Alabama Football plays Southern Miss at Bryant Denny Stadium
• Maxwell Award Semifinalist • Walter Camp Semifinalist • Candidate for the Heisman Trophy • Semifinalist for the Doak Walker Award • Candidate for first team All-America honors • Ranks second nationally in rushing yards (1,458) and fourth in yards per game average (145.8) • Leads the nation in rushing TDs with 19 • Leads the SEC in rushing during conference play with 166.1 ypg and 12 touchdowns • Averaging 178.7 yards per game against ranked teams with 12 touchdowns • Averaging 101.6 yards per game after contact (1,016 of his total rushing yards this season after contact) • Averages 137.2 rushing ypg against six opponents inside the nation’s top 40 rush defenses with 12 TDs • Scored a rushing touchdown in a schoolrecord 15 consecutive games, which is also the most in the SEC in the last 20 years • His 1,458 yards rushing ranks as the fourth best in a single season in school history — only 221 yards back of record-holder Trent Richardson • Has seven 100-yard rushing games in 2015 • Three games with over 200 yards rushing matches the school record (Bobby Humphrey, 1986) • Gained 210 yards and scored three TDs against LSU’s sixth-ranked rushing defense • Went for 147 yards and three TDs in the season opener vs. Wisconsin — the Badgers still rank fourth nationally in rush defense • FWAA National Offensive Player of the Week (9/7) • Maxwell Award Player of the Week (9/7) • Four-time SEC Offensive Player of the Week (Wisconsin, Georgia, Texas A&M, Mississippi State) • Seven-time Alabama Offensive Player of the Week • College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention (11/9, 11/16) • Seventh in career rushing at Alabama — 2,830 yards — and tied for sixth in rushing touchdowns (33)
JUNIOR (2015): In his first season as the team’s full-time starter at Alabama, Derrick Henry has firmly entrenched in the Heisman Trophy race as well as contention for the Maxwell, Walter Camp and Doak Walker Awards ... a leading candidate for first team All-America honors ... rushed for 1,458 yards to rank second nationally and is averaging 145.8 yards per game which is fourth in the country ... leads the SEC in rushing in conference games with a 166.1 yards per game average, including 12 touchdowns … averaging 178.7 yards per game against ranked teams (six games) and 137.2 yards per game against rushing defenses ranked in the top 40 nationally ... averaging 101.6 yards per game after contact ... leads the nation with 19 rushing touchdowns in 10 games as the starter ... has seven 100-yard rushing games this year and three 200-yard games, which matches Bobby Humphrey’s school record set in 1986 ... has netted at least 95 yards in nine of his 10 games this season ... set the school record with 11 consecutive games with a rushing touchdown and currently has 15 straight, which is the most in the SEC in the last 20 years ... caught nine passes for 69 yards ... accounted for a team-high 70 first downs rushes on 240 rushes ... averaging 6.1 yards per carry ... has 30 explosive rushes of 12 yards or more and 13 carries of 25 yards or more ... his 1,458 yards rushing ranks as the fourth most in a single season in school history while his 19 rushing touchdowns rank tied for second ... garnered SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors against the Badgers as well as FWAA and Maxwell Award National Player of the Week accolades ... four-time SEC Offensive Player of the Week (Wisconsin, Georgia, Texas A&M and Mississippi State) … named one of the UA coaching staff’s offensive players of the week for his efforts against Wisconsin, Middle Tennessee, Ole Miss, Georgia, Texas A&M, LSU and Mississippi State. Wisconsin: Rushed for a then-career-high 147 yards and three touchdowns on just 13 carries in the season opener ... his 11.3 yards per carry average was also a career high ... the scoring plays came on runs of 37, 56 and two yards ... also hauled in two catches for 12 yards to finish with 159 all-purpose yards ... teamed with Kenyan Drake to rush for a combined 224 yards and four touchdowns on the night. Middle Tennessee: Gained 96 yards on 18 carries in just over a half of action ... scored three rushing touchdowns for the second straight week and averaged 5.3 yards per carry. Ole Miss: Recorded his second 100-yard rushing game of the season with 127 yards on 23 carries and one touchdown ... caught five passes, a career high, for 51 yards, including two for first downs ... five of his rushes went for first downs. ULM: Rushed for 52 yards on 13 carries with one touchdown in limited action after missing several days of practice during the week due to illness ... gained three first downs. Georgia: Led the Crimson Tide rushing attack with a career-high 148 yards on a then-career-best 26 carries ... also broke off a 30-yard touchdown, his school-record tying 10th