Alabama Commit Emmanuel Henderson Clears 5,000 Career Rushing Yards
Alabama Crimson Tide class of 2022 commit, 5-star running back out of Geneva County High School, Emmanuel Henderson cleared a career milestone during his senior season. Henderson rushed for 251 yards against Abbeville on Sept. 17 and has now amassed over 5,000 career rushing yards for the Bulldogs.
“It means a lot,” said Henderson to Meridith Mulkey of WTVY. “Just shows that my work is paying off. All the hard work. The dedication. I’ve been working my whole life grinding it out. Being a great leader, working with my teammates. Without my teammates I wouldn’t be able to get the 5,000 yards. So, I’m really grateful for that.”
The 6-foot-1 tailback has helped his team to a 3-2 overall record and is roughly 450 yards away from breaking the Bulldogs school record for rushing yards. He is averaging nearly 13 yards per carry through the first half of his senior year.
Through five games in 2021, Henderson has taken 76 carries for 1,010 yards and 15 touchdowns. He hopes to carry his Bulldogs further than their second round exit of the AHSAA Class 2A playoffs in 2020.
Bama fans interested in seeing Henderson in action can check out his latest highlights on his Hudl page. He can be seen gliding and cutting through opposing defenses while using his elite speed to get to the outside and then past his opponents.
The Crimson Tide currently has four running backs in its 2021 rotation with Brian Robinson, Jase McClellan, Roydell Williams and Trey Sanders. Additionally, Alabama brought in 5-star runner Camar Wheaton from Texas in the 2021 recruiting class.
The Alabama Crimson Tide looks set up with running back talent for the next several years.