College football community reacts to Alabama star Derrick Henry’s Heisman Trophy triumph
Derrick Henry has had a historic 2015 season, and it was punctuated with him winning the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night.
Henry, who has already rushed for more yards than anyone in a single season in SEC history, became the second Alabama player to capture college football’s most prestigious award. It was a night to celebrate Henry, who edged out another great running back, Stanford’s Christian McCaffery, in one of the closest votes in recent history.
Now cemented as an Alabama legend, here’s what people from around the college football world had to say about Henry’s triumphant night.
Alabama’s other Heisman Trophy winner congratulated him:
— Mark Ingram II (@MarkIngram22) December 13, 2015
His backfield mate did as well:
Love you bruh. You're a legend @KingHenry_2
— Kenyan Drake™ (@KDx17) December 13, 2015
A couple of fellow Crimson Tide legends got in on the action:
Congrats @KingHenry_2 proud of you bro!!
— AJ McCarron (@10AJMcCarron) December 13, 2015
I'm proud of this man Derick Henry, if y'all only knew how hard he worked for everything he has received this far. Congrats man.
— R.I.P Freddy G (@AmariCooper9) December 13, 2015
A couple beat writers reminded everyone that Henry saw this coming:
— Alex Byington (@abyingtonTD) December 13, 2015
A couple of other Heisman winners welcomed him to a new club:
— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) December 13, 2015
Congrats to @KingHenry_2 on winning the Heisman, welcome to the club big guy! Much deserved
— Matt Leinart (@MattLeinartQB) December 13, 2015
A fierce rival give him some love:
Congrats bro! @KingHenry_2
— Peyton Barber (@Pb25Peyton) December 13, 2015
Henry also earned some praise from national media members for his speech”
Derrick Henry clearly hasn't forgotten where he came from or all the people who helped him get to the pinnacle of his sport. Good for him.
— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) December 13, 2015
Very gracious speech by Derrick Henry.. Liked how he thanked so many behind the scenes folks.. Well done.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 13, 2015