Kenyan Drake- RB Alabama

6-1, 210, (O) 4.45!  

4.21 SS! 7.04 3-C,  

31 3/4" Arms, 10 Reps,

 10'3" Broad! 34.5" Vert,

Jack Of All Trades.

By TOM

Drake is a speed runner, meaning he can be a little straight linish when he's really moving. That's why he hops up sometimes instead of sinking and shifting when sprinting outside. But when he gets outside and turns the corner he is something to see. He is always better at full speed when he can turn the run into a kick return. He has some shifty cuts when he sees guys diving at his feet. He can make two quick changes of directions to get through trash and blockers when heading outside. He was mostly overlooked behind Henry last year, but is a solid receiver and scored on a 95-yard kick return in the Championship game.

While Henry is the guy who is in on runs downs, Drake was in on almost every other down. He played on 4th down. He was the 3rd down back, who would  motion out of the backfield to the X-receiver spot When they went Empty. "Kenyan Drake is a unique style player," Saban said. "He's kind of a specialty guy who is a great receiver, especially as a mismatch guy out of the backfield, but he can also go out and run routes like a receiver. And he does have some potential as a running back, which is his natural position, especially on any kind of space plays. This is a guy that some people are going to covet, especially in style of play that you have right now. Bill Belichick and I were talking last night about 60-65 percent passing in the NFL right now. Well, that's certainly a guy you could feature in an offense like that." He had a great season as a jack of all trades back in 2015, and helped Alabama win a Championship:

SENIOR (2015): An explosive option at running back who gave the Crimson Tide a variety of options in both the running and passing game ... rushed for 408 yards on 77 carries for a 5.3 yards per carry average while catching 29 passes for 276 yards and a score ... found the end zone three times with one rushing, one receiving and one kickoff return touchdown ... returned a team-leading 19 kickoffs for 505 yards with a long of 95 in the CFP National Championship Game ... notched eight explosive rushes of 12 yards or more with one going for a touchdown ... notched 19 first downs rushing and nine first downs receiving ... collected Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll recognition following the season opener with Wisconsin ... named one of the Alabama coaching staff’s offensive players of the week for his efforts against Middle Tennessee, ULM, Arkansas and LSU ... also named one of the UA coaching staff’s special teams players of the week after Mississippi State

He is such a good speed runner. That is why he is so good on kick returns. "I think he has a great future because he’s sort of a specialty back," Saban said. "He's a great receiver. [He] would be a great 3rd-down back. He can play receiver or play running back. He's a very good special teams player. Everybody’s looking for guys like Kenyan Drake." When he can turn the corner outside, he always looks the best in the run game. When he turns the corner on sweeps and tosses, and turns the run into a kick return, that's when he picks up huge chunks of yards.

While not a true feature back in college, he did garner 2,589 all-purpose yards. "Anybody in my situation would feel that way, just because the best is yet to come," Drake said. "When you get to the NFL, you might continue to become a better player. Anybody in our situation on this field would feel like we want to continue to get better as we continue to progress to the NFL." He had consistent production when put in games in his jack of all trades role all season long:

