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Former Alabama running back Derrick Henry inducted to Nissan’s “Heisman House”

Former Alabama running back Derrick Henry holding the 2015 Heisman Trophy with coach Nick Saban: D.A. Graham- TDAL Magazine

After capturing the 81st Heisman Memorial Trophy in 2015, running back Derrick Henry was inducted into one of college football newest labels on Friday, Nissan’s “Heisman House.”

His output of 2,219 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns on 395 carries during the 2015 season was enough to earn him the trophy, the induction and the keys to a 2016 Nissan Titan.

The Nissan Heisman House, which enters its sixth year in the fall, is a television campaign that runs during college football season. It pays homage to 15 previous winners by running a 15 to 45 second commercial of everyday activities that occur within the house. Eddie George, Earl Campbell, Desmond Howard, Robert Griffin III and Marcus Mariota are some names that have been cast on the show. Henry earned multiple individual honors in his junior year at Alabama, including a unanimous All-American selection, first team All-SEC and SEC Offensive Player of the Year.

Coach Mike Mularkey and the Tennessee Titans selected the 6-foot-3, 247-pound back in the second round (45th overall pick) of the 2016 NFL Draft. The combination of Henry, DeMarco Murray and Mariota is expected to be special in the music capital of the world.

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

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