Former National Champion details what scared him about playing at Alabama Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images
GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 11: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates by hoisting the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy after defeating the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Crimson Tide defeated the Tigers with a score of 45 to 40. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

There are many reasons to be afraid of playing for Alabama and head coach Nick Saban. He’s known to be a taskmaster, there’s a pressure to win championships every year and the fans are some of the most intense in the country. Former Crimson Tide running back and Heisman winner Derrick Henry surprisingly revealed that one of those things fueled him while he was in Tuscaloosa.

When asked about his biggest fear during his college career, Henry revealed this 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.”

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Winning does breed winning and especially when you’re that afraid to lose. How’s that for pressure?

[h/t Saturday Down South]

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