Former Yulee High star RB Derrick Henry looks to add Heisman Trophy to list of awards

NEW YORK — A former Yulee High School football star is nominated for the highest individual honor in college sports.

Derrick Henry has a chance to bring home the Heisman Trophy Saturday night at the trophy presentation in New York.

Action Sports Jax Brent Martineau will be the only local reporter in New York City Saturday with reactions before and after the Heisman winner is announced.

Even though Henry has been running away from defenders all year, it's not a forgone conclusion that he runs away with the trophy Saturday night.

One of the reasons people say Henry will win the Heisman is the company he joined with his performance this season.

Henry broke records set by players like Herschel Walker, Bo Jackson and Tim Tebow.

Henry's story started in Yulee, Florida, where he had more rushing yards than anyone who ever ran the football in high school.

Henry won three national awards Thursday night in Atlanta. He won the Walter Camp National Player of the Year award, the Maxwell Award for best player and the Doak Walker for best running back. Now he's in New York with a chance for a childhood dream to come true by winning the Heisman Trophy.

Henry’s former coaches and parents are in New York for the ceremony.

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