Derrick Henry Honored as FWAA National Offensive Player of the Week
September 8, 2015
DALLAS - Alabama junior running back Derrick Henry earned
his second award of the week, this time being honored as
the Football Writers Association of America National
Offensive Player of the Week. Henry was also named SEC
Offensive Player of the Week on Monday morning from the
The junior excelled in his first game as the Tide's
starting running back, stringing together 147 yards
on just 13 carries with three touchdowns of 37, 56 and
two yards against the 20th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers.
His 11.3 yards-per-carry average marked a career high
(min. 10 carries) as did his total yardage and touchdowns.
The 100-plus yard performance was the sixth of his career
with four of those games coming inside domed stadiums.
In his last three outings dating back to last season, Henry
has put together 383 yards on 46 carries for an 8.3 yards
per carry average and added six rushing touchdowns in
those games. He has also been red hot inside domes in
his three seasons with the Crimson Tide, collecting 593
yards on 72 carries with eight touchdowns on the ground
and adding five receptions for 127 yards and a touchdown.
Henry and his teammates will return to practice this
afternoon in preparations for Alabama's home opener
against the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders. The
Crimson Tide currently owns a 16-game home winning streak,
tied for longest in the nation, and is 8-0 under head
coach Nick Saban in season openers.