SPORTS HISTORY IN BLACK: Alabama’s Derrick Henry leads Crimson Tide to national championship

There have been some incredible running backs in college football. The University of Pittsburgh’s Tony Dorsett comes to mind along with Ohio State’s Eddie George. But there was one running back in college football who was not like the others and his name is Derrick Henry.

Alabama running back Derrick Henry (2) greets Wisconsin players after an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. Henry rushed for 147 yards with three touchdowns and No. 3 Alabama ran away with a 35-17 victory over No. 20 Wisconsin in the season opener for both teams. Photo credit: LM Otero, The Associated Press

He waited his time at the University of Alabama, but when he got installed as the starter and officially took over as the starter in 2015, Henry took over college football.

Henry rushed for 2,219 yards and 28 touchdowns his junior season, leading Alabama to win the 2016 College Football National Championship game against Clemson University on Jan. 11, 2016. And in his last collegiate game, Henry ran for 158 yards and three touchdowns on 36 carries as Alabama would win the National Championship 45-40 — a fitting end to a storied season for Henry and the Crimson Tide.

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