2015 Game By Game: Wisconsin: Returned filling multiple roles in his first game since suffering a broken leg a season ago ... put together 77 yards on 10 rushes with one touchdown while adding two catches for 48 yards and two kick returns for 28 yards ... recorded a long rush of 43 yards on a scamper to the end zone, creating his own opportunity by spinning out and rushing to paydirt on a play that looked stopped in the backfield ... teamed with Derrick Henry to rush for a combined 224 yards and four touchdowns on the night. Middle Tennessee: Hauled in a career-best 91 yards receiving on a career-high five receptions, including a 69-yard play that broke the game open ... averaged 6.7 yards per rush on six carries and returned three kickoffs for 71 yards with a career-long of 40 yards. Ole Miss: Put together 33 yards on 11 carries at running back ... also added three kick returns for 71 yards, including a long of 29 yards. ULM: Rushed 10 times for 65 yards with a long of 15. Georgia: Rushed six times for 12 yards while adding one catch for two yards ... helped provide mismatches for an Alabama offense that finished with 379 yards and 38 points. Arkansas: Was a threat in both the passing and rushing games with the Tide offense taking advantage of his versatility ... caught a career-high tying five passes for 37 yards to go with his 29 yards rushing on seven carries. Texas A&M: Rushed five times for 11 yards and hauled in two passes for no gain before exiting the game with a leg injury. Tennessee: Rushed three times for 10 yards while recording one reception for three yards ... also returned to kick returner duties, bringing back two for 62 yards with a long of 33. LSU: Had arguably his best game this season, collecting 163 all-purpose yards against the Tigers ... rushed 10 times for 68 yards while adding 40 yards on three receptions ... three of his rushes were explosive with a long of 24 yards ... also returned three kickoffs for 55 yards ... notched six of the Tide’s 28 first downs with four by way of the ground and two through the air. Mississippi State: Recorded two receptions for 13 yards in shortened action ... added one tackle on kickoff coverage, taking down the Bulldog returner at 15-yard line but had to exit after suffering a broken arm on the play. Florida: Saw his first game action since suffering an arm injury in the Mississippi State game ... made an impact in the receiving, rushing and kick return games ... rushed four times for 14 yards while hauling in three passes for 16 yards ... also returned a kickoff for 22 yards against the Gators. Michigan State: Made his second consecutive start after coming back from injury ... rushed four times for 60 yards while catching three passes for five yards ... had a long rush of 58 yards to move Alabama into scoring position, with Derrick Henry finishing off the touchdown drive on an 11-yard rush to move the Tide in front, 38-0. Clemson: His electric 95-yard kick return for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter proved to be the difference in the Crimson Tide’s 45-40 win ... also caught two passes for 21 yards and a first down, while rushing once for one yard.

He knows he has to continue to get better to play in the NFL. "Anybody in my situation would feel that way just because the best is yet to come," Drake said. "When you get to the NFL, you might continue to become a better player. Anybody in our situation on this field would feel like we want to continue to get better as we continue to progress to the NFL." If he stays healthy, he has a very good chance to be a better Pro than college player.

When he has time he is a great blocker picking up the blitz. "I’m just continuing to show my versatility, my playmaking ability, my durability, toughness," Drake said. "Just a lot of things that go along with being a running back in the NFL. And just my ability to overcome adversity and grow as a man throughout the college experience." He gets low and uses excellent technique to stone the rusher.

He will struggle sometimes when he is not in balance when blocking. "You gotta continue to pass block on a consistent basis," Drake said at the Senior Bowl. "Personally, I didn’t think I had a good performance in pass blocking , but as long as I continue to progress throughout the week, I feel like I can show that I can improve in that aspect and continue into the Combine and Pro Day and the Draft." He showed enough during the season to Draft in Day Two.

Drake is used a ton of different ways. As just a slam-into-the-line RB, he is not Draftable. But when you put the totality of all he does together, he is going to be awfully attractive in the 3rd or 4th Round. "Just my hard work and dedication to be out on this field with a bunch of great competitors," Drake said was his best trait. "I just wanna go out here and prove that I’m worthy to be on the same field as them and just continue to get better every day." Henry runs almost exclusively between the tackles. They use Drake in just about every other role. They run him off tackle, spread him out wide, and he is a special teams maven.

Runs with nice power. He has some shiftiness as well. "He’s got a quick twitch," his teammate Reggie Ragland said. "Smart guy and he knows when to cut up. He can be fast and physical out on the field. Going up against a player like that, he’s made me a better player. The first couple of years he made me look funny out there, but after a while it made me breakdown and be more patient as a tackler." He hits the hole fast, and has some shimmy in his shoulders. Runs with nice speed. He is suppose to be a 4.4 guy. 

