The Alabama football program under Nick Saban has been one rooted in winning at the highest level.

Former Crimson Tide running back Derrick Henry has contributed to this dynasty in a big way. Not only did Henry win the Heisman Trophy last season, but he was also a huge part of a National Championship team.

The winning culture is something understood by every recruit signing up to play for Saban. There’s an expectation level in Tuscaloosa. It’s perhaps unmatched by any other college football program in the country.

When asked about his biggest fear during his college career, Henry revealed something very fascinating to ESPN:

“My single biggest fear every day was that I did not want to be the guy who caused the winning to stop. [My phone was] blowing up all the time with texts and calls from former Alabama players. ‘You better listen to the coaches, you better keep this going, you better stick with the Process.’ I didn’t even know these guys. But now I do the same thing.”

This sort of motivation is what keeps many of these high-level athletes going. It also continues to propel Alabama to national glory.