Alabama running back Derrick Henry can break Herschel Walker's single season SEC rushing record. The difference: it's taking Henry 13 games to break the record Herschel set in only eleven.
Watching college football and hearing announcers spout accolades about the great players of today, it’s amazing to compare these players to the accomplishments of Walker. Both Henry and Leonard Fournette have been unable to keep pace with Walker’s tremendous college career.
2090 more yards than Henry in 3 years.
13 more touchdowns
1 more SEC championship
832 more yards than Fournette in 2 years
5 more touchdowns
2 more SEC championships
If either back returns to school next season, even a banner year would still leave them looking up the charts at Herschel’s remarkable achievements.
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Those comparing Herschel and Bo aren’t looking at the huge disparity in their statistics, which boil down to performance on the field. Herschel had twenty-eight 100 yard games versus Bo’s 21. Walker was every bit as fast and powerful as Jackson, perhaps even more so. And Herschel achieved much more than Bo, both in college and the pros. What Bo did in baseball, Herschel achieved on the track, in the Winter Olympics, the MMA cage, and even in ballet.
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