His main negative is that he has had two major injuries that lead to two surgeries. "There's a lot of ups and downs in my career early-on that helped me become the person I am today and the player that I wanted to be," Drake said. "I thank him [Saban] for sticking by me every step of the way. To eventually me making a play that I hope to remember for the rest of my life." He really only has two seasons where he was a full time contributor.

He broke his ankle as bad as you possibly can. "It’s a very important aspect of just being an athlete in general, overcoming injuries because injuries are a part of the game," Drake said. "Showing toughness is one thing, but showing the ability to come back from a major injury is a whole different thing. And I’ve had two, one recently. So I’m just looking forward to going out on the field completely healthy and proving what I can this week." He tore ligaments when he broke his ankle and required surgery as a junior in 2014:

JUNIOR (2014): A regular in the Alabama rotation at running back before breaking his left leg at Ole Miss in the fifth game of the 2014 season ... elusive with explosive speed that excels in third-down situations and catching the ball out of the backfield ... had 22 carries on the season for 112 yards and a 5.1 yards per carry average ... had four rushing touchdowns and six total scores ... caught five passes for 159 yards, averaging 31.8 yards per catch with two receiving touchdowns before his injury ... had two explosive rushes of 12 yards or more and two explosive receptions of 16 yards or more ... converted 11 first downs, six rushing and five receiving ... named the Special Teams Player of the Week following the Southern Miss game. West Virginia: Rushed three times for seven yards in the season opener against the Mountaineers. FAU: Carried the ball six times for 31 yards and one score ... hauled in two catches for 53 yards with a 39-yard catch-and-run touchdown. Southern Miss: Recorded a career-high three rushing scores ... averaged 6.6 yards per rush, carrying the ball nine times for 59 yards ... caught one pass for nine yards. Florida: Caught a career-long 87-yard touchdown on the Tide's first play from scrimmage ... rushed four times for 15 yards with one first down ... finished with 102 all-purpose yards. Ole Miss: Broke his lower left leg on his only catch of the game, a 10-yard gain for a first down.

Because of his two tragic injuries, he has not had a ton of carries. If he can stay healthy there should still be a ton of trend left on his tires. His highest work load at Alabama was 92 carries in 2013: SOPHOMORE (2013): Developed into a play-making threat at running back ... played in 11 games with one start, while rushing for 694 yards on 92 carries (7.5 ypc) with eight touchdowns ... added 12 receptions for 135 yards (11.2 ypc) ... 14th in the SEC at 57.8 rushing yards per game ... converted 37 first downs on the ground and seven through the air ... had 15 explosive rushes of 12 yards or more, plus four explosive receptions of 15-yards or more ... averaged 71.8 rushing yards per game in SEC action ... blocked a punt and made four tackles on kickoff coverage. Texas A&M: Rushed for 50 yards off the bench against the No. 6 Aggies, on seven carries ... added one reception for two yards. Colorado State: Blocked a punt that was returned by Dillon Lee for a touchdown ... caught one pass for 22 yards and a first down while scoring his first rushing touchdown of the season on a three-yard burst up the middle ... earned Special Teams Player of the Week honors from the coaching staff. Ole Miss: Recorded career highs in rushing yards (99) and carries (12) ... exploded for a 50-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Georgia State: Carried the ball five times for 40 yards, with a long of 22 ... also caught a pass for a 23-yard touchdown. Kentucky: Registered his first 100-yard rushing game with 106 yards on 14 carries (7.6 ypc) ... added a pair of one-yard touchdown runs ... made three receptions out of the backfield for 44 yards, with a long of 24 to finish with 150 all-purpose yards. Arkansas: Went for over 100 yards rushing for the second straight week, with 104 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries (13.0 yards per carry) ... scored from 46 yards on an electric run, diving over from one-yard out ... also caught one pass for 11 yards ... had five explosive rushes of 12 yards or more and converted four first downs ... named an Alabama Offensive Player of the Week by the coaching staff. Tennessee: Rushed for a game-high 89 yards on 14 carries and caught one pass for 15 ... converted six first downs rushing and one receiving, as Alabama put up 45 points on the Volunteers. LSU: Rushed 10 times for 65 yards ... averaged 6.5 yards per carry and added one reception for 10 yards ... four of his rushes converted first downs. Mississippi State: Rushed four times for 28 yards, with a long of 21 ... caught two passes for nine yards and made one solo tackle on special teams. Chattanooga: Started his first career game and rushed for 77 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries ... averaged 7.0 yards per carry ... converted five first downs and had three explosive runs of 12 yards or more, including a 13-yard touchdown scamper. Auburn: Rushed four times for 33 yards with a long burst of 11 yards ... also recorded one solo tackle on special teams.

