Chicago, IL - 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).
The 2009 Mid-Season Watch List now includes the following players:
RAHIM ALEM LSU JOSH McNARY ARMY
TREVOR ANDERSON MICHIGAN STATE GREG MIDDLETON INDIANA
JEREMY BEAL OKLAHOMA VON MILLER TEXAS A&M
KOREY BOSWORTH UCLA KOA MISI UTAH
ALEX CARRINGTON ARKANSAS STATE DONTAY MOCH NEVADA
ANTONIO COLEMAN AUBURN ERIC MONCUR MIAMI
JERMAINE CUNNINGHAM FLORIDA AARON MORGAN LA-MONROE
DEXTER DAVIS ARIZONA STATE DERRICK MORGAN GEORGIA TECH
CARLOS DUNLAP FLORIDA DOUG PILCHER ILLINOIS
AUSTON ENGLISH OKLAHOMA BROOKS REED ARIZONA
BRANDON GRAHAM MICHIGAN GREG ROMEUS PITTSBURGH
GREG HARDY OLE MISS JAMES RUFFIN NORTHERN IOWA
JERRY HUGHES TCU GEORGE SELVIE SOUTH FLORIDA
JAN JORGENSEN BYU WILL TUKUAFU OREGON
TOM KEISER STANFORD LAWRENCE WILSON OHIO STATE
SERGIO KINDLE TEXAS CJ WILSON EAST CAROLINA
JAMMIE KIRLEW INDIANA LINDSEY WITTEN CONNECTICUT
BRANDON LANG TROY COREY WOOTTON NORTHWESTERN
JAKE LAPTAD KANSAS WILLIE YOUNG N.C. STATE
ERIK LORIG STANFORD FRANK ZOMBO CENTRAL MICH.
NOTE: This list is subject to change until the Final Mid-Season Watch List is issued in November. Players may be added or deleted, depending on performance, injury, etc. The 2009 winner will be announced on December 9.