consecutive game with a rushing touchdown ... had four explosive rushes of 12 yards or more and four rushes that resulted in first downs. Arkansas: Rushed for 95 yards on a career-best 27 carries with one touchdown ... two rushes for 12 yards or more ... his touchdown set a new Alabama record for consecutive games with a rushing touchdown. Texas A&M: Had a new career high for rushing yards by the end of the first quarter on his way to 236 yards on 32 carries ... added two touchdowns and caught one pass for 18 yards ... had 10 first-down rushes and six explosive plays. Tennessee: Recorded his eighth game of at least 95 yards rushing and his fifth 100-yard effort with 143 yards on 28 carries and two touchdowns ... had 12 rushes that accounted for first downs and four rushes of 12 yards or more ... scored his 13th and 14th touchdowns of the season. LSU: Gashed the Tigers’ defense for 210 yards on the ground on a career-best 38 carries and three rushing touchdowns ... averaged 5.5 yards per carry against the nation’s No. 6 rushing defense entering the game ... carried 10 times (13-play drive) on the Tide’s final drive to run out the final 9:18 on the clock, accounting for 78 yards. Mississippi State: Cracked the 200-yard barrier for the second straight week and the third time this season with 204 yards on 22 carries and two touchdowns ... averaged 9.3 yards per carry and caught one pass … accounted for seven first downs rushing … had three explosive plays, including touchdown runs of 74 and 65 yards.
SOPHOMORE (2014): A dynamic running back with exceptional size and speed ... finished the year with 990 rushing yards on 172 carries ... averaged 5.8 yards per carry with 11 rushing touchdowns ... became the 54th player in school history to eclipse the 1,000-yard barrier with 1,372 career yards on 207 carries ... had five receptions for 133 yards and two receiving touchdowns ... played in all 14 games with two starts ... had 21 explosive rushes of 12 yards or more while converting 47 first downs, including four on third down ... three of his five receptions were explosive, taking screen passes 29, 41 and 52 yards, respectively ... Alabama Offensive Player of the Week after the Florida game. West Virginia: Recorded his second straight 100-yard rushing performance and third of his career with 113 yards on 17 carries against the Mountaineers ... averaged 6.6 yards per carry and scored one touchdown. FAU: Rushed five times for 23 yards against the Owls, helping Alabama total 190 yards on the ground. Southern Miss: Rushed 11 times for 73 yards ... had two rushes of 12 yards or more, including a long of 21 yards. Florida: Notched his second 100-yard rushing effort of the season going for 111 yards on 20 carries against the Gators ... converted three first downs and had two explosive plays ... long rush was 29 yards and added one rushing touchdown ... caught one screen pass and turned it into a 29-yard gain ... finished with 140 all-purpose yards. Ole Miss: Rushed 17 times for 37 yards ... converted two first downs. Arkansas: Carried the ball seven times for 25 yards with a long rush of eight yards ... converted one first down on the ground, coming on third down. Texas A&M: Rushed 10 times for 70 yards for a 7.0 yards per carry average ... long rush was 13 yards ... scored one touchdown on the ground and one in the air ... turned his only reception into a 43-yard touchdown ... finished with 111 all-purpose yards. Tennessee: Rushed 16 times for 70 yards and a touchdown ... had two explosive rushes with a long of 28 yards ... converted three first downs, including one on third down. LSU: Ran eight times for 24 yards ... carried twice for nine yards in overtime, including an eight-yard run on first down from the 15-yard line. Mississippi State: Ran for 36 yards on 11 carries with a long of nine yards ... scored his fifth rushing touchdown with a one-yard plunge in the second quarter. Western Carolina: Made his first career start and gained 92 yards rushing for a 7.7 yards per carry average ... scored three touchdowns with two rushing and one receiving on a nine-yard catch ... had three explosive rushes of 12 yards or more and six first-down rushes on 12 carries. Auburn: Only had five carries, but made the most of them with a 14.4 yards per carry average ... broke off a 49-yard run that set up a 25-yard touchdown run two plays later ... finished with 72 yards rushing. Missouri: Ran for a career-high 141 yards while matching his career-high with 20 carries, scoring twice ... broke free on three explosive runs of 12 yards or more, including a long of 45 yards where he was tackled at the one-yard line ... had seven first-down rushes. Ohio State: Rushed 13 times for 95 yards and one touchdown ... added two receptions for 54 yards, including a 52-yarder ... accounted for 149 all-purpose yards on 15 touches (9.9 yards per touch).