Additional Notes:

Clemson: He has some great herky-jerky moves when he is trying to get outside. Great explosion and burst with the ball in his hands. He makes guys miss going outside with quick little bursts that change his direction. He is always running with a shimmy in his shoulders, like he is constantly changing direction. He has the speed to reach the corner. Very nice hands coming out of the backfield. He is a great kick returner, that put Clemson in a hole in the Champ game that they were never able to recover from. Lane Kiffin likes to compare him to Reggie Bush, but he is bigger than Bush. Kiffin coached Bush at USC, and coached Drake at Alabama. 

GeorgiaHe has more quickness than I thought. Terrific back up runningback who struggles to stay healthy, but when he is on the field he looks like an NFL RB. He will line up in the slot and run patterns like a WR. He is a versatile threat. He will go in the slot when Henry is in so they can get him on the field. He is a great compliment to Henry. He has much more flash and dash running inside, and a lot more tread on his tires. He runs high and fast, and doesn't change direction well in the open field at full speed, but if you give him a line he is as fast as any RB this year.

Tennessee: He can really be dynamic with the ball in his hands. He can be a great 3rd down back in the NFL with excellent size. He has a history of injury that has to be checked, but he sure is something with the open field with the ball in his hands. When he is healthy he has great speed to the outside. He has some size to bang inside. He has some nice acceleration and explosion on kick returns. Great agility when he gets hit changing direction, and can really hold his feet. He has averaged over 5 yards per carry at Alabama so far in his career. He has had some fumbling issues over his career, but not so far this season. 

Auburn: Looks like he broke his rib against Miss ST. He wins out in space by using his blockers and speed and not necessarily his quickness. He is a burst and speed runner who does a great job setting up his blockers and cutting behind them.

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Drake and Kelly Vs Wisconsin:

You can see here they like to use Drake in a ton of different roles. Including as the outside runner. Henry runs almost exclusively between the tackles. Drake fills just about every other role. They run off tackle here, from a stacked up Singleback. He just gets tripped up from behind. You can see Kelly making the checks and calls. I love this block by Kelly. He bursts off the snap into the NT. Then the OLG slams into Kelly on the double team, and knocks him sideways and almost off his block. But watch how he holds onto the block by keeping one hand in the NT's chest and continues pushing him into an awkward position (:01). This is interesting. Drake shifts outside and lines up all the way outside like a split end when Alabama goes Empty (:11). Kelly hits Coker right in the hands. Then watch him shift to the right inside. He easily takes out the blitzer. But then watch him slide off, and get outside. He makes the jab block that allows the WR to pick up the first down.

They run on a smash. Watch Drake's quick feet as he heads to t he line. He is so shifty. He moves his shoulders like he is going inside and then bounces it outside with enough lateral burst to make the LB miss. Then he heads up field. I love how he runs with that herky jerky motion. He sees the guy coming from the inside. But he gets the 1st down first, and then tries to get outside the WRs block to reach the sideline (:26). Kelly is so quick to the second level to get the ILB. Watch how fast he gets out there. He actually gets out there too fast, and over runs the ILB. But he is able to stop and get his hands on him just long enough so that he can't get in on the play (:40). He makes one guy miss as he break outside. You can see that the defense knows that when Drake is in, he is running outside. They have seven guys out in the flat by the time he is tackled.

