Henry is one of 15 semifinalists for the award which recognizes college football’s player of the year
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama football team practiced for two hours in full pads Wednesday afternoon inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility to continue preparation for this week’s matchup with Charleston Southern.
The Crimson Tide will play host to the Buccaneers this Saturday with kickoff set for 3 p.m. CT inside Bryant-Denny Stadium. The game will serve as Alabama’s annual Senior Day, as the Tide closes out its 2015 home schedule. The SEC Network will carry the game live with Dave Neal, Matt Stinchcomb and Kayce Smith covering the action. Saturday’s matchup between Alabama and Charleston Southern will be the first in program history for the two teams.
Earlier in the day, junior running back Derrick Henry was selected as one of 15 “Players to Watch” for the 2015 Walter Camp Player of the Year Award. The Yulee, Fla., native currently leads the nation in rushing touchdowns (19) and ranks second overall in rushing yards (1,458). Henry has been at his best in the Crimson Tide’s six games against ranked opponents, compiling an FBS-leading 1,072 yards and 12 touchdowns. He has also recorded at least one rushing touchdown in 15 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the country and the longest streak by an SEC player in the last 20 seasons.
The Walter Camp Player of the Year Award is annually presented by the Walter Camp Football Foundation to the most outstanding player in the country. The Award is named after former Yale University athlete and football coach Walter Camp, considered by many to be the “Father of American Football.” A list of five finalists for the award will be announced Dec. 2, as voted on by the 129 FBS head coaches and sports information directors.