Armstrong named to Ted Hendricks Award Watch List
LAWRENCE, Kan. — The Ted Hendricks Foundation has issued an update to its Watch List for the 15th edition of the Ted Hendricks Award with Kansas sophomore defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr., finding his name on the updated list.
Armstrong, a Houston, Texas, native, is having an outstanding sophomore campaign as he continues to lead a resurging Jayhawk defense with 14 tackles-for-loss, including eight sacks. He has been credited with 35 total tackles, five quarterback hurries and two forced fumbles.
Armstrong became the first Jayhawk since James Holt in 2008 to record at least one sack in six-straight games when he dropped opposing quarterbacks at Memphis (Sept. 17), at Texas Tech (Sept. 29) vs. TCU (Oct. 8), at Baylor (Oct. 15), vs. Oklahoma State (Oct. 22) and at Oklahoma (Oct. 29). His season sack total stands at eight and ranks him second in the Big 12 Conference with 0.89 sacks per game. His sack-per-game average also marks the 15th-best in the FBS. He currently sits in a tie for eighth all-time in single season sacks at KU with Phil Forte.
Despite have a streak of six-consecutive games recording at least one sack snapped against West Virginia in his last outing, Armstrong currently ranks No. 8 in the FBS averaging 1.6 tackles-for-loss per game, totaling 14.0 on the season – both lead the Big 12 Conference.
The Ted Hendricks Award is named in honor of 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.
The adjustments to the watch list reflect on-field performance this fall and include games through November 5th. The Watch List now includes 24 individuals and will remain open to changes through the next two weeks. At that time, the Foundation will issue a Final Watch List. The Ted Hendricks Award selection process for finalists and the 2016 recipient will take place late in November and we the winner will be revealed on December 7th.
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