271 yards in the final regular season game of the year against arch rival Auburn.
Alabama plays Michigan State in the playoff on Dec. 31 in Dallas, Texas. Kickoff is 8 p.m. The winner will play either Oklahoma or Clemson for the national championship.