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Derrick Henry wins Heisman trophy

Derrick Henry Heisman

Derrick Henry won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night, becoming 81st winner.

If you’re not sensing the enthusiasm, it’s because this writer does not necessarily have any for the result. This is not to take anything away from the powerful Alabama running back and let’s take out the belief that Stanford’s all-purpose star should have won the award, Henry was absolutely phenomenal this year and was the Crimson Tide’s entire offense and still could not be stopped.

Henry broke Hershel Walker’s SEC rushing record with 1,986 rushing yards to go with 23 rushing touchdowns and was just an animal running the ball. It was a truly special season and he earned the right to be recognized as the Heisman Trophy winner.

But the explosiveness of Christian McCaffrey was just something special and it just seems that because of the Cardinal having so many 10:30 EST kickoffs combined with the difficulty to really appreciate what McCaffrey does that many of the Heisman voters choose to look at an easier player to access.

It was really close at least. Henry finished with 1,832 total points and 378 first place votes. McCaffrey finished with 1,539 points and 290 first place votes. Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson was the third finalist and finished with 1,165 points and 148 first place votes.

The surprising thing was that Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds finished in fifth place in voting and received 20 first place votes. He was just incredible, passing for 1,077 yards and seven touchdowns but rushing for 1,229 yards and 21 touchdowns while leading Navy to an incredible season.

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You could say Corey was born to become a sports journalist. His father won a national championship coaching college soccer. His mother is a baseball fanatic who hasn't missed seeing an Orioles game since 1983 (literally, sometimes it's annoying). His great uncle was a big-time boxing promoter and his maternal grandfather was once a department head at the Baltimore Sun. Basically, sports and journalism run through his blood. He played just about every little league sports there was when he was a kid and was a multi-sport athlete in high school; even playing in the first-ever high school sanction Rugby game in the country. Eventually he retired from sports as an undefeated Maryland state Rugby champion as a high school senior. Perhaps lack of athletic talent has more to do with the retirement, but he will tell you that it more had to do with a great desire to jump right into media. Upon his graduation from University of Maryland, Baltimore County as a triple communications major, Corey started the So Much Sports network and has continued to grow his websites and continues to work to make them premier sports media outlets.

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