At 6-foot-4, Alabama Crimson Tide running back Derrick Henry is already big for his position. He weighed 236 pounds last year, and he’ll be even bigger this season as he currently weighs in at a Mack Truck-like 244 pounds. Matt Zenitz of AL.com and Kelvin Reynolds of Fox6 News in Birmingham reported on Henry’s offseason conditioning.
Tide RB Derrick Henry says he's worked extremely hard this off season. pic.twitter.com/CTg8tyzIzE
— Kelvin Reynolds (@Fox6Kelvin) August 7, 2015
Derrick Henry said his weight is up to 244
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) August 7, 2015
And all of the other SEC teams’ defenses collectively went, “Uh-oh…”
Even though he was eight pounds lighter last season, Henry still had an excellent season. He rushed for 990 yards and 11 touchdowns on just 172 carries in 2014 while also chipping in five receptions for 133 yards and a touchdown. Now that he has more weight on him, he’ll be borderline impossible to stop and a Heisman-quality season could be on tap for the junior.
Alabama opens the season against Wisconsin at Dallas’ AT&T Stadium.
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