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Derrick Henry | Running Back

Team: Alabama Crimson Tide
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 238

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Alabama sophomore RB Derrick Henry rushed for 141 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries in Saturday's win in the SEC Championship.
After putting up 100+ yards rushing in two of Alabama's first four games, Henry hadn't gone over that mark since late September. He finally broke through when it mattered most, repeatedly busting long runs on Missouri and ending the day with 20 carries (to starter T.J. Yeldon's 14) and 141 yards. Henry is a physical monster at 6-foot-3, 238 pounds. His combination of physicality and speed should see him with an increased role in his junior campaign. In his workouts, he flips monster truck tires, so there you go. Dec 6 - 8:06 PM

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Alabama sophomore RB Derrick Henry told SI.com's Inside Read that he "feels like [he] has a lot more to prove."

Coming into the season, some analysts thought Henry (6-foot-3, 238 pounds) was Alabama's best RB, especially coming off of a Sugar Bowl performance in which he put up 161 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns. T.J. Yeldon has received more carries than the sophomore (135 to 111), but Yeldon's currently dealing with ankle injury, which should give Henry his share of opportunities down the home stretch. "I don’t really try to play to the hype. I just try to tune it out and just focus on me getting better as a player and for my team," said Henry, who has rushed for 554 yards and four touchdowns. According to Inside Read, Henry flips monster truck tires in his workouts.
Nov 12 - 6:12 PM

Alabama sophomore RB Derrick Henry rushed for 113 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries in the school's 33-23 win over West Virginia.

Henry, like Georgia's Todd Gurley, has extremely impressive lateral explosiveness for a big back. Henry is not draft eligible, but he might be Alabama's best running back. And that is not taking anything away from T.J. Yeldon.
Aug 30 - 8:08 PM

NFL scouts "are already salivating about" Alabama sophomore RB Derrick Henry's pro potential, according to NFL.com's Bucky Brooks.

The 6-3, 238-pounder runs a 4.52 second forty, a 4.15 second pro-agility shuttle, and a 41-inch vertical. Henry is "an athletic freak with a hard-charging running style that strikes fear in the hearts of defenders at the second level," according to Brooks. "Most impressive, Henry displayed soft hands as a receiver and surprising agility for a man of his size." Henry's every-down ability will appeal to pro scouts, but he isn't eligible for the draft until 2016. "Given the lack of big, athletic backs among the collegiate ranks, Henry's rare combination of size, speed and skill has already piqued the interest of NFL scouts looking for a dynamic workhorse to build around," wrote Brooks.
Source: NFL.com
May 23 - 3:00 AM

Alabama freshman RB Derrick Henry rushed for 100 yards and a touchdown on eight carries in the school's 45-31 loss to Oklahoma.

Henry is technically the school's third string running back, and he suffered a fractured tibia during spring practice, but he was an instant impact in this game. Henry is a ridiculous athlete and is very explosive, both in the open field and when dealing with contact. He added one catch for 61 yards and a touchdown.
Jan 3 - 11:39 AM

Alabama freshman RB Derrick Henry suffered a fractured tibia during the school's spring scrimmage.

Henry's high school coach added that surgery was performed and a plate was inserted. It appears as though Henry will be healthy enough to fully participate in the Crimson Tide's summer camp. The Alabama backfield is already packed with talent, and Henry likely won't be relied on during his freshman season.
Source: Tide Sports
Wed, May 1, 2013 09:26:00 AM