Derrick Henry wins another SEC Offensive Player of the Week Award

Another week, another dominating performance from Alabama's running back.
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The third time’s the charm for Alabama running back Derrick Henry as the bruising back has earned his third SEC Offensive Player of the Week award following the work he put in on Texas A&M’s defense over the weekend. 

Henry could have likely reached 300 yards on the ground had his team been more committed to the run Saturday, as the Aggies had absolutely no answer for him once he gained a head of steam. Why offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin didn’t stay committed to the run all game will have to remain a mystery for another week. 

If Henry keeps this pace up, it will be hard to keep him from becoming a Heisman Trophy finalist. Considering Alabama hosts LSU and fellow Heisman hopeful Leonard Fournette this season, Henry stands a great chance of leaping ahead of the Tigers’ running back if he can lead Bama to a victory in that game.

 

• Junior running back Derrick Henry rushed for a career-high 236 yards on a career-best 32 carries in the Crimson Tide's 41-23 win at No. 9 Texas A&M.

• It marked the fifth highest single-game rushing total in school history

• He scored two rushing touchdowns and added one reception for 18 yards while averaging 7.7 yards per touch and 7.4 yards per rush attempt.

• He extended his school record for consecutive games with a rushing touchdown to 12 games. He now has 12 rushing touchdowns this season to rank fourth nationally.

• Henry accounted for 64.1 percent (254 yards) of the Crimson Tide's offensive yards (396) against the Aggies.

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