Alabama RB and Heisman winner Derrick Henry headed to the NFL
Derrick Henry’s dominant run at Alabama has come to an end, as the junior running back will declare for the 2016 NFL Draft.
ESPN’s Joe Schad was the first to report the news Thursday:
Alabama RB Derrick Henry, the Heisman Trophy winner, will enter the NFL Draft, source tells ESPN. Henry had 2,219 yards and 28 TDs.Article continues below ...
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) January 14, 2016
Alabama football’s official Twitter account confirmed the news Friday:
— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) January 15, 2016
Henry’s season could not have been much better. The junior had 2,219 rushing yards — breaking Herschel Walker’s SEC single-season record of 1,891 set in 1981 — and 28 touchdowns and captured both the Heisman Trophy and the national championship.
Not a bad season for a first-year starter.