Posted by Chip Patterson
The Watch List season has mostly wound down, but on Tuesday one more individual award announced their watch list for the 2011 season. The Ted Hendricks Award is given annually to the defensive end of the year. Ted Hendricks was a defensive end at Miami, where he was college football's first three-time first-team All-American.
Last season's winner was Clemson defensive end Da'quan Bowers, who led the nation with 15.0 sacks. Other notable recent winners include Brian Orakpo (Texas, 2008), LaMarr Woodley (Michigan, 2006), and Elvis Dumervil, (Louisville, 2005).
Clemson's Andre Branch will try to follow in Bowers' footsteps, while West Virginia's Bruce Irvin and Troy's Jonathan Massaquoi will be trying to repeat impressive 2010 campaigns.
Here is the full watch list for the 2011 season. Players may be added or deleted from the list based on performance until the final watch list is issued in November. The winner will be announced on Dec. 7.
Who is your pick to win? Feel like anyone got left out? Let us know in the comment section below.