Oops, play action into blitz pick up and Drake misses the block. That is not good. Kelly tries to power into the D-end like he is run blocking. and then all the blockers just kind of stop. They clearly were expecting the ball to be gone off the play action (1:01). Kelly double teams the NT back with the ORG, and turns it into a fist fight in the middle of the maelstrom (1:16). Drake bolts to the line. Look at the nice ball security. He cuts to the left a little, and then lowers his head and slams into the pile. That is a nice run for the big 3rd down back. Everyone seems to forget that he is 210 pounds. He looks small next to Henry, but he is not a small 3rd down back.

Kelly gets off the line with some aggression on the play action. Then holds his position nicely as the run block turns into pass pro (1:22). Kelly jams the NT, and lets him slide off on the screen. But it is a little too cute, and NT reads the screen. Drakes gets stuck in traffic, and Coker has to throw it too early because of the blitzer (1:32). They give it to Drake on a zone run. He acts like he is heading outside. Then he cuts up field behind the OLG, and he gets killed (1:40). Kelly and the OLT double team the NT and destroy him.

Kelly, Drake, and the OLG set up the screen nicely. This is were you want to see some of Drakes dynamic speed. He finally has room to use it. He turns and sees the OLG turned sideways with his butt to the sideline, and no one behind him. He doesn't play, or fake, or waste any herky-jerky motion. He just takes off to the sideline behind the OLG Then watch the patience as he slows to set up the WR's block with a defender getting close to him. He sneaks past #5, slows, and cuts back behind #3's block. Fakes inside to freeze the CB for a split second. He picks up the 1st down, and runs over the CB. He finally gets knocked out of bounds after he pick up a 2nd and 22. That was a great run by Drake (1:48). You get a nice look at Kelly over running the DB on the second level, but he slams on the brakes and holds him up just enough to let Drake get away (2:02). When you give Drake some space, and he can turn it into a kick return, he is just a beast.

You get a great look at Kelly picking up the blitzer. Okay, here we go! Here is Drake blocking off the play action. He does a great job getting low and wide so the blitzer has to get through him. Then gives him a nice two handed jam up. That was a great block by Drake (2:12). Kelly is so smooth moving backwards. Then his hands start flashing out and things get rough. I think he is an NFL pass protector already (2:20). I love this play by Drake. Watch him get the outside shoulder of the linebacker on the out and up. He is open for a split second, but Coker goes to the underneath guy. Watch Drake in the endzone after #8 catches the ball. Watch the block in the endzone that allows #8 to skip into the endzone untouched. That is a great block by Drake, and great team work.

Just watch Kelly turn and smash into the DT. He pops him back a yard, right off first contact. Then it turns into a rugby scrum. Meanwhile, Drake bursts outside and makes the D-end miss with his speed. He fakes inside, and then watch the hop outside. He makes the defender fall to the ground. But the defender is just able to reach up and grab his feet. But Drake rips his feet out and dives for three (2:44). It's another underneath Draw, with three defenders in the backfield again. Watch the burst once the ball is in his gut as he flies past the three stogies. Then the speed outside. He tries to bend around the DB just past the Flat, but can't juke him. He sometimes runs too fast to juke guys (2:59). Kelly is so good at combo blocking. He is the best OC in this Draft with the Combo block. Watch the power as he slams into the 5-tech, and knocks him into the ORG's block. Then he is instantly into the ILB, and punching him backwards.

