Derrick Henry and Minkah Fitzpatrick Earn SEC Weekly Award
October 19, 2015
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama junior running back Derrick
Henry and freshman cornerback Minkah Fitzpatrick earned
SEC Player of the Week recognition the Southeastern
Conference announced Monday morning following the Crimson
Tide's 41-23 win at No. 9/10 Texas A&M. This is the
third consecutive week that an Alabama player has been
honored by the league.
Henry was named the Southeastern Conference Offensive
Player of the Week for the third time this season after
rushing for 236 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries
against the Aggies. The 236 yards and 32 carries both
eclipsed his previous career highs, and marked the first
time an Alabama running back has surpassed the 200-yard
mark since Trent Richardson in 2011. Henry broke free
for touchdown runs of 55 and six yards to extend his
school record of consecutive games with a rushing
touchdown to 12.
Fitzpatrick was recognized as the Southeastern Conference
Freshman Player of the Week after a career performance
of his own. The cornerback returned two interceptions
for touchdowns against the Aggies, going for 33 and 55
yards. He is the only player in Alabama history to return
two interceptions for touchdowns in the same game.
Fitzpatrick also recorded two solo tackles as the Crimson
Tide limited the Aggies to just 316 yards of total
offense, 164 yards below their season average. Fitzpatrick
was also recognized at the Walter Camp National Defensive
Player of the Week.
Henry and Fitzpatrick will look to lead the Crimson Tide
this Saturday as the team returns home to Bryant-Denny
Stadium to face the Tennessee Volunteers. Kickoff for the
game is set for 2:30 p.m. and will be televised on CBS.
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