Former Alabama running back Derrick Henry was back in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Saturday, but rather than out on the football field, he took his talents to the baseball diamond.
Prior to Alabama baseball’s home game against No. 20 Arkansas, Henry threw out the night’s first pitch:
Former #Alabama running back Derrick Henry's first pitch tonight.
An elevated fastball. It'll do. pic.twitter.com/EgLlanzj4n
— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) April 1, 2017
Here’s another look of Henry’s high heat.
In Henry’s three seasons playing football for the Crimson Tide, Alabama never lost to the Razorbacks, and he was an apparent good luck charm Saturday, as Alabama beat Arkansas 7-1. Although the Arkansas football team was the only SEC squad to hold Henry under 100 yards rushing during his Heisman Trophy-winning junior season, Henry did gain a season-high 111 yards on the ground and scored a touchdown on just 6 carries during his freshman year versus the Razorbacks.
Henry shared the Tennessee Titans backfield with Pro Bowl selection DeMarco Murray in 2016. Henry rushed for 490 yards and 5 touchdowns on 110 carries, averaging 4.5 yards per rush.