Derrick Henry and the Alabama Crimson Tide took care of business in a big way against the No. 20 ranked Wisconsin Badgers this past weekend in their 2015 season opener. The star running back was a big reason for their success and he was rewarded for the big week that he had.
Henry was named AutoNation National Offensive Player of the Week for his performance and his potential is through the roof moving forward this season.
During their game against Wisconsin, Henry carried the football just 13 times for 147 yards and three touchdowns. He was unstoppable for the Badgers’ defense and wanted the game much more than any other player on the field.
At 6-foot-3 and 242 pounds, Henry is one of the most physically intimidating running backs in the country. No defensive player wants to get in his way when he gets rolling at top speed in the open field and even fewer are capable of actually bringing him down if they tried.
Henry’s physical ability is going to translate very nicely to the NFL level and he is auditioning for a chance at the 2016 NFL Draft.
Alabama couldn’t be happier with the ground game that they will have throughout the course of the 2015 season.
It will be interesting to see whether Henry can continue his dominant play throughout the duration of the year. If it can continue, he could be considered one of the front-runners for the Heisman Trophy.
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