Alabama RB Derrick Henry breaks 34-year old SEC rushing record
Derrick Henry passed Tre Mason in the first quarter. Then he passed Darren McFadden in the second. When the third quarter kicked off, he had one hurdle left: Herschel Walker.
The final domino fell when Henry broke off a 7-yard run against Florida in the SEC championship game, and the Alabama junior became the conference’s single-season rushing leader.
“I’m not happy with my performance, but I’m glad we got a win, glad we played as a team,” Henry said during a postgame interview with CBS’ Allie LaForce. I credit all to my teammates, God and my coaches. Without them this wouldn’t be possible.”
Here is the new list (with 18:40 remaining in the game):
- 1,897 — Derrick Henry (Alabama, 2015)
- 1,891 — Herschel Walker (Georgia, 1981)
- 1,830 — Darren McFadden (Arkansas, 2007)
- 1,816 — Tre Mason (Auburn, 2013)
- 1,786 — Bo Jackson (Auburn, 1985)