Derrick Henry Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week
September 7, 2015
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Alabama junior running back Derrick
Henry was named the Southeastern Conference Offensive
Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday.
The conference award is Henry's first of his career.
In his first game as the Crimson Tide's official starter
Henry took advantage of the opportunity. The junior
finished the season opener against the 20th-ranked
Wisconsin Badgers with 147 yards on 13 carries for an 11.3
yards-per-carry average while also adding three touchdowns
on runs of 37, 56 and two yards.
He reeled in two catches for 12 yards by night's end as
well. The 147 yards and three touchdowns both eclipsed his
previous career highs. He also surpassed the century mark
for the sixth time in his career with Saturday's
In his last three games, Henry has amassed 383 yards on
46 carries for an 8.3 yards per carry average and added
six rushing touchdowns in those outings. He has also
dominated inside domed stadiums for his career, collecting
593 yards on 72 carries with eight touchdowns on the ground
and adding five receptions for 127 yards and a touchdown.
Four of his six games rushing for 100 or more yards have
also come inside a dome.
Henry and the rest of the Crimson Tide will open the home
season inside Bryant-Denny Stadium this Saturday at 3 p.m.
against the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders. Alabama
is currently riding a 16-game home winning streak and is
a perfect 8-0 to start the season in Tuscaloosa under head
coach Nick Saban.
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