Drake goes in motion and takes the jet sweep. He splits the blockers, and then follows #2. He uses some quickness and explosion to make a guy miss, which is nice. Anytime he makes a guy miss with quickness it is a bonus. Then he turns the corner, and it is a kick return, where h is speed is always at its best. Watch how quickly Kelly bursts off the snap, and gets into position to seal the ILB. He really has some great movement skills getting to the second level (3:09). They run the jet sweep again. It is well block enough for Drake to get to full speed. He can use his feet a little at full speed, and you can see the two quick shifty cuts. But he can't do much m ore at full speed. But they block the edge well. He uses his great speed to get to the edge, and turns the corner. Then he runs out of room on the sideline. You can see on the replay how he struggles to turn that corner at full speed a little.

You get another great look of Drake blocking in pass pro. He takes the fake hand off, and then jams the rusher right in the gut with his shoulder pad. Kelly shuffles nicely to the left. Then grabs the rusher, and the rush is done (3:56). When he is not sprinting at full speed, he can show some great lateral burst sometimes. Watch this wiggle, and then burst outside. He breaks #48's ankle. Then he can just turn on the speed. You get a great look at Kelly just overwhelming the DT. He knocks him four yards backwards (4:03). You get a great look at the wiggle and the straight arm that set him free outside (4:14). You also get a nice look at the DT getting twisted back by Kelly.

Drake does a good job running with his eyes. He breaks inside, and sees the ORG pulling to the right. Watch this nice cut inside to follow the ORG. That is an NFL run right there. He also shows some power getting extra yards through three guys. I love this block by Kelly. Watch him turn, slide, and push the NT into the ORG. Then he shuffles to the second level and seals the ILB inside (4:31). Holy crap! Talk about running into a wall, LOL. That was the toughest yard he ever gained (4:41). Kelly slams into the NT, and zone blocks him to the right. See how he keeps him moving down the line with his inside hand (4:48). Drakes runs a great play action fake that fooled me. I thought he had the ball in his hands slashing through the line.

I still say he is an excellent receiver coming out of the backfield. Watch him slip out of the backfield and get the outside shoulder of the linebacker. Coker throws the back shoulder fade. Watch this great adjustment to the ball. He couldn't bring it in, but that was one hell of a reaction to t he ball in the air. Kelly doesn't have anyone rush his lane. So he turns and pancakes the NT (5:01). I like how Kelly hunts down the linebacker on the second level and pushes him further away from the play. Watch this great run by Drake. He rams up the middle on the Draw with both hands on the ball. He gets popped back by the D-linemen. Watch the great balance as he hops back, turns, and takes off like a rocket outside, and he is gone (5:08). You get a great look at the great escape from Drake here. He has two guy grabbing him, and twist and turns, and hops himself out of the tackle (5:54). Then it is just speed. He is always at his best when he can just use his speed. 

Drake and Kelly Vs Wisconsin:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR5wo2xfFQU

 

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Drake's Official Bio:

