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Hendricks Award Taking English

OU defensive end added to watch list

Oct. 18, 2007

NORMAN, Okla. - The Ted Hendricks Award, which annually honors the top defensive end in college football, has added Oklahoma's Auston English to its watch list for the 2007 season.

English, who redshirted last season after playing one year at OU, has made a big splash in his sophomore season. He currently ranks No. 9 nationally with 1.1 sacks per game and No. 11 in tackles for loss at 1.1.

The Canadian, Texas, product was particularly impressive in his last two outings, both of which came against ranked opponents. He had two sacks against No. 19 Texas, then notched a career-high nine tackles and 1.5 sacks versus No. 11 Missouri.

The Hendricks Award is one of the newest on the college football landscape. It was first presented in 2002. No Oklahoma or Big 12 player has ever won the honor. It is named after NFL Hall of Famer Ted Hendricks, whose foundation also oversees the selection process.

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