Crimson Tide Running Back Derrick Henry Wins Heisman Trophy Award

Alabama Crimson Tide running back Derrick Henry captured the 81st Heisman Trophy over Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey and Clemson quarterback DeShaun Watson in a tight vote for the award.

Alabama Crimson Tide running back Derrick Henry captured the 81st Heisman Trophy over Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey and Clemson quarterback DeShaun Watson in a tight vote for the award. 

Henry humbly accepted the award, and thanked everyone who had a hand in his success, from family to coaches, and school faculty. 

“You got God on your side, anything is possible,” Henry said. “I had dreams and aspirations to win this trophy one day. I didn’t think it would happen. … To have this trophy is a blessing and an honor. It’s just everything. God is so good, man. My teammates and my coaches, I can’t thank them enough.”

The Tide running back was a deserving winner, after breaking the SEC conference record set by Herschel Walker with 1,986 rushing yards. He also tied the SEC record for rushing TD’s (23), while becoming the first running back to earn the Heisman since fellow Tide alumnus Mark Ingram in 2009. 

Here are the total list of votes:

1. Derrick Henry: 1,832

2. Christian McCaffrey: 1,539

3. Deshaun Watson: 1,165

4. Baker Mayfield 334

5. Keenan Reynolds 180 

6. Leonard Fournette 110

7. Dalvin Cook 79

8. Ezekiel Elliott 57

9. Connor Cook 13

9. Trevone Boykin 13