Bama's Derrick Henry invited to pray at National Prayer Breakfast

Published: Feb. 1, 2016 at 10:10 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 8, 2016 at 10:10 PM CST
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WBRC) - Alabama Heisman trophy winner Derrick Henry has been asked to give the closing prayer at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. this week.

Alabama Congressman Robert Aderholt shared the announcement on his Facebook page on Monday.

"As co-chairman of this year's event, I'm pleased we were able to have this talented young man of faith give our closing prayer," he wrote.

The prayer breakfast will be held at the Washington Hilton on Thursday morning, Feb. 4. It is a bi-partisan event that has been held annually since 1954

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are scheduled to attend, according to Aderholt's press secretary.

Henry, from Yulee, FL, won the 2015 Heisman trophy, rushed for over 2,200 yards this season, and set the career rushing mark for the University of Alabama. Henry said his draft paperwork came back with a second round grade.

He declared his decision to enter the 2016 NFL Draft in January.

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