Tim Tebow may have gone to Florida, but he couldn’t help but give some props to Alabama tailback Derrick Henry. The bruising ball-carrier won Tebow’s “Freak of the Year” award during SEC Nation’s Saturday broadcast.
Henry was selected by both Tebow and the fans. Tebow was impressed by Henry’s production on the field, but was even more amazed by the beastly things he can do in the weight room.
“He has 17 straight games with a touchdown,” Tebow said. “He has 1,797 yards, 22 touchdowns this year. But why could he do it? Because he can squat 550 pounds and he can bench press 450 pounds. He’s also pretty explosive. His broad jump is a (10-foot-4), that’s like seven (Paul) Finebaums. He also runs a 4.45 40 (yard dash).”
Tebow said the biggest reason why Henry won the honor was because of his performance during last week’s victory over Auburn, in which he rushed for 271 yards and a touchdown on 46 carries.
“This dude is unbelieveable. But to be honest, one reason why he won Freak of the Year is because last week he had the ability in a rivalry game to carry it 46 times. That is ridiculous,” he said.