Alabama benefited from some unlikely heroes Monday night, when the team completed its quest for a national title by securing a tight 45-40 win over Clemson. But when it came to the ground-and-pound attack that has characterized coach Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide dynasty, the heavy lifting once again fell to star tailback Derrick Henry.
Henry put a fitting cap on his otherworldly season, carrying the ball an incredible 36 times for 158 yards and three touchdowns, and he broke a couple more records in the process. But the legacy of No. 2 will be that of just the second Heisman Trophy recipient to ever come out of Alabama’s storied program.
As postgame celebrations carried on into the wee hours of Tuesday morning, Henry ran into the other Crimson Tide Heisman-winner. Like Henry, Mark Ingram captured both the Heisman and was part of a championship-winning team in 2009.
The two posed together for a picture that captures just a piece of the overwhelming excellence Saban and Co. have helped create on this incredible run. Ingram tweeted it out for the world to see.
— Mark Ingram II (@MarkIngram22) January 12, 2016
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