Alabama RB Derrick Henry: I’m not close to Tim Tebow’s level
Tim Tebow’s SEC rushing touchdown record is within easy reach, but Derrick Henry says he has a long way to go before being considered alongside Tebow as one of the conference’s all-time greats.
The Crimson Tide running back has 22 rushing scores this year — an Alabama record — and is only one away from tying Tebow and former Auburn running back Tre Mason for the conference mark.
Henry, a Yulee, Fla., native, grew up a big Gators fan.
“I really loved when Tebow was there,” he told AL.com‘s Michael Casagrande on Monday afternoon. “It was a very exciting time to be a Florida fan.”
Henry called Tebow — who won two national titles and a Heisman Trophy between 2006 and 2009 — “legendary.”
The Alabama back is now the odds-on favorite to win the Heisman Trophy. He’s cleaned out almost all of the Tide’s single-season records and still has (potentially) three games to chase after SEC history.
But Monday, he refused to put himself on Tebow’s level.
“Oh no, no no,” Henry said. “I still have a lot of stuff to work on.”