Native Floridian, Derrick Henry, was in midtown Manhattan at the New York Marriott Marquis facing the limelight as one of three Heisman Memorial Trophy finalists joining Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson.
The 6-3, 242 Alabama running back was relaxed and reserved during the approximate 30 minute question and answer session with the assembled national and regional media. He is on a roll with the Tide and individually winning awards with the same proliferation as he racks up chunks of yardage on the field.
Fresh off of surpassing Herschel Walker’s single season Southeastern Conference rushing record last Saturday, Derrick Henry is on the precipices of achieving immortality by capturing every major honor available to a college football player. He would be the fourth running back in college football history to win the Walter Camp Player of the Year, Doak Walker, Maxwell and Heisman Awards in the same year. Eddie George of Ohio State (1995), Ricky Williams of Texas (1998) and Wisconsin’s Ron Dayne (1999) are the others preceding Henry.
BamaMag.com was in the Big Apple to cover the most physical running back in Alabama history. Listen and watch as he reveals the individual most responsible for his success in Tuscaloosa.