Alabama running back Derrick Henry certainly makes the most of his opportunities. Saturday night, Henry, one of the most feared tailbacks in the country, was given just 13 carries against Wisconsin in the team's opener. The result? Henry rushed for 147 yards (despite what the graphic reads below) and three touchdowns, including a 56-yard score in the second half. For his efforts, he was named the SEC's Offensive Player of the Week.
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Henry averaged a ridiculous 11.3 yards per touch, helping Alabama take care of Big Ten power Wisconsin, 35-17. It looks like it could be a special year for him in Tuscaloosa.