Boise State's Lawrence Named to Midseason Watch List for 2012 Ted Hendricks Award

Nov. 5, 2012

Boise State sophomore defensive lineman Demarcus Lawrence is among 33 football student-athletes named to the Midseason Watch List for the 2012 Ted Hendricks Award, presented annually to the nation's premier defensive end.

A product of Aiken, S.C., Lawrence has posted 40 total tackles, including 19 solo stops, during his redshirt sophomore campaign. His 7.5 sacks through eight games tie for first in the Mountain West and 21st nationally. Lawrence has also recorded 10.5 tackles for loss (-56 yds.) and three forced fumbles in 2012, while adding a blocked field goal at Wyoming on Oct. 27.

Now in its 11th season, the award is named in honor of former University of Miami defensive lineman Ted Hendricks, 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 Hendricks Award winners include Arizona State's Terrell Suggs (2002), Georgia's David Pollack (2003-04), Louisville's Elvis Dumervil (2005), Michigan's LaMarr Woodley (2006), Virginia's Chris Long (2007), Texas' Brian Orakpo (2008), TCU's Jerry Hughes (2009), Clemson's Da'Quan Bowers (2010) and Illinois' Whitney Mercilus (2011).

The recipient of the 2012 Hendricks Award will be announced on Wed., Dec. 7.