Alabama Pro Athlete of the Week – Derrick Henry (Oct 19)

Your Alabama Pro Athlete of the Week is Derrick Henry. In Tennessee’s 40-34 OT win, Henry ran for 212 yards and 2 TDs, and added 52 receiving yards. His TDs included a 94-yard run (the second 90+yd run of his career), and the game-winner in OT. The 264 yards from scrimmage were a career best for Henry. It also marked the third time in his career that Henry has rushed for over 200 yards. Earlier in the week, Henry also had 2 TDs in Tennessee’s 42-16 route of Buffalo.

Photo Credit – Donald Page / Tennessee Titans

Runner-up this week is Julio Jones. Coming back from a hamstring injury that caused him to miss last week’s game and portions of the previous two games, Jones set the pace with 8 catches for 137 yards and 2 TDs in Atlanta’s first win of the season.

Photo credit – Kyle Hess / Atlanta Falcons

Others of note:

Rashaan Evans had 16 tackles over the course of two games, and made a crucial 3rd-and-goal stop that set up Tennessee’s game-tying drive yesterday.

Marlon Humphrey filled up the stat sheet again, with 8 tackles, a sack, and a pass defended.

Minkah Fitzpatrick returned an interception 33 yards for a touchdown.

T.J. Yeldon had 74 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown (Week 5 Tuesday game).

Dalvin Tomlinson had 8 tackles in New York’s first win.

Richard Hendrix had a 12 point / 15 rebound game and a 22 point / 8 rebound game on back-to-back days.

Justin Knox had a 19 point / 12 rebound game.

Shannon Hale at 26 points / 7 rebounds in his Swiss basketball debut.

Dicky Pride had his 5th Top 25 finish in 5 starts on the Champions Tour.

Justin Thomas finished T-12th at the CJ Cup.

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