football-fbs flag

Joe Boozell | NCAA.com | December 12, 2015

Watch: Derrick Henry Heisman Trophy speech

  Derrick Henry is the first Alabama player to win the Heisman Trophy since 2009.

Alabama running back Derrick Henry is the 2015 Heisman Trophy winner. It was certainly well deserved, as the bruising Crimson Tide runner has totaled 1,986 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns this season.

And believe it or not, his Heisman acceptance speech was almost as great as his play on the field.

A few highlights: at around the 4:15 mark, Henry begins talking about Nick Saban, and he gets a bit emotional in describing his love for one of his greatest mentors.

Another memorable moment that came at the end of the speech was when Henry honored former Alabama running back Altee Tenpenny, who passed away earlier this season in a car crash.

See Henry’s full Heisman acceptance speech below.

Henry is a class act and a welcome addition to the Heisman Trophy brotherhood.

MORE: How close did Christian McCaffrey come to winning the Heisman?

Alabama vs. Duke: All-time series history, scores, notable games

Alabama and Duke will meet in Atlanta to kick off the 2019 college football season Saturday, Aug. 31. The Crimson Tide lead the all-time head-to-head series 2-1.
READ MORE

Tua Tagovailoa and Jake Fromm lead SEC stacked with veteran quarterbacks

Despite the large amount of veteran and grad-transfer quarterbacks, Tagovailoa and Fromm are still at the top of the list in the SEC.
READ MORE

Wisconsin and Alabama football set to clash in 2024 and 2025

Alabama will visit historic Camp Randall Stadium on Sept. 14, 2024, with Wisconsin traveling to Tuscaloosa and Bryant-Denny Stadium on Sept. 13, 2025, for a home-and-home between two FBS powerhouse programs.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners