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Dexter Davis named to Hendricks Award watch list

July 21, 2008

The Ted Hendricks Foundation today announced that Arizona State University junior defensive end Dexter Davis has been named to the Watch List for the 2008 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 two seasons, Davis (Phoenix, Ariz.) has started all 26 games of his Sun Devil career. Last season Davis earned Second-Team All-Pacific-10 Conference honors after finishing tied for third in the conference with 10.5 sacks to go along with 33 combined tackles, three forced fumbles and one pass breakup. In his two seasons at ASU, Davis has accumulated 75 combined tackles, including 24 tackles for loss, 16.5 sacks and six 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 10.

Davis is one of 36 student-athletes on the Watch List and one of four from the Pac-10 Conference.