Bo Jackson says Derrick Henry is “No. 1 choice” for Heisman Trophy
Alabama running back Derrick Henry is such a runaway Heisman favorite that Auburn great Bo Jackson does not need to think twice about his Trophy vote.
“He is my No. 1 choice to win,” Jackson said on The Paul Finebaum Show Tuesday (via AL.com). “We ex-Heisman winners, we have three votes and we can vote for three players and right now he is my first choice on the list.”
The former Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Royals star, who won the Heisman in 1985, said he’d like to keep the award as close to Lee County as possible.
“If someone from Auburn can’t win the Heisman or if Auburn can’t win the national championship, I’d rather for it to stay in the state,” he said. “If we can do that, the state is doing good. It makes us look good… the rest of the country cannot deny that we produce champions.”
Jackson’s alma mater is just 6-5 this season, while Henry and the Crimson Tide are currently No. 2 in the country with a 10-1 record.
The Tide running back has rushed for 1,526 yards and 21 touchdowns with two games remaining (the Iron Bowl and, potentially, the SEC Championship Game) to pad his stats before voters cast their official ballots.