TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Derrick Henry made one final carry for Alabama during Saturday’s A-Day scrimmage.
With Alabama’s first Heisman Trophy winner, Mark Ingram, on hand to receive his 2009 ring from the Heisman trust, the school’s second victor delivered a copy of his own trophy to the Crimson Tide.
Each year, the Heisman trust creates a duplicate of the individual player’s award and gifts it to the school. Saturday, Henry lifted the new trophy above his head while the Bryant-Denny Stadium crowd saluted him.
Henry ran for an SEC record 2,219 yards last season, and also finished with the highest rushing touchdown total (28) in conference history.
He beat out Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson and Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey at the Heisman presentation ceremony in December, earning 378 first-place votes and 1,832 overall points to McCaffrey’s 290 and 1,539, respectively.
The Yulee, Fla., native also received the National Performance Awards player of the year trophy before kickoff. He is expected to be a first- or second-round pick in the NFL draft later this month.