This award is named in honor of University
of Miami three-time Collegiate All-American and NFL Hall of Famer
Ted Hendricks (hey, that's me!). We have started our 2016 selection process! Click on the link below to see our Preseason Hendricks Award Watch List,
and get in touch if you have a suggestion! If you would like to become involved as a sponsor
of my award, check out the Foundation
page for more information.
On-field performance, leadership abilities
and contributions to school and community are some of the criteria
used to determine the award winner. The candidates may represent any
class (freshman through senior) as well as any recognized four-year
NCAA member school (Division I through Division III).
Leading college coaches, former players and
coaches, media members and pro football personnel professionals vote
in the selection process.
Hendricks Award winners:
2002 - Terrell Suggs (Arizona State)*
2003 - David Pollack (Georgia)*
2004 - David Pollack (Georgia)*
2005 - Elvis Dumerville (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)*
2012 - Jadeveon Clowney (South Carolina)*
2013 - Jackson Jeffcoat (Texas)
2014 - Nate Orchard (Utah)
2015 - Carl Nassib (Penn State)
> * First round pick in the National Football League draft.
If you have any questions or comments,
get in touch with Award Director Sam
Poulos & please stay tuned to this site for more information.