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Derrick Henry | Running Back

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

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Entering Saturday's Iron Bowl showdown with Auburn, junior RB Derrick Henry has a chance to set single-season school records for rushing yards and rushing touchdowns.
Henry's sitting on 1,526 rushing yards and 21 touchdowns. The Crimson Tide single-season record for rushing touchdowns should be easy enough to surpass, barring Henry's legs disintegrating or Auburn (who surrendered 34 points to Idaho on Saturday) drinking a magic defensive potion. He's currently tied with Trent Richardson, who had 21 of 'em in 2011. Richardson also holds the yardage mark for a singular campaign, having rushed for 1,679 yards in that same 2011 campaign. That figures to be a bit trickier, as Henry'll need 153 rushing yards to match Richardson, 154 to surpass him. For reference's sake, the 6-foot-3, 238-pound junior's notched 153-plus in three of eleven games. Nov 23 - 8:48 PM

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Alabama junior RB Derrick Henry rushed for 68 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries in Saturday's 31-6 win over Charleston Southern.

The Tide were up 49-0 at halftime, so Henry got to take the afternoon off early. Bo Scarbrough and Damien Harris handled the second half carries. The 6-foot-3, 232-pound Henry had run for more than 200 yards in three of his last four entering the day. He has 1,526 yards and 21 yards this season.
Nov 21 - 8:05 PM

Alabama junior RB Derrick Henry was named as one of 15 semifinalists for the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, given to the nation's top player.

The 6-foot-3, 232-pound Henry currently leads the nation with 19 rushing touchdowns and has rushed for 1,458 yards so far this season. The Heisman hopeful's engines are running at full-steam as of late, as he's put up 200-plus yards in three of his last four games.
Nov 19 - 2:47 PM

Alabama junior RB Derrick Henry was compared to LeGarrette Blount by NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

"His size makes him a difficult comp for current NFL backs, as you don't see many backs with his tall frame in the league anymore," Reuter wrote. "Past draftees like Chris Brown, Brandon Jacobs, Brian Leonhard, are Anthony Thomas were of a similar style to Henry, and had mixed results. Blount, with his power inside and ability to break through for big gains, is most similar to Henry." The 6-foot-3, 232-pound Henry has run for 200-plus yards in three of his last four games. Rotoworld's Josh Norris compares him to the aforementioned Jacobs.
Nov 17 - 4:23 PM

After polling several NFL scouts, CBS Sports' Dane Brugler has "received mixed reactions" on Alabama junior RB Derrick Henry's draft projection.

"He does a great job following his blockers, reading and consistently making the correct decision. Henry has quick feet for his size with natural speed at the second level to accelerate away from defensive backs down the field, but his longer legs and taller torso/pad level are two areas that concern evaluators," Brugler writes. Either way, the 6-foot-3, 238-pound bruiser has balled out, rushing for 1,458 yards with a whopping 19 touchdowns on a 6.1 YPC average. The Heisman hopeful may not be a first round prospect, but he does showcase a skill-set that should get him drafted on day two of the draft.
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 17 - 3:08 PM

Bovada is listing Alabama junior RB Derrick Henry as a 2/3 favorite to win the Heisman Trophy.

Henry's being listed at 3/2, followed by Leonard Fournette and Ezekiel Elliott at 9/2, Deshaun Watson at 7/1, Corey Coleman at 25/1 and Christian McCaffrey at 50/1. For his part, Henry's been at his best in the thick of conference play, having rushed for at least 200 yards in three of his last four games. Overall, the big junior's rushed for 1,458 yards while scoring 19 touchdowns on a 6.1 YPC average. He leads the nation in touchdowns scored and is second in the country in rushing yardage. In a related note, Alabama's a 5/2 favorite to win the national title.
Nov 16 - 10:00 PM

Alabama HC Nick Saban said that junior RB Derrick Henry is "faster than people think and faster than he looks."

Said Saban, "But what you can always tell is [Henry] outruns the angle, and that’s when you know someone is pretty fast." The 6-foot-3, 238-pound bruiser of a junior broke free for two long touchdown runs (74, 65 yards) in Saturday's 31-6 dismantling of Mississippi State. He totaled 204 yards and two touchdowns in that affair. Henry himself takes a simple approach to his game, noting that he's "just trying to score" and "just running." He's "just run" his way to touchdowns in 15 consecutive games dating back to last November.
Nov 16 - 4:10 PM

Alabama junior RB Derrick Henry rushed for 204 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries in Saturday's 31-6 win over Mississippi State.