SENIOR (2015): An explosive option at running back who gave the Crimson Tide a variety of options in both the running and passing game ... rushed for 408 yards on 77 carries for a 5.3 yards per carry average while catching 29 passes for 276 yards and a score ... found the end zone three times with one rushing, one receiving and one kickoff return touchdown ... returned a team-leading 19 kickoffs for 505 yards with a long of 95 in the CFP National Championship Game ... notched eight explosive rushes of 12 yards or more with one going for a touchdown ... notched 19 first downs rushing and nine first downs receiving ... collected Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll recognition following the season opener with Wisconsin ... named one of the Alabama coaching staff’s offensive players of the week for his efforts against Middle Tennessee, ULM, Arkansas and LSU ... also named one of the UA coaching staff’s special teams players of the week after Mississippi State. Wisconsin: Returned filling multiple roles in his first game since suffering a broken leg a season ago ... put together 77 yards on 10 rushes with one touchdown while adding two catches for 48 yards and two kick returns for 28 yards ... recorded a long rush of 43 yards on a scamper to the end zone, creating his own opportunity by spinning out and rushing to paydirt on a play that looked stopped in the backfield ... teamed with Derrick Henry to rush for a combined 224 yards and four touchdowns on the night. Middle Tennessee: Hauled in a career-best 91 yards receiving on a career-high five receptions, including a 69-yard play that broke the game open ... averaged 6.7 yards per rush on six carries and returned three kickoffs for 71 yards with a career-long of 40 yards. Ole Miss: Put together 33 yards on 11 carries at running back ... also added three kick returns for 71 yards, including a long of 29 yards. ULM: Rushed 10 times for 65 yards with a long of 15. Georgia: Rushed six times for 12 yards while adding one catch for two yards ... helped provide mismatches for an Alabama offense that finished with 379 yards and 38 points. Arkansas: Was a threat in both the passing and rushing games with the Tide offense taking advantage of his versatility ... caught a career-high tying five passes for 37 yards to go with his 29 yards rushing on seven carries. Texas A&M: Rushed five times for 11 yards and hauled in two passes for no gain before exiting the game with a leg injury. Tennessee: Rushed three times for 10 yards while recording one reception for three yards ... also returned to kick returner duties, bringing back two for 62 yards with a long of 33. LSU: Had arguably his best game this season, collecting 163 all-purpose yards against the Tigers ... rushed 10 times for 68 yards while adding 40 yards on three receptions ... three of his rushes were explosive with a long of 24 yards ... also returned three kickoffs for 55 yards ... notched six of the Tide’s 28 first downs with four by way of the ground and two through the air. Mississippi State: Recorded two receptions for 13 yards in shortened action ... added one tackle on kickoff coverage, taking down the Bulldog returner at 15-yard line but had to exit after suffering a broken arm on the play. Florida: Saw his first game action since suffering an arm injury in the Mississippi State game ... made an impact in the receiving, rushing and kick return games ... rushed four times for 14 yards while hauling in three passes for 16 yards ... also returned a kickoff for 22 yards against the Gators. Michigan State: Made his second consecutive start after coming back from injury ... rushed four times for 60 yards while catching three passes for five yards ... had a long rush of 58 yards to move Alabama into scoring position, with Derrick Henry finishing off the touchdown drive on an 11-yard rush to move the Tide in front, 38-0. Clemson: His electric 95-yard kick return for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter proved to be the difference in the Crimson Tide’s 45-40 win ... also caught two passes for 21 yards and a first down, while rushing once for one yard.

JUNIOR (2014): A regular in the Alabama rotation at running back before breaking his left leg at Ole Miss in the fifth game of the 2014 season ... elusive with explosive speed that excels in third-down situations and catching the ball out of the backfield ... had 22 carries on the season for 112 yards and a 5.1 yards per carry average ... had four rushing touchdowns and six total scores ... caught five passes for 159 yards, averaging 31.8 yards per catch with two receiving touchdowns before his injury ... had two explosive rushes of 12 yards or more and two explosive receptions of 16 yards or more ... converted 11 first downs, six rushing and five receiving ... named the Special Teams Player of the Week following the Southern Miss game. West Virginia: Rushed three times for seven yards in the season opener against the Mountaineers. FAU: Carried the ball six times for 31 yards and one score ... hauled in two catches for 53 yards with a 39-yard catch-and-run touchdown. Southern Miss: Recorded a career-high three rushing scores ... averaged 6.6 yards per rush, carrying the ball nine times for 59 yards ... caught one pass for nine yards. Florida: Caught a career-long 87-yard touchdown on the Tide's first play from scrimmage ... rushed four times for 15 yards with one first down ... finished with 102 all-purpose yards. Ole Miss: Broke his lower left leg on his only catch of the game, a 10-yard gain for a first down.

