"This is a dream come true. I made this goal a long time ago but didn't think I'd do it. It hasn't hit me yet. I just want to thank everyone for their support. I'm very thankful and blessed."
- Derrick Henry (On winning the Heisman)
"I was just trying to relax. I was so nervous."
- Derrick Henry (On the pressure of the live televised ceremony)
"I didn't worry about it. I just wanted to control what I could control It was a team effort. I credit it all to the team. I was just trying to help the team win."
- Derrick Henry (On the becoming a candidate during the year)
"We have a dynamic duo. Kenyan Drake is a great player but he got hurt. We are not a one man team or a one-man running back group. I just wanted to contribute as much as I could."
- Derrick Henry (On becoming the main Alabama back this year)
"I'd like to say how proud I am of Derrick Henry. He's the first guy to give credit to the team. He's been a great ambassador for the University of Alabama. I know our entire organization is happy, happy, happy that he won the Heisman Trophy."
- Alabama head coach Nick Saban
"He did as much for his team as any player could have done. You can't be happier for a player who has worked so hard for so long to reach his goals. I have the same feeling as any parent would have when their kid does something special. This is as good as it gets."
- Alabama head coach Nick Saban
Derrick Henry is the second player from Alabama to win the Heisman and the second Crimson Tide running back to do so, joining Mark Ingram.
He is the second player from Alabama to win the Heisman in the last seven years.
Alabama joins Yale, Army, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Navy, USC, Miami, Oklahoma and Michigan as schools that have produced two Heisman winners within a seven year span.
He's the second Heisman winner under Alabama head coach Nick Saban. He would join Frank Leahy (Notre Dame), Woody Hayes (Ohio State), Colonel Earl Blaik (Army), Pete Carroll (USC), Ducky Pond (Yale), Wayne Hardin (Navy), John McKay (USC), John Robinson (USC) and Tommy Prothro (Oregon State, UCLA) as coaches who have tutored at least two Heisman winners.
He's the first running back to win since 2009 and just the second running back to do so since Ron Dayne won in 1999 (Ingram being the other).
He's the 43rd running back to win the Heisman.
His 1,986 rushing yards are the most by a Heisman-winning back since Ricky Williams won with 2,124 yards in 1998.
His 23 touchdowns scored are the most by a Heisman-winning back since Williams scored 27 in 1998.
His 339 carries are the most by a Heisman-winning back since Williams had 361 in 1998.
He is the 13th player from an SEC school (as the conference is currently configured) to win the Heisman.
He is the fifth SEC player in the last nine years to win the Heisman.
He joins Johnny Manziel, Cam Newton and Charles Woodson as Heisman winners who wore the No. 2 jersey.
He is third player born in Florida to win the Heisman.
He is the 19th junior to win the Heisman, the second in a row and the fourth in six years.
He is the second-straight Heisman winner to play for a team that made the college football playoff.
He is the fourth-heaviest-listed Heisman winner overall at 242 pounds and the second-heaviest-listed running back behind Ron Dayne (252 lbs).
He is tied with Eddie George as the tallest-listed running back to win the Heisman (6-3).