CHICAGO, Ill. – UCLA sophomore defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes was one of 31 players named to the Preseason Watch List for the 13th edition of the Ted Hendricks Award which honors the nation’s top defensive end.
Vanderdoes, a native of Auburn, Calif., started seven games last season in his rookie campaign and was named honorable mention All-Pac-12. He racked up 11 tackles in the game last season at Stanford which was the most by a Bruin defensive lineman since 1992. He recorded 39 tackles on the year, highest among the returning Bruin defensive linemen, and had multiple tackles in nine games. The Sporting News and the Football Writers Association (FWAA) recognized him on their first-team Freshman All-America squads.
The award is named in honor of college football’s first three-time first-team All-American. Hendricks was a defensive end at the University of Miami and then went on to play 15 years and 215 consecutive games in the NFL. He was an eight-time Pro Bowl selection, played on four Super Bowl winning teams and has been inducted into the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame. It is in the spirit of Ted Hendricks’ aggressive style of play, winning attitude and determination that the Defensive End of the Year Award for college football’s premier defensive end in presented.
The Bruins' 2014 football season kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 30 at Noon ET at Virginia. UCLA's home opener will take place on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 7pm at the Rose Bowl against Memphis. Season tickets for the 2014 season are on sale now at uclabruins.com/tickets. The Bruins have six home games at the Rose Bowl in 2014 – Sept. 6 vs. Memphis, Oct. 4 vs. Utah, Oct. 11 vs. Oregon, Nov. 1 vs. Arizona, Nov. 22 vs. USC and Nov. 28 vs. Stanford.