Heisman Trophy leader awarded after parsimonious race

Heisman Watch: Closest Race in Years

NEW YORK (AP) — Derrick Henry bulldozed defenses while carrying Alabama’s offense this season, and afterwards walked divided with a Heisman Trophy.

The Crimson Tide’s super-sized tailback won college football’s many famous actor of a year endowment Saturday night, apropos only a third using behind to take a Heisman in a final 16 years.

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The 6-foot-3, 242-pound Henry is a second Alabama actor to win a Heisman, fasten 2009 leader Mark Ingram. Since Ingram won a award, it had left to 5 true quarterbacks.

Stanford’s do-it-all using behind Christian McCaffrey was a runner-up, creation it 4 second-place finishes for Cardinal players in 7 seasons.

Deshaun Watson, quarterback of No. 1 Clemson, finished third.

It was a closest Heisman voting given Ingram won by a slimmest domain ever, though still a gentle feat for Henry. He perceived 1,832 points, 293 some-more than McCaffrey (1,539). Watson perceived a third-most points for a third-place finisher with 1,165.

Henry pennyless a Southeastern Conference record with 1,986 yards rushing – hold by 1982 Heisman leader Herschel Walker – and matched a joining symbol with 23 touchdowns, heading No. 2 Alabama to a College Football Playoff.