Alabama running back Derrick Henry spent the entire season securing his place in SEC history, putting up one of the most dominant seasons by a ball carrier the conference has ever seen, placing him among the conference’s elite with names such as Herschel Walker, Bo Jackson and Mark Ingram.

Heading into a College Football Playoff semifinal game against Michigan State, Henry has rushed for 1,986 yards on 336 carries. He’s rushed for 23 touchdowns this season and has gotten into the end zone in an SEC-record 18 straight games dating back to last season.

But trying to figure out where Henry ranks among all SEC offensive players just serves to highlight some of the truly amazing seasons by players at a variety of positions throughout the last decade. While there’s no denying Henry has had an amazing season, it won’t go down as the SEC’s best of the last 10 years, let alone all time.

Going back to just last season, one of Henry’s teammates at Alabama produced one of the best seasons ever by a wide receiver. Amari Cooper won the SEC’s Offensive Player of the Year award and finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting after making 124 catches for 1,727 yards and 16 touchdowns. But, much like Henry, his stats might not have done him complete justice. In addition to the raw numbers, Coope was a player who opposing defenses tried desperately to design game plans to stop, yet always failed to do so.

Among the long list of great Alabama running backs, both Trent Richardson and Mark Ingram have had comparable seasons. Richardson was the SEC Offensive Player of the Year in 2011 after rushing for 1,679 yards in 13 games with 21 rushing touchdowns. He also had 21 receptions for 338 yards and three scores.

Ingram won the Heisman Trophy in 2009 after rushing for 1,658 yards on 6.1 yards per carry. He rushed for 17 touchdowns and added three more touchdowns and 334 yards as a pass catcher.

But probably to the dismay of Alabama fans, the top offensive season in the SEC from the past decade likely doesn’t belong to a Crimson Tide player, but rather a quarterback who was a thorn in the side of the Tide.

Three Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks, Tim Tebow, Cam Newton and Johnny Manziel, each had a season that could arguably go down as one of the best in college football history.

Tebow finished in the Top 5 of the Heisman voting three times, but it was his Heisman-winning season in 2007 that proved to be his best, despite the fact his only SEC Offensive Player of the Year award came in 2008. Tebow completed 66.9 percent of his passes for 3,286 yards to lead the nation with 9.4 yards per attempt. He also rushed for 895 yards and had an unbelievable 55 total touchdowns.

Tebow’s four-year career is arguably the best in SEC history, but his best single season has some serious competition. Manziel’s freshman year in 2012 saw him complete 68 percent of his passes for 3,706 yards and 26 touchdowns. He also rushed for 1,410 yards with 21 touchdowns on the ground to lead Texas A&M to its best season of the Kevin Sumlin era, resulting in a Cotton Bowl victory.

Manziel became a phenomenon, but perhaps the best of them all was the quarterback who started out as Tebow’s backup, but eventually had one of the most remarkable single seasons ever after transferring to Auburn.

Cam Newton’s 2010 season, his only at Auburn, resulted in a national championship and the Tigers haven’t been able to match that success without Newton on the field. The amazing dual threat quarterback was essentially unstoppable in his lone season on the Plains. He completed 66 percent of his passes for 2,854 yards to average a national best 10.2 yards per attempt. He also threw for 30 touchdowns with just seven interceptions. He also rushed for 1,473 yards with 20 touchdowns and added two catches for 42 yards and a touchdown just for good measure.

When it comes down to picking the best offensive player, plenty have reasonable arguments, but it’s awfully tough to take anyone over Newton, who came the closest to single-handedly taking a program all the way to the top as any player ever.