Alabama RB Derrick Henry earns MVP honors in SEC Championship game
Some things come as no surprise. Alabama running back Derrick Henry earning MVP honors in the SEC Championship game is one of them.
The Crimson Tide junior carried the ball 44 times for 189 yards and a touchdown Saturday as Alabama beat Florida, 29-15, in Atlanta.
Henry also broke a 34-year-old SEC record for the most rushing yards in a single season, surpassing UGA legend Herschel Walker’s mark of 1,891 (reached in 1981).
The Heisman Trophy front-runner’s season has been nothing shy of dominant, and yet he still wasn’t pleased with what he gave the Crimson Tide on Saturday. But there’s more ahead, as Alabama is expected to earn a College Football Playoff spot.
“I’m not happy with my performance, but I’m glad we got a win, glad we played as a team,” Henry told CBS’s Allie LaForce after the game. “Credit all to my teammates, God and my coaches. Without them this wouldn’t be possible.”
When he made his way into the stands to greet fans after the game, a “Heisman” chant broke out for Henry. At this point, it would only seem a fitting conclusion to his monstrous season.
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— Marq Burnett (@Marq_Burnett) December 6, 2015