PHOTO: Alabama proves it has earned the title ‘Running Back U’

Derrick Henry is simply the latest in a line of great Tide running backs.
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With an unparalleled pipeline of running backs sent to the NFL in recent seasons, there really is no doubt Alabama is the only school that has the right to title itself "Running Back U" these days. 

Starting with Glen Coffee, to the school’s first Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram, to top three NFL Draft selection Trent Richardson, to T.J. Yeldon and now the outstanding Derrick Henry, the Tide’s recent running backs cannot be matched. 

In case you’ve forgotten, Alabama wished to remind you with this post via Instagram:

Running Back University. Alabama Crimson Tide running backs aren't strangers to covering Sports Illustrated. #RBU #RollTide

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Who will be the next great Alabama running back? Wait till next season to find out, if recent history is any indication, next season’s starter will be among the best backs in the nation. 

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