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)