Henry had a pair of long touchdown runs in Saturday's win. In the second quarter, he broke out down the middle of the field for a 74-yard touchdown run. He would bolt free once more in the fourth quarter, scoring on an impressive 65-yard touchdown run that saw him take the ball to the left before turning up field and hitting an extra gear to elude the Bulldog defense. The 6-foot-3, 238-pound junior's scored in every game this season with nine touchdowns in his last four games alone. He's also gone over 200 yards rushing in two consecutive games and three of his last four. Nobody in the country is running the ball better than Henry as we hit the final weeks of the 2015 regular season.
Nov 14 - 7:24 PM

Alabama junior RB Derrick Henry's "stock is certainly rising as a potential lead back at the next level" after Saturday's performance against LSU, writes NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks.

As Leonard Fournette languished across the field, Henry went off, rushing for 210 yards and three touchdowns on 38 carries, which "confirmed his ability to carry an offense with his rugged running style," per Brooks. Brooks went on to write that the NFL loved watching Henry gouge an LSU defense full of NFL-caliber talent. The 6-foot-3, 242-pounder has 1,254 yards with 17 touchdowns across nine contests.
Nov 10 - 3:44 PM

In Saturday's 30-16 win over LSU, Alabama rushed 55 times and passed just 24.

Running backs Derrick Henry and Kenyan Drake combined for 48 of those 55 carries, with Henry receiving a whopping 38. That 38-carry mark tied for third-most in school history for an individual game (Johnny Musso holds the Alabama high-mark with 42 carries against Auburn in 1970). Saturday's play-calling breakdown contrasts sharply to that of Alabama's lone loss this season. In their 43-37 defeat at the hands of Ole Miss on September 19, the Crimson Tide rushed 42 times and passed 59 times. They've righted that disparity and then some, handing Henry the ball a silly 151 times in his last five games.
Nov 9 - 9:10 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang notes that Alabama junior RB Derrick Henry "planted his flag as a Heisman hopeful" with his performance in Saturday's 30-16 win over LSU.

"Henry was unstoppable, at times, deftly side-stepping would-be tacklers and driving forward off of strong cuts to accelerate quickly into the secondary. Once at the second level, Henry's power and surprising breakaway speed showed up, helping him pick up yardage in chunks," Rang wrote. The Crimson Tide prospect put on a show for evaluators, rushing for 210 yards and three touchdowns. The 6-foot-3, 242-pounder now has 1,254 yards with 17 touchdowns on his 2015 resume.
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 9 - 2:02 PM

Alabama junior RB Derrick Henry turned in a monster performance in Saturday's 30-16 win over LSU, rushing for 210 yards and three touchdowns on 38 carries.

In a battle of two of the best running backs in the nation, Henry far, far outperformed LSU sophomore Leonard Fournette (who rushed for just 31 yards). The bulldozer of a human being's now carried the ball a whopping 151 times in his last five games alone. Overall, Henry has racked up 1,254 yards with 17 touchdowns scored across nine contests completed. Seven of those touchdowns have come in his last three games. DFS players should continue to reap the benefits through the end of the 2015 campaign.
Nov 8 - 10:01 AM

LSU defensive line coach Ed Orgeron called Alabama junior RB Derrick Henry "a beast."

The comment came up when Orgeron was asked about junior defensive end Lewis Neal. "We'll need (Lewis) because of the physicality in the way Alabama runs the football and throws the football in that pro-style scheme," Orgeron told Campus Rush. The key to stopping Henry, or at least containing him, is to contact the running back in the backfield. Henry goes down much easier on contact on his first few strides. It is over once he hits stride, however.
Source: Campus Rush
Nov 4 - 10:14 AM

Alabama junior RB Derrick Henry posted a video on Instagram account wherein he squats more than 500 pounds.

That video is available at the link below. The freaky 6-foot-3, 242-pounder is the most powerful runner in the country. After Alabama's 41-23 win over Texas A&M earlier this month, Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin said of Henry: "He's a man." Yes sir. Henry has already rushed for 1,044 yards with 14 touchdowns and we've got plenty of season to go.
Oct 30 - 4:48 PM

Alabama junior RB Derrick Henry rushed for 143 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries in Saturday's 19-14 win over Tennessee.

After receiving more than 20 carries just once in Alabama's first four games, Henry's been handed the ball at least 26 times in four consecutive affairs. Against Tennessee on Saturday, Henry was more or less than entire Crimson Tide offense. He averaged 5.1 YPC and his second touchdown run--a 14-yarder with 2:29 remaining in the contest--would be the one that boosted HC Nick Saban's crew to the 19-14 final score. The 6-foot-3, 238-pound junior's rushed for 1,044 yards with 14 touchdowns. His ability to find the end zone on a weekly basis makes him a superior DFS option regardless of the opponent.
Oct 24 - 7:49 PM