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Potential SEC contenders relying on players back from injury

The fortunes of several potential Southeastern Conference contenders could hinge largely on players returning from serious injuries. Two of Mississippi's - and the SEC's - top players, left tackle Laremy Tunsil and receiver Laquon Treadwell, are returning from broken legs. Alabama is getting back versatile tailback Kenyan Drake, who also had a broken leg, and Auburn has defensive...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Football: 4-Star Running Back B.J. Emmons Announces Commitment To The Crimson Tide

Alabama is flush with running back talent. Last season, T.J. Yeldon led the way for the Crimson Tide en route to becoming a second round pick in the NFL Draft. This year, two other great backs, Kenyan Drake and Derrick Henry, return to Tuscaloosa this season, and now, Alabama has a blue chip rusher in the 2016 class. pic.twitter.com/mxqmKF6N2V — (@LiltrillPhenom) July 20, 2015...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama's Drake claims Georgia comments were taken out of context

Kenyan Drake took Twitter on Friday to follow up on the comments he made to the Macon Telegraph on Thursday about his reasoning for choosing Alabama over Georgia in the recruiting process.Drake, a junior running back out of Powder Springs, Ga., who has been named to the preseason All-SEC third team, said the following when asked about his decision to go out of state and play for...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kenyan Drake claims Georgia remarks were taken out of context

Alabama Crimson Tide senior running back Kenyan Drake took to Twitter today to address comments he made about his decision to attend the university rather than the University of Georgia. Speaking to Jason Butt of the Macon Telegraph yesterday, Drake explained his choice. “I think it was because of the fact that it was Alabama and I like to be a winner,” Drake said, when asked...
Via Campus Sports Net
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Kenyan Drake Says His Perceived Dig At Georgia Was “Taken Out Of Context”

Twitter/Drake Alabama running back Kenyan Drake found himself in a bit of hot water with Georgia fans Wednesday, after he told the Macon Telegraph that he chose to play for the Crimson Tide over the Bulldogs because he likes to be a “winner.” Drake, who was a UGA fan as a child, added that he thought Alabama would put him in the “best position” to be the person he wanted...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Football 2015 Media Guide Covers Feature Kenyan Drake, Derrick Henry, Reggie Ragland, And Others

Earlier, Arkansas rolled out its 2015 media guide, which appropriately features the offensive line on the cover. Alabama football has multiple looks for its guide, which are being unveiled on Instagram this afternoon. The various covers feature the star running backs, Kenyan Drake and Derrick Henry, key defenders Reggie Ragland and Cyrus Jones, defensive linemen Jonathan Allen and...
Via College Spun
23 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 ‘Bama signee to JUCO, Tide return likely

Alabama 2015 running back signee will play at junior college this season, though a return to the Crimson Tide is more than likely. Speaking to Matt Zenitz of AL.com, Flowers’ high school coach, Ashley Johnson, explained that the former Vigor High School (Mobile, Alabama) star would head to Mississippi’s Jones County Junior College and complete his academic requirements there...
Via Campus Sports Net
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama early signee ruled academically ineligible

In what is easily one of the strangest developments in college football today, an early signee for the Alabama Crimson Tide has been ruled academically ineligible for the 2015 season. The early signee, DeSherrius Flowers, is a running back and had attended classes in Tuscaloosa for the spring semester. He had also participated in spring practice for the Tide. According to the Atlanta...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Freshman Alabama RB ruled ineligible

Freshman Alabama running back DeSherrius Flowers has been ruled ineligble and will not enroll in Tuscaloosa in the fall, the school has said. The school found an eligibility issue which means he will not be cleared to enroll. Alabama is deep at running back with Derrick Henry and Kenyan Drake, but four-star recruit Flowers, from Mobile, AL, would have been quite a weapon for the...
Via SEC Football Blog
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama players join Nick Saban on his lake for water fun

The Alabama Crimson Tide football team and head coach Nick Saban enjoyed their weekend by kicking back and relaxing at Saban’s lakehouse. Saban was joined on the lake by Derrick Henry, Kenyan Drake, Cyrus Jones, O.J. Howard and Reggie Ragland. As you would expect from a group of college aged kids, there were plenty of selfies to be had as the group enjoyed some jet skiing and...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Alabama Players Join Nick Saban At His Lake For Some Jet Skiing, Tubing

Last year, during the first weekend in June, Alabama head coach Nick Saban took a few of his star players out to his lake house for some jet skiing and tubing. Apparently, they had so much fun, the Crimson Tide headman decided to do it again. This weekend, Saban was joined by a number of current players, including Derrick Henry, Kenyan Drake, Cyrus Jones, O.J. Howard and Reggie...
Via College Spun
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Hits keep coming for Alabama's still-talented backfield

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama's backfield has taken some hits from injuries and departures. The Crimson Tide still has Derrick Henry and versatile Kenyan Drake but highly rated newcomer Bo Scarbrough was expected to supply depth before his knee injury in last weekend's scrimmage. Since last season, Tyren Jones has been dismissed and Altee Tenpenny left the program. Three of Alabama...
Via AP on Fox
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough Suffered A Knee Injury At Practice, Was Carted Off The Field

