BR-2 Alabama running back Derrick Henry won the 81st Heisman Trophy on Saturday after a season in which he amassed an SEC-record 1,986 rushing yards and an SEC-record-tying 23 touchdowns. He beat out fellow finalists Christian McCaffrey of Stanford and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson.
He was the first running back to win the award since Alabama’s Mark Ingram took home the award for the Tide in 2009, and only the second Alabama player to ever win it, after the aforementioned Ingram. The last five have gone to quarterbacks.
Henry also earned the Maxwell Award, given to the top player in college football, and the Doak Walker Award for the top running back in the nation.
Check out the video above to see Henry’s family react to his Heisman win.
He’ll hope to add to his trophy case when he leads the Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff. Their first game will be New Years Eve at 5:00 PM against Michigan State.