Alabama Crimson Tide's Derrick Henry Wins Heisman Trophy

Alabama Crimson Tide's Derrick Henry Wins Heisman Trophy

He's second from Ala., the first RB since 2009 to take the prize.

Published December 13th

Alabama Crimson Tide’s Derrick Henry is the first running back to win the Heisman Trophy since 2009. He came in first with 1,832 points, beating out Standford’s Christian McCaffrey (1,539) and Clemson’s Deshaun Watson (1,165). The 2015 Heisman Trophy Ceremony was held last night in New York City.

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While Henry was the favorite coming in, he knew he had tough competition, especially coming from a state with no NFL team. "I didn't know at all. Them two guys were great contenders for the trophy. Deshaun, with how consistent and efficient he is at the quarterback position, all the success he had, I was kind of worried. Christian, breaking Barry Sanders' record, doing all the things he does, he's just unbelievable." However, the RB was more than happy to receive the highly coveted trophy, "I'm just so thankful to have this trophy. It's just a blessing and an honor."

Henry can add the Heisman trophy to his already impressive collection of the Maxwell, Walter Camp, and Doak Walker awards. He has also set Alabama records with 1,986 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns. 

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Written by Evelyn Diaz

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