Alabama’s running back depth might have taken a hit Friday afternoon.  During the Crimson Tide’s practice, former five-star running back Bo Scarbrough suffered a knee injury. The 6-foot-2, 234-pound tailback had to get carted off the field.  Following the practice, Nick Saban said he didn’t yet know the extent of the injury.  Running back Bo Scarbrough was carted off the...
Via College Spun
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

WR Chris Black Compares Current Alabama RB To Reggie Bush

Reggie Bush is arguably one of the greatest running backs to ever play college football. According to Alabama WR Chris, senior Kenyan Drake reminds him of the former USC Heisman winner: “He’s versatile,” Black told AL.com. “Coach Kiffin, I can tell you, loves him. He kind of reminds me of Reggie Bush a little bit.” […] The post WR Chris Black Compares Current Alabama...
Via Diehardsport
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama RB Kenyan Drake Says “Mistakes Won’t Define This Team” After The Off-The-Field Incidents

Alabama’s football program has run into some off-the-field trouble over the past couple of days.  Saturday morning, Crimson Tide senior safety Geno Smith was arrested and charged with a DUI by the Tuscaloosa Police Department. He later apologized to the fans on Twitter. Sunday morning, defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor was dismissed from the program following his second domestic...
Via College Spun
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Five-Star RB Damien Harris Has Funny Comment About Nick Saban Running

2015 recruit Damien Harris may have a hard time seeing the field this year with Derrick Henry and Kenyan Drake in-front of him. However, the five-star recruit of Kentucky will certainly get his chance. Harris tweeted about coach Nick Saban running out of his office to today’s Alabama practice. Saban’s apparently excited to get things rolling. The post Five-Star RB Damien Harris...
Via Diehardsport
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Alabama’s Kenyan Drake Returns For Team’s First Spring Practice 5 Months After Brutal Injury

Back in early October, Alabama running back Kenyan Drake suffered a horrific broken leg injury and was forced to sit out the rest of the season. But, somehow, just over five months later, he’s back on the field for the Crimson Tide. Drake took part in Alabama’s first spring practice Friday, and a number of reporters grabbed some film of him participating in drills. He doesn...
Via College Spun
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama players help elect first black SGA president in 40 years

The University of Alabama held its Student Government Association elections this week, and Elliott Spillers was elected president for 2015-16, making him the school's first black SGA president in 40 years and only the second in the association's 100-year history. This news doesn't have much to do with sports, admittedly, and if you don't care and want to stop reading here, fair enough...
Via Fox Sports
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Alabama RB Kenyan Drake Is Not A Big Fan Of Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air as people all around the world spend quality time with their special someone. However, not everyone can get into the mood of the holiday, and it appears Alabama running back Kenyan Drake just isn’t feeling it this February 14.   My mood on Valentine’s Day A photo posted by Kenyan Drake (@roadrun17er) on Feb 14, 2015 at 3:33pm...
Via College Spun
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Videos: Alabama RB Kenyan Drake’s Rehab Process Appears To Be Going Very Well

Alabama running back Kenyan Drake is rapidly approaching full-strength.  The Crimson Tide halfback broke his ankle against Ole Miss on Oct. 4 and had surgery shortly after, having to miss the remainder of the 2014 season. Last Friday, Drake posted a video of himself doing agility drills – he looked good. Drake has followed that up with some more videos of him back on the field...
Via College Spun
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Kenyan Drake Back Doing Agility Drills After Gruesome Leg Break

Alabama running back Kenyan Drake broke his leg against Ole Miss back on October 4, and had surgery just a few days later. Four months later, he’s back on the field, going through agility drills. The turnaround is extremely impressive – he was able to at least return to non-contact drills before spring ball. Drake took to Instagram to post a short video of himself Friday. His...
Via College Spun
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama Football: Bo Scarbrough is back in town

Alabama football has brought in another great addition to a team filled with great depth. After being ruled academically ineligible, Bo Scarbrough is now on campus. Scarbrough was the number two athlete in the 2014 ESPN recruiting class; an exciting athlete who was put all over the field in his career, which began at Tuscaloosa County High School. At 6’2″ and 215 lbs, he dominated...
Via isportsweb.com
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Alabama RB Kenyan Drake Tweets Some Incredible Heartfelt Messages About WR Amari Cooper, Calls Him “My Hero”

Amari Cooper didn’t win the Heisman. The Alabama junior wide receiver finished third in the voting behind the winner, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, and Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon.  If the voting was up to Kenyan Drake, though, Cooper would have become the first wideout to win the bronze trophy since Michigan’s Desmond Howard won it in 1991.  During the ceremony...
Via College Spun
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Kenyan Drake Is On The Field Catching Passes During Practice

It’s been a few weeks since our last Instagram update from Alabama running back Kenyan Drake on his injury rehab, so we were definitely overdue. Today, Drake posted a set of pictures on Instagram, showing him messing around during practice, and going up to make a one-handed catch. He’s definitely a ways away from putting the pads back on and getting into game shape, but this...
Via College Spun
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Kenyan Drake Invites His Entire Twitter Following To Alabama’s SEC Championship After Party

Kenyan Drake may not be able to suit up for the Crimson Tide right now given his injury, but the junior running back has been a big part of his team’s success this season. Naturally, after Alabama was able to lock up the SEC title with a win over Missouri Saturday afternoon, he was excited. Apparently he’s in a generous mood – he’s invited his entire Twitter following to...
Via College Spun
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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