Derrick Henry wins 2015 Heisman Trophy


Alabama Crimson Tide running back Derrick Henry became the second Heisman Trophy winner in school history.

After carrying Alabama on the ground all season, running back Derrick Henry can now officially refer to himself as one of college football’s all-time greats, as he is now officially the 2015 Heisman Trophy winner.

Henry beat out Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey and Clemson‘s Deshaun Watson on Saturday night, to take home the award.

By winning the award, Henry becomes the second Alabama football player to win the award in the school’s illustrious history, after Mark Ingram won the award back in 2009.

For Henry, it’s a culmination of all of his hard work that he has put together in his time at Alabama.

Henry’s season proved to be nothing short of spectacular in 2015. He led all of the FBS in rushing yards and touchdowns, as he compiled an incredible 1,986 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns. His 23 touchdowns in a season tied the SEC record, which puts him with former SEC greats, Tim Tebow and Tre Mason.

Speaking of breaking records, Henry broke Herschel Walker’s SEC record for rushing yards in a single season. Any time a player is in a statistical category with Walker, then they did something right. To break one of his records, shows how great Henry truly was in 2015.

What separated Henry from the rest all season was his ability to pound the football and carry the football whenever Alabama needed him too. If that meant carrying the ball more than 40 times in a game, he did it and used his strength and power to put points on the board for the Crimson Tide.

He was the one constant in the Alabama offense all season, and without him, the Crimson Tide would probably not be competing for another championship, as they get ready to prepare for the College Football Playoff.

Henry comes from a great lineage of Alabama running backs before him that have had great seasons on the ground.

Only one of those great Alabama running backs besides Henry can say that they were the Heisman Trophy winner. It’s a rare feat and by winning the award, it forever places Henry into the lore of college football history.

Derrick Henry now has the Heisman Trophy and a season he will never forget. Can he cap it off and carry Alabama to a championship?