Derrick Henry and Derrick Brown headlined Alabama Sports Writers Association’s awards

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry, along with the former Auburn defensive lineman Derrick Brown were named the annual athlete of the year awards by the Alabama Sports Writers Association. Henry was named the Pro Athlete of the Year, while Brown the Amateur Athlete of the Year. 

Henry, who won the Heisman Trophy at Alabama, said, “It’s an honor to be named the Alabama Pro Athlete of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association.” 

Further, he added, “The time I spent playing football for Coach (Nick) Saban and the Crimson Tide were some of the best of my life, and I will always cherish my teammates, coaches, and the fans who made my career at Alabama so memorable.”

While Brown said in a statement through the school, “It’s an honor and privilege to be able to receive this amazing recognition, especially knowing the number of phenomenal athletes who have played in this state. It’s special to see my work at Auburn come full circle, and of course, I am thankful