Derrick Henry: Stats, Highlights & Bio

Derrick Henry is one of the toughest running backs in college football. (Getty)

Derrick Henry is one of the toughest running backs in college football. (Getty)

Derrick Henry led the Alabama Crimson Tide to its second straight College Football Playoff. Now, Henry heads to New York City for the Heisman Trophy ceremony.

He has been the most impressive running back in college football. Alabama has relied on Henry to carry them this season. He led the NCAA in carries and there have been times when Alabama gave him 40 or more carries in one game. Each carry has paid off for both the Crimson Tide and Henry who finds himself as the favorite heading into Saturday’s Heisman ceremony.

Get to know Derrick Henry:


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Alabama has had a lot to celebrate about this season. (Getty)


Running Back






242 pounds

Season Stats:

Rushing: 339 carries, 1986 yards and 23 touchdowns

Receiving: 10 receptions, 97 yards

Career Rushing Stats: 547 carries, 3,358 yards and 37 touchdowns


Derrick Henry has a physical style of running the field. (Getty)

Derrick Henry has a physical style of running the field. (Getty)


July 17, 1994 (21 years old)


Yulee, Florida

High School:

Yulee High School

Recruiting Rank:

Four-star recruit and 36th nationally ranked prospect


Stacy Veal and Derrick Henry, Sr.

College Major:



Henry is not publicly dating anyone.






Derrick Henry: 2015 Heisman Trophy Winner (season highlights)Amassing 1,986 yards and 23 TDs in the 2015 regular season, Alabama running back Derrick Henry traveled to New York as the favorite to win college football's most prestigious individual award: The Heisman Trophy. Watch the hype video above, containing the top highlights of Henry's stellar season, and see for yourself why the dynamic player…2015-12-10T21:09:30Z

This video starts with highlights of Henry in high school and goes all the way through this season:

Derrick Henry – Destined For Heisman –( Headphones ) Derrick Henry has had a tremendous season . He's a real team player he gives all the credit to his teammates every time . I hope Enjoy this ! I hope Derrick Henry sees this #RollTide Share Please … Music Hammock : I Could Hear the Edge of All Things Music M83…2015-12-06T06:51:28Z

Here is a film room session breaking down Henry against LSU. It was the game where he began being looked at as the frontrunner for the Heisman Trophy:

Film Room: Derrick Henry for Heisman?Matt Scalici and former Alabama QB John Parker Wilson break down key moments from Alabama's win over LSU to see how the Tide look heading into Starkville to face Mississippi State, and discuss Derrick Henry's Heisman chances.2015-11-13T00:32:16Z

This is another great highlight video of Henry’s career at Alabama:

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Why Henry Will Win

Henry enters the Heisman ceremony as the heavy favorite to win the award. He was just shy of 2,000 yards rushing and triple the amount of rushing touchdowns as McCaffrey. Henry broke Herschel Walker’s record for most rushing yards for an SEC player in a season. It was a record that had stood since 1981. He also tied the SEC record for touchdowns in one season with 23.

Since Henry’s performance against LSU and Leonard Fournette, he has been touted by national media as the favorite to win the award. Henry has had the biggest stage of the three candidates with the amount of attention Alabama has had this season.

Why Henry Will Not Win

Henry has had a season of great moments but does lack that signature “Heisman moment” that a player like McCaffrey had in the Pac-12 title game. Part of that was due to his consistency throughout the season. McCaffrey offers voters more versatility and has great stats in three phases of the game. Watson is the best quarterback on the best team and the Heisman award often goes to quarterbacks.

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