Bama Alums Run Wild In Week 10
It seems every week the Crimson Tide has several standouts in the NFL, and week 10 was no different. The NFL saw four former Crimson Tide running backs clear the 100 yard rushing mark this week. Derrick Henry, Kenyan Drake, Josh Jacobs and Damien Harris all cleared the landmark as pivotal parts to their respective offenses.
On Thursday night, the reigning rushing champion Derrick Henry did what he does, carrying the ball 19 times for 103 yards. Surprisingly it was the second time the Titans have lost a game while Henry cleared the 100 yard rushing mark. It was the fifth game this season Henry has hit the milestone. He has 946 yards rushing with eight touchdowns for the Titans with still seven games until the playoffs.
Kenyan Drake has become one of the more explosive running backs in the NFL since being traded to the Arizona Cardinals last season. This past week he helped the Red Birds win a thriller against the Buffalo Bills 32-30. Drake pitched in 16 carries for 100 yards. It was the second time this season that Drake has reached the 100-yard threshold in a game. He has rushed for 612 yards and four touchdowns this season.
Josh Jacobs has picked up right where he left off as a rookie, running through defenses and becoming a key cog in the Raiders offense. He helped the Silver and Black win against the divisional rival Denver Broncos by rushing for 112 yards and two touchdowns. It was the second time this year that Jacobs has met the 100-yard milestone. For the season Jacobs has rushed for 700 yards and eight touchdowns.
Damien Harris was drafted in the third round by the New England Patriots and largely spent his rookie season on the bench. This year he has gotten the opportunity to play due to injuries in the Patriots backfield. He helped the Pats beat the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday Night Football by rushing for 121 yards on 22 carries. He has rushed for 471 yards and one touchdown this season.