Kenyan Drake, Derrick Henry nab ESPY 'Best Play' nominations
Former Alabama running backs Kenyan Drake and Derrick Henry are among the 16 nominees for the “Best Play” ESPY award.
Online voting for the award (here) is currently in Round 1. Right now, UA fans don’t have to worry about picking one of the former Crimson Tide teammates over the other.
Drake is nominated for his part in the “Miami Miracle” when the Dolphins scored a 69-yard touchdown as time expired to beat the New England Patriots. Drake turned his motor on when the ball was lateraled to him and maneuvered his way through the New England defense for an improbable score. The “Miami Miracle” is the No. 1 seed in ESPN’s bracket voting for Best Play, facing No. 16-seed “North Shore’s Hail Mary wins Texas HS championship.”
MIAMI MIRACLE 😱
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 9, 2018
Henry is nominated for his NFL-record-tying 99-yard touchdown run against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The play was given the No. 3 seed in ESPN’s bracket and matched up against No. 14-seed “Kihei Clark and Mamadi Diskite save Virginia.”
#TBT Derrick Henry goes for 238 yards and 4 touchdowns against the Jags in week 14 including this beast mode 99 yarder. Henry had a monster end to the 2018 season & hopefully he’s given the opportunity to keep it going in 2019. #TitanUp pic.twitter.com/eDxdz0izgP
— Roto Street Journal (@RotoStJournal) June 13, 2019
The ESPYS are set to air July 10 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.