Alabama's Derrick Henry wins 2015 Heisman Trophy, joins his heroes

NEW YORK ― Derrick Henry took up football to play with his cousins. He grew into a 5-star recruit who ran for more yards than any high school player in history.

Alabama's Derrick Henry wins 2015 Heisman Trophy, joins his heroes
 
The 6-foot-3 monster of a running back dreamed of Saturday night. Now it's his reality.
Henry won Alabama's second Heisman Trophy in school history over finalists Christian McCaffrey of Stanford and Deshaun Watson of Clemson. Henry's 1,832 points beat McCaffrey's 1,539 and Watson's 1,165.

He joins Mark Ingram as the only two Alabama members of the most elite club in college football.
Henry, who admitted he was nervous before the ceremony, delivered a seven-minute speech in which he thanked everyone from his family to Scott Cochran. He also wanted to remember former teammate Altee Tenpenny who was killed in a car wreck this fall.

"It's the Heisman," Henry said two hours before the service. "It would be a blessing from heaven. Every one of those folks that are in the Heisman fellowship and that brotherhood, they are my saints, man ― the folks I grew up viewing."

Alabama's Derrick Henry wins 2015 Heisman Trophy, joins his heroes

Henry turns into the first running back to win it since Ingram in 2009. The two Alabama players are the main running backs to win it since Ron Dayne in 1999 since Reggie Bush's honor was abandoned in 2005

The function Saturday night checked simply one more point of reference in a noteworthy season for Henry. Rising up out of the shadow of T.J. Yeldon, the lesser more than satisfied his 5-star enrolling profile.

His 1,986 hurrying yards pulverized the school record (1,679) and beat Herschel Walker's SEC sign of 1,891 yards. Taking all things together, he broke seven Alabama single-season records while climbing the graphs in a couple of more profession classes.


The Heisman was in the exchange before the season, however Henry was an outcast. He began the season tenth in the wagering chances on opening weekend.

It began with a 147-yard night on only 13 keeps running in the season opener against Wisconsin. He went sub-100 yards in three of the following five amusements.

The battle made its first enormous stride forward at Texas A&M on Oct. 17. His 236 yards on 32 conveys broke both individual bests at Alabama. After a week, Henry's 143 yards on 28 runs incorporated the diversion victor with 2:24 left in the 19-14 win more than Tennessee.


Things quit fooling around two weeks after the fact in the exceptionally expected confrontation with major Heisman most loved Leonard Fournette. The parts were turned around after Henry burnt LSU for 210 yards on 38 tries while Fournette oversaw only 31 on 19 endeavors. He would keep running for no less than 200 yards in four of the last five normal season SEC diversions.

Henry's touchdowns of 74 and 65 yards at Mississippi State was all the offense Alabama required. It likewise pushed his Heisman trusts considerably closer to reality with 204 yards. At that point at Auburn, Henry knock his own best up to 271 yards on 46 runs. That included handoffs on the last 14 Tide snaps of a 29-13 wi
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