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Ex-Alabama running back Derrick Henry debuts in first “Heisman House” of 2016

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (No. 2) carries the ball against Oakland during preseason game: Kyle Terada - USA TODAY Sports

He feels very much at home as the latest member to Nissan’s “Heisman House.”

Former Alabama running back Derrick Henry made his debut in the heralded commercial, to kick off the 2016 college football season. He appears in the first scene, flying a toy helicopter into the house.

The commercial, which lasted 1:27, features Henry with Tim Tebow, Danny Wuerffel, Eddie George, Doug Flutie, Tim Brown, Mark Ingram, Marcus Mariota, Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart and others.

Henry became the 81st player to win the Heisman Memorial Trophy, after totaling 2,219 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns on 395 carries a season ago. He guided the Crimson Tide to a College Football Playoff national championship, and is now a member of the Tennessee Titans (NFL).

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

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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