Derrick Henry, 2012 High School Football America Player of the Year, wins Maxwell Club Award

Derrick HenryHigh School Football America's Jeff Fisher and Trish Hoffman present Derrick Henry with its Player of the Year Award in 2012.

I’d like to offer my personal congratulations to Alabama running back Derrick Henry on winning the Maxwell Football Club’s College Football Player of the Year Award Thursday night.  Henry becomes the Philadelphia club’s first player to win the organization’s National College Player of the Year Award and its High School Football Player of the Year Award.  Henry won the club’s high school award for the 2012 season.

Also in 2012, High School Football America honored Henry as its National Player of the Year after an outstanding career at Yulee High School in Florida where he broke the all-time national rushing record that stood 50-plus years.  He finished his high school career with 12,124 yards.

This past season, Henry broke Herschel Walker’s SEC rushing record with 1,986 yards.

High School Football America National Players of the Year
…presented in cooperation with the National High School Coaches Association

2014 – Kyler Murray, QB,  Allen HS (Texas)

2013 – Leonard Fournette, RB, St. Augustine (Louisiana)

2012 – Derrick Henry, RB, Yulee HS (Florida)

2011 – Johnathan Gray, RB, Aledo HS (Texas)

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.