Alabama running back Derrick Henry was one of five finalists for the Walter Camp Player of the Year award, and the lone representative from the SEC.
Henry, who’s also considered the Heisman Trophy front-runner, is coming off a 271-yard performance against Auburn, the most ever by an Alabama player in the Iron Bowl.
Henry already holds Alabama’s single-season rushing record with 1,797 yards in his junior campaign. With the SEC championship game and two potential Playoff games ahead of him, Henry could eclipse 2,000 yards rushing and distinguish himself as arguably the best running back to ever come through Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and Iowa cornerback Desmond King are the other finalists for the Walter Camp award.
Walter Camp player of the year finalists Derrick Henry Christian McCaffrey DeShaun Watson Desmond King Baker Mayfield
— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) December 2, 2015
One SEC player noticeably absent from the pool is LSU running back Leonard Fournette, who became the school’s single-season rushing leader in Saturday’s win over Texas A&M. The sophomore has racked up 1,741 yards, breaking Charles Alexander’s longstanding record from 1977.
Florida State’s Dalvin Cook and Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott are other running back snubbed by the Walter Camp voters.