The Ted Hendricks Foundation is pleased to announce several additions to the 2009 Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award’s watch list. Early-season performance, injuries and other factors are considered when making these changes.
This week’s additions include Korey Bosworth (UCLA), Carlos Dunlap (Florida), Tom Keiser (Stanford), Jake Laptad (Kansas), Josh McNary (Army), Von Miller (Texas A&M), Aaron Morgan (Louisiana-Monroe), Derrick Morgan (Georgia Tech), Brooks Reed (Arizona) and Greg Romeus (Pittsburgh).
The Mid-Season Watch List, which will remain open to adjustments through our first vote, now includes 40 players. This list will be shortened to include five to six finalists in the final weeks of the season, and the final vote will be concluded on December 7th. The 2009 Hendricks Award winner will be announced December 9th.
Now in its eighth season, the Ted Hendricks Award is named in honor of college football’s first three-time first-team All-American. On-field performance, exceptional winning attitude, leadership abilities, contributions to school and community and academic preparedness are some of the criteria used to determine the Award’s winner. Members of the national media, head coaches, professional scouts and former winners are included in the Award’s voting committee. Candidates may represent any class (Freshman through Senior) as well as any four-year NCAA accredited school. The candidate’s primary position must be Defensive End.
Previous recipients of the Hendricks Award include: Terrell Suggs (Arizona State), David Pollack (Georgia), Elvis Dumervil (Louisville), LaMarr Woodley (Michigan), Chris Long (Virginia) and Brian Orakpo (Texas).