FRESHMAN (2013): A true freshman who saw action in 12 games ... totaled 382 rushing yards on 35 carries for a 10.9 yards per carry average ... rushed 10 times (28.6 percent) for 12 yards or more while converting 17 first downs ... took his one pass reception to the end zone for a 61-yard catch and run in the Sugar Bowl ... contributed three tackles on special teams ... registered two 100-yard game (111 vs. Arkansas and 100 vs. Oklahoma). Virginia Tech: Earned playing time in his first game at the Capstone ... carried the ball once. Colorado State: Gained four yards on one carry. Ole Miss: Broke loose for 18 yards on two carries, including a 12-yard run that moved the chains. Georgia State: Averaged 10.0 yards per carry for a season-best 50 yards ... had a long run of 17 yards. Kentucky: Gained 16 yards on three carries, with one 11-yard burst. Arkansas: Registered his first 100-yard rushing game, going for 111 yards on six carries against the Hogs ... broke loose for a season-long, 80-yard touchdown run ... converted two first downs and had two explosive plays (12-plus yards) ... also forced a fumble of the opening kickoff of the second half, as the Tide recovered and turned the possession into a touchdown. Tennessee: With the Tide backed inside the Volunteers' 5-yard line late in the game, he bounced a rush to the outside and gained 20 yards ... finished with 23 yards on three carries, while also playing on special teams. Chattanooga: Averaged 11 yards per carry, going for 66 yards on six totes ... scored one touchdown on a five-yard run in the second quarter ... long rush was 27 yards ... had two rushes of over 12 yards and converted three first downs. Auburn: Made one assisted tackle on special teams. Oklahoma: Served as the Crimson Tide's No. 2 running back in the game and rushed for a game-high 100 yards on eight carries ... rushed for one touchdown on a 43-yard burst and turned the first reception of his career into a 61-yard touchdown ... totaled 161 all-purpose yards against the Sooners and also made a tackle on special teams ... averaged 12.5 yard per rush and 17.9 yards per touch.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A five-star prospect that is listed as the nation's No. 1 athlete and No. 4 running back prospect ... member of the 2012 All-USA Football Team, chosen by USA Today ... 2012 Maxwell Football Club National High School Player of the Year ... broke Ken Hall's 51-year-old national high school rushing record with 12,124 yards after rushing for 4,261 yards as a senior in 2012 ... Parade Magazine All-American and the publication's National Player of the Year ... played for the East squad in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, rushing for 53 yards with a touchdown and a two-point conversion ... MaxPreps National Player of the Year and first-team All-American ... finished his high school career with 153 rushing touchdowns, which ranks fifth all time, including 55 in 2012 ... arrived at Alabama as an early enrollee in January of 2013 ... five-star prospect by ESPN, 247sports and Scout.com ... No. 9 in the ESPN150 and the outlets No. 1 athlete ... ranks sixth by ESPN in Florida and eighth in the southeast region ... the No. 3 player in Florida by 247Sports and the No. 1 athlete nationally while ranking 12th in its Top247 ... the No. 4 athlete by Rivals.com and the No. 70 player in the Rivals100 ... MaxPrep's (Tom Lemming) No. 2 running back and No. 13 player nationally ... Sporting News' No. 2-ranked running back and No. 5 player overall ... PrepStar All-American and member of the PrepStar Dream Team ... set the Florida high school record with a 510-yard performance against Jacksonville Jackson and averaged 9.2 yards per carry and 327.8 yards per game as a senior ... 2012 first-team All-State selection by the Associated Press and was the Player of the Year on the All-First Coast team ... named the 2012 Columbus (Ohio) Touchdown Club National High School Player of the Year ... rushed for 2,610 yards and 34 scores as a junior in 2011 to earn first-team All-Coast honors from the Florida Times-Union ... also a first-team All-Coast running back in 2010 after rushing for 2,788 yards and 38 touchdowns while averaging 8.9 yards per attempt ... went for 2,465 yards and 26 scores as a freshman in 2009 ... coached by Bobby Ramsay at Yulee High School ... chose the Crimson Tide over a myriad of schools, including Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Clemson, Miami, Notre Dame, Southern California and Florida State.