BOISE, Idaho – Boise State senior defensive end Shea McClellin was one of 35 football student-athletes named to the 2011 Ted Hendricks Award Watch List Tuesday, presented annually to the nation’s premier defensive end.
The Caldwell, Idaho (Marsing HS), native garnered Preseason All-America Second Team honors from Athlon Sports earlier this summer, and was also named to the Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List, awarded annually to the top lineman in college football.
McClellin started each of the Broncos’ 13 games in 2010, running his streak of consecutive starts to 24. He registered 13.5 tackles-for-loss last season, tying for the team high. He also ranked 22nd-nationally in sacks, leading the team with 9.5.
Now in its 10th season, the award is named in honor of former University of Miami defensive lineman Ted Hendricks, 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.
Previous recipients of the Hendricks Award include: 2002 - Terrell Suggs (Arizona State), 2003-04 - David Pollack (Georgia), 2005 - Elvis Dumervil (Louisville), 2006 - LaMarr Woodley (Michigan), 2007 - Chris Long (Virginia), 2008 - Brian Orakpo (Texas), 2009 - Jerry Hughes (TCU) and 2010 – Da’Quan Bowers (Clemson).
The 2011 winner will be announced Dec. 7, 2011.