Alabama RB Derrick Henry breaks SEC single-season rushing record

Alabama running back Derrick Henry broke Herschel Walker’s single-season SEC rushing record Saturday.
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Alabama running back Derrick Henry broke the SEC record for rushing yards in a single season Saturday.

Henry set the mark with a seven-yard run in the third quarter, moving him ahead of the previous record of 1,891 yards set by Herschel Walker in 1981. Henry needed 94 yards to surpass Walker entering Saturday—he finished with 189 on 44 carries.

In the Crimson Tide’s last game, Henry set the school records for single-season rushing and touchdowns in a season. Saturday, he also tied the conference record for rushing touchdowns in a season with his 23rd score on the ground. 

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