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President Barack Obama Strikes Heisman Pose with Alabama RB Derrick Henry

Army Maj. Gen. Julie A. Bentz photographs President Barack Obama and University of Alabama football player and Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry as they strike a 'Heisman-pose' for a photo during the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. The annual event brings together U.S. and international leaders from different parties and religions for an hour devoted to faith. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistFebruary 4, 2016

President Barack Obama may be the leader of the free world, but he is just like the rest of us: He's a huge sports fan.

When President Obama hangs out with a Heisman Trophy winner, he does what any football fan would do: He takes a picture with the player while striking the legendary pose, as evidenced by these photos with Alabama Crimson Tide running back Derrick Henry from Thursday's National Prayer Breakfast.

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 04: U.S. President Barack Obama strikes the Heisman pose with Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry at the conclusion of the National Prayer Breakfast on February 4, 2016 in Washington, DC. The National Prayer Breakfast is in it's
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US President Barack Obama poses with University of Alabama football player and Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry (L) at the National Prayer Breakfast on February 4,2016 in Washington, DC. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/
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While he does have the basics of the pose down, Mr. President needs to make sure he uses his left hand to protect the football.

[h/t John R Parkinson]

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