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Alabama's Derrick Henry wins Doak Walker Award



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ATLANTA (AP) — Alabama's Derrick Henry has won the Doak Walker Award as the nation's top running back.

Henry helped Alabama earn a spot in the College Football Playoff. He rushed for 1,986 yards to break Herschel Walker's Southeastern Conference single-season record. He ran for 189 yards and was picked as MVP in Alabama's SEC championship game win over Florida.

The only other Alabama running back to win the award was Trent Richardson in 2011.

Henry was selected over LSU's Leonard Fournette and Stanford's Christian McCaffrey.

The award was presented on Thursday night, when Henry also was a finalist for the Maxwell Award as the college player of the year.

Melvin Gordon of Wisconsin was the 2014 winner.

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