Marsh Named to Watch List for Hendricks Award
July 30, 2012
UCLA junior defensive end Cassius Marsh has been named to the pre-season Watch List for the Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award.
Marsh saw action in 12 games last season for the Bruins. He recorded 22 tackles, including 4.0 tackles for loss and was tied for second on the squad in sacks with 2.0. Marsh tallied his first career sack in the 2011 season-opener at Houston. He made a career-best 1.5 tackles for loss against Texas. As a freshman, he played in 11 contests with four starts and was named to the Rivals.com Pac-10 All-Freshman team.
Now in its 11th season, the Hendricks Award is named in honor of college football's first three-time first-team All-American. Hendricks played collegiately at the University of Miami and then went on to play 15 seasons as a professional. He played in four Super Bowls, was selected for eight Pro Bowls and has been inducted into the College and Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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 on the voting committee. A Final Mid-Season Watch List will be issued in November. The 2012 winner will be announced on December 5. Further information can be found at www.tedhendricks.com.
Marsh joins Y receiver Joseph Fauria, punter Jeff Locke, linebacker Patrick Larimore and running back Johnathan Franklin on the list of Bruins to watch during the awards season. Fauria was previously named to the watch lists for the John Mackey and Lombardi Awards. Locke was tabbed for the Ray Guy Watch List, Larimore for the Lott Trophy and Franklin is on the preseason Maxwell Award watch list.
UCLA opens the 2012 football season on the road with a game against Rice on August 30 (6:30 CT/ 4:30 p.m. PT). The Bruins then return home to the Rose Bowl for three straight games - Nebraska (Sept. 8, 4:30 p.m.), Houston (Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m.) and Oregon State (Sept. 22, time TBA). For ticket information call 310-UCLA-WIN or visit the UCLA Football ticket page.
Preparations for the 2012 season begin with the first practice session on Saturday, August 4 at Cal State University San Bernardino (5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407). The Bruins will remain at Cal State San Bernardino through Thursday, August 16th, with the practice sessions open to the public.
The practice schedule is as follows:
Saturday, August 4 - 2:45 p.m.
Sunday, August 5 - 2:45 p.m.
Monday, August 6 - 2:45 p.m.
Tuesday, August 7 - 2:45 p.m.
Wednesday, August 8 - 2:45 p.m.
Thursday, August 9 - 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Friday, August 10 - no practice
Saturday, August 11 - 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 12 - 10:45 a.m.
Monday, August 13 - 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 14 - 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, August 15 - 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 16 - 8:30 a.m. (team returns to campus following this practice)
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