SOPHOMORE (2013): Developed into a play-making threat at running back ... played in 11 games with one start, while rushing for 694 yards on 92 carries (7.5 ypc) with eight touchdowns ... added 12 receptions for 135 yards (11.2 ypc) ... 14th in the SEC at 57.8 rushing yards per game ... converted 37 first downs on the ground and seven through the air ... had 15 explosive rushes of 12 yards or more, plus four explosive receptions of 15-yards or more ... averaged 71.8 rushing yards per game in SEC action ... blocked a punt and made four tackles on kickoff coverage. Texas A&M: Rushed for 50 yards off the bench against the No. 6 Aggies, on seven carries ... added one reception for two yards. Colorado State: Blocked a punt that was returned by Dillon Lee for a touchdown ... caught one pass for 22 yards and a first down while scoring his first rushing touchdown of the season on a three-yard burst up the middle ... earned Special Teams Player of the Week honors from the coaching staff. Ole Miss: Recorded career highs in rushing yards (99) and carries (12) ... exploded for a 50-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Georgia State: Carried the ball five times for 40 yards, with a long of 22 ... also caught a pass for a 23-yard touchdown. Kentucky: Registered his first 100-yard rushing game with 106 yards on 14 carries (7.6 ypc) ... added a pair of one-yard touchdown runs ... made three receptions out of the backfield for 44 yards, with a long of 24 to finish with 150 all-purpose yards. Arkansas: Went for over 100 yards rushing for the second straight week, with 104 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries (13.0 yards per carry) ... scored from 46 yards on an electric run, diving over from one-yard out ... also caught one pass for 11 yards ... had five explosive rushes of 12 yards or more and converted four first downs ... named an Alabama Offensive Player of the Week by the coaching staff. Tennessee: Rushed for a game-high 89 yards on 14 carries and caught one pass for 15 ... converted six first downs rushing and one receiving, as Alabama put up 45 points on the Volunteers. LSU: Rushed 10 times for 65 yards ... averaged 6.5 yards per carry and added one reception for 10 yards ... four of his rushes converted first downs. Mississippi State: Rushed four times for 28 yards, with a long of 21 ... caught two passes for nine yards and made one solo tackle on special teams. Chattanooga: Started his first career game and rushed for 77 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries ... averaged 7.0 yards per carry ... converted five first downs and had three explosive runs of 12 yards or more, including a 13-yard touchdown scamper. Auburn: Rushed four times for 33 yards with a long burst of 11 yards ... also recorded one solo tackle on special teams.

FRESHMAN (2012): Played in 12 games during his true freshman season, coming off the bench to rush 42 times for 281 yards and five touchdowns ... averaged 6.7 yards per carry and 23.4 yards per game. Michigan: Ran once for two yards in collegiate debut. Western Kentucky: Took advantage of his only carry against the Hilltoppers, finding the end zone on a 32-yard run. Arkansas: Rushed six times for 57 yards, including a 12-yard touchdown. Florida Atlantic: Recorded a touchdown for the third straight game, while rushing five times for 35 yards ... scored on an eight-yard run to open the fourth quarter. Missouri: Carried the ball four times for 11 yards, including a four-yard touchdown. Tennessee: Ran the ball four times for 22 yards, with a long rush of 10 yards. Mississippi State: Rushed eight times for 47 yards, including a three-yard touchdown. Auburn: Ran for a season-high 67 yards on a season-best 10 carries, with a long rush of 38 yards. Notre Dame: Carried three times for eight yards in the Tide 42-14 win in the BCS National Championship Game.

RUSHING G ATT YARDS YDS/ATT LONG TD YDS/G
2012 12 42 281 6.7 38 5 23.4
2013 12 92 694 7.5 50 8 57.8
2014 5 22 112 5.1 29 4 22.4
2015 13 77 408 5.3 58 1 31.4
TOTAL 42 233 1495 6.4 58 18 35.6
RECEIVING G REC YARDS YDS/REC LONG TD YDS/G
2012 12 0 0 -- 0 0 --
2013 12 12 135 11.3 24 1 11.3
2014 5 5 159 31.8 87 2 31.8
2015 13 29 276 9.5 69 1 21.2
TOTAL 42 46 570 12.4 87 4 13.6
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