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Fournette comes up short in voting for Doak Walker Award, as Henry named winner

Leonard Fournette vs. Texas A&M on Nov. 28, 2015 (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB) Leonard Fournette vs. Texas A&M on Nov. 28, 2015 (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB)
ATLANTA, GA (WAFB) -

LSU running back Leonard Fournette came up short in the voting for the award for best college running back.

Alabama’s Derrick Henry, who broke Herschel Walker's SEC single-season rushing record, was named the winner of the Doak Walker Award in Atlanta at the College Football Awards show Thursday night.

Henry beat out Fournette and Christian McCaffrey of Stanford. Fournette faced some serious competition up against two Heisman Trophy finalists.

The sophomore became the first running back in SEC history to rush for 200 yards in three straight games and needed only five games to reach 1,000 rushing yards for the season, something that had never been done in the Southeastern Conference before.

He also broke the LSU single-season school record for rushing yards held by Charles Alexander since 1977.

Thursday night's award will be presented to Henry at the 2015 Doak Walker Award Presentation Banquet in Dallas on Feb. 19, 2016.

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