Jeffcoat and Reed named to Ted Hendricks Award Mid-Season Watch List

Jeffcoat and Reed are both tied for second in the Big 12 with seven sacks.
Jeffcoat and Reed are both tied for second in the Big 12 with seven sacks.

CHICAGO -- Texas senior defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat and junior defensive end Cedric Reed are two of 18 players on the Mid-Season Watch List for the 2013 Ted Hendricks Award, which is named in honor of college football's first three-time All-American.

The award is presented annually to a defensive end and is based on the criteria of on-field performance, exceptional winning attitude, leadership abilities, contributions to school and community and academic preparedness.

The Ted Hendricks Award selection committee will complete its first vote on Nov. 25 to narrow the list of candidates for four to six finalists. The winner will be announced on Dec. 11.

Jeffcoat ranks tied for second in the Big 12 and tied for 21st in the FBS in sacks (0.78 per game), while his 14 tackles for loss lead the team and his 51 tackles rank fourth. The senior is also tied for 11th in the FBS in fumbles recovered (0.33 per game). In his career, Jeffcoat is averaging 0.597 sacks per game, which ranks fifth in the FBS on the active career sacks list.

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Reed is also tied for second in the Big 12 and 21st in the FBS in sacks (0.78 per game). His 61 tackles and 13 tackles for loss are second on the team, while his 0.44 forced fumbles lead the league and are tied for fourth nationally.

Previous recipients of the Hendricks Award include: 2002 - Terrell Suggs (Arizona State), 2003-04 - David Pollack (Georgia), 2005 - Elvis Dumervil (Louisville), 2006 - LaMarr Woodley (Michigan), 2007 - Chris Long (Virginia), 2008 - Brian Orakpo (Texas), 2009 - Jerry Hughes (TCU), 2010 – Da'Quan Bowers (Clemson),   2011 – Whitney Mercilus (Illinois) and 2012 – Jadeveon Clowney (South Carolina).



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