Henry, Allen Earn SEC Weekly Honors
November 16, 2015
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Alabama junior running back Derrick
Henry and junior defensive end Jonathan Allen earned SEC
Player of the Week recognition following the Crimson
Tide's 31-6 win at No. 20 Mississippi State, the league
office announced on Monday.
Derrick Henry was named the Southeastern Conference
Offensive Player of the Week for the fourth time this
season after rushing for 204 yards and two touchdowns
on 22 carries against the Bulldogs. He has rushed for
more than 200 yards in consecutive games and three of
the past four overall, with each coming against teams
ranked in the top-20 nationally. Henry broke free for
touchdown runs of 74 and 65 yards to extend his school
record of consecutive games with a rushing touchdown
to 15, the longest such streak by an SEC player in the
last 20 seasons.
In his first season as the team's starting running back,
Henry has amassed 1,474 yards and 19 touchdowns on 240
carries for a 6.1 yard average. He is currently the
national leader in rushing touchdowns and ranks second
overall in yards rushing. The junior tailback has
performed his best in the Tide's six games against ranked
opponents, averaging 178.7 yards per game (1,072 yards)
and scoring 12 touchdowns.
Jonathan Allen was recognized as the Southeastern
Conference Defensive Lineman of the Week after a dominant
performance in Starkville. The junior defensive end
finished the day with seven tackles, including three
tackles for loss (-17 yards), to go along with three
sacks, one forced fumble, and a quarterback hurry.
Allen is the first Alabama player to record three sacks
in a game since Courtney Upshaw did it against Auburn
in 2010. The Alabama defense collectively totaled nine
sacks, representing the most by any unit in a single
game under head coach Nick Saban.
The Crimson Tide returns to action this Saturday,
welcoming the Charleston Southern Buccaneers to
Bryant-Denny Stadium for Alabama's final home game
of the 2015 season as well as the team's Senior Day.
The game is set for a 3 p.m. CT kickoff on the SEC
Network with Dave Neal, Matt Stinchcomb and Kayce
Smith calling all the action.