Derrick Henry is a full season removed from his last snaps with Alabama, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t go to Tuscaloosa anymore.
Ahead of the Crimson Tide baseball team’s game Saturday night against No. 21 Arkansas, Henry threw out the ceremonial first pitch.
Former #Alabama running back Derrick Henry’s first pitch tonight.
An elevated fastball. It’ll do. pic.twitter.com/EgLlanzj4n
— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) April 1, 2017
2015 Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry throwing out tonight's ceremonial first pitch prior to Alabama/Arkansas Baseball pic.twitter.com/pMcP7YNV44
— Rick Pendley ⚾ (@alagrandslammer) April 1, 2017
— Roger Patrick Myers (@rogerpatmyers) April 1, 2017
And though it may be a little difficult to tell from the angle, it looked as if Henry threw a strike. (It certainly wasn’t the worst first pitch.)
Henry wore a No. 2 Alabama baseball jersey for the pitch thrown from the mound.
Henry also threw out the first pitch at a minor league baseball game in Jacksonville, Florida last July.
Henry played running back for three seasons with the Crimson Tide before making the early jump to the NFL last year. He finished his collegiate career with 602 attempts for 3,591 yards and 45 touchdowns (42 rushing, three receiving) and won the 2015 Heisman Trophy.
A second-round pick in the NFL draft, Henry rushed for 490 yards and five touchdowns on 110 carries in a backup role with the Tennessee Titans last season.
Alabama beat Arkansas, 7-1, in the game.
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