In his three years with the Alabama soccer program, Derrick Henry was not paid a cent.
Whereas he’s a millionaire operating again with the Tennessee Titans, Derrick Henry let or not it’s identified that he completely performed without cost as a member of Nick Saban’s Alabama soccer staff.
Henry appeared on his Titans teammates Taylor Lewan and Will Compton’s Bussin’ With The Boys podcast. When Compton and Lewan joked about Henry being paid to play at Alabama, the All-Professional operating again provided this hilarious response. “I obtained paid nothing,” stated Henry. “They paid me in rings, child. You are feeling what I’m saying? … I obtained paid in rings, homie.”
Derrick Henry’s junior season at Alabama was the stuff of legend
As a junior at Alabama in 2015, Henry got here out of nowhere to win the Heisman Trophy. He rushed for two,219 yards on 395 carries for 28 touchdowns. Alabama went on to defeat the Clemson Tigers within the nationwide championship. Henry parlayed that magical faculty season into being a second-round choose by the Titans in 2016. 5 years later, he’s on a Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame trajectory.
As Compton, Henry and Lewan ventured down reminiscence lane, the Titans operating again introduced up that his first two seasons in Tuscaloosa did finish in heartbreak. Folks are inclined to overlook that however he was a part of two crushing losses in faculty: The 2013 Iron Bowl vs. the arch rival Auburn Tigers and the 2015 Sugar Bowl vs. the Huge Ten Champion Ohio State Buckeyes.
“ what’s so humorous? My first two years there, we didn’t even win a nationwide championship,” stated Henry. “My freshman yr was kick six. Let’s not speak about it. Then my sophomore yr, we received the SEC Championship however misplaced within the playoffs towards Ohio State. That was with Zeke [Elliott], Cardale [Jones], and all them.”
“In my third yr, I used to be like, ‘ what? That is the yr I’m beginning. If we’re going to win, put all of it on me.’ Then what occurred? Took dwelling the Heisman. Took dwelling the Doak Walker. Took dwelling the Walter Camp. I took dwelling the Maxwell. And I took dwelling a hoop.”
Henry might have solely been paid in rings in faculty, however he’s definitely doing properly for himself now.