Miss Gladys Henry raised her grandson on strong values.
Former Alabama running back and Heisman winner Derrick Henry will be in Washington D.C. this week, providing the closing prayer for a National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday.
News was announced and confirmed via Alabama Congressman Robert Aderholt via social media.
The event has been held annually since 1954, and President Barack Obama along with First Lady Michelle Obama traditionally attend the breakfast.
Henry chose to take on this endeavor at the nation’s captial, prior to training for the upcoming NFL Combine and Alabama’s pro day. He recorded a ground-breaking season in 2015, leading the nation in rushing with 2,219 yards and 28 scores on 395 carries. Henry became the first back in Southeastern Conference history to record 2,000 rushing yards in a season.