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Davis named to Hendricks watch list

August 06, 2009

The Ted Hendricks Foundation today announced that Arizona State University senior defensive end Dexter Davis has been named to the Watch List for the 2009 Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award, presented annually to the nation's top defensive end. Former Sun Devil Terrell Suggs won the first ever Hendricks Award in 2002.

One of ASU's most consistent defenders over the last three seasons, Davis (Phoenix, Ariz.) has started all 38 games of his Sun Devil career. Davis is the only returning player in the nation to record back-to-back double digit sack seasons. He led ASU with 11.0 last year, and has 27.5 in his career. He earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 in 2008, thanks to his 40 tackles, 15.0 for loss and two forced fumbles. Davis has totaled 113 career tackles, 39 for loss and eight forced fumbles.

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 winner will be announced on December 9.

Davis is one of 30 student-athletes on the Watch List and one of three from the Pacific-10 Conference.