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Alabama RB Kenyan Drake to contribute in Cotton Bowl

Cedric Mason- Touchdown Alabama Magazine

No one has taken full advantage of this season quite like Alabama running back Derrick Henry has. The junior has been dominant all year, but especially in the team’s last five games. He leads the nation in rushing, totaling 1,986 yards with 23 touchdowns. Henry earned Maxwell, Doak Walker and Walter Camp national honors, while becoming Alabama’s second Heisman Trophy winner in school history.

Regardless of Henry’s success, the Crimson Tide does have another ball carrier and one who would like to finish his career with a bang, senior tailback Kenyan Drake.

He fractured his right arm against Mississippi State, yet Drake’s recovery time has been smooth. The Powder Springs, Georgia native participated in all seven days of bowl prep, and per Matt Zenitz of, Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban said “Drake hasn’t had any problems with his arm.” He expects Drake to contribute in the Cotton Bowl. Drake chimes in with 906 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns. 

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama MagazineYou can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @ESPN_Future.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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