GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Heisman Trophy-winning running back Derrick Henry became Alabama's all-time leading rusher on Monday in the third quarter of the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T.
Henry broke Shaun Alexander's record of 3,565 yards, which was set in 1998.
Henry was running well from the start of Alabama's 45-40 triumph over then-undefeated Clemson. On the Tide's second drive, Henry ripped off a 50-yard touchdown run to open the scoring. He added a second score from 1 yard out to tie the game 14-14 in the second quarter and added a third touchdown to put the game out of reach with 1:07 remaining.
Henry racked up more than 100 yards by halftime before setting the school rushing record early in the second half. He finished with three touchdowns and 158 rushing yards on 36 carries.
Henry, a junior who is eligible to enter the NFL draft, finished his season with 2,219 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns.