Alabama RB Derrick Henry named SEC Offensive Player of the Year
Derrick Henry should think about investing in a new trophy shelf.
The Alabama junior was named SEC Offensive Player of the Year by coaches on Wednesday afternoon, less than four days after grabbing — chronogically — SEC championship game MVP, Alabama MVP and first-team all-conference honors.
Saturday, he could bring home the second Heisman Trophy in Alabama history.
Henry, who has run for 1,986 yards and 23 touchdowns this season, is also up for the Maxwell Award (awarded to the nation’s “top football player”) and the Doak Walker Award (best running back).
A running back has not won the Maxwell since Penn State’s Larry Johnson in 2002, while only three SEC backs have taken the Walker award since its inception in 1990.
Mark Ingram (2009) is the only Crimson Tide player to ever win the Heisman.
“It would be a dream come true,” Henry told AL.com‘s Matt Zenitz this week. “It makes my heart beat even thinking about it.”