Adibi, J. Davis Recognized
Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award Announces the 2002 Watch List
October 16, 2002

MIAMI, Fla. - The Miami Touchdown Club has announced its inaugural Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award Watch List Wednesday, with two Virginia Tech players being on the list. Juniors Nathaniel Adibi and Jim Davis are both on the initial list of 38 players.

The Hendricks Award will be presented at the conclusion of the football season to the best collegiate defensive end in the country. A prominent committee of more than 40 coaches, national media, and sports information directors has selected the watch list.

On-field performance, leadership abilities, and contributions to school and community are some of the criteria that will be used to determine the award's winner. The candidates may be from any class (Freshmen through Senior) as well as from any recognized four-year NCAA accredited school (Division I through Division III). The candidate's primary position must be Defensive End. Defensive ends that shift along the line are eligible. This year's candidates include, but are not limited to, the following players:
Nathaniel AdibiVirginia TechJr.6'3"261 lbs.
George AndersonNC StateSr.6'1"240 lbs.
Dave BallUCLAJr.6'6"279 lbs.
Tully Banta-CainCaliforniaSr.6'4"260 lbs.
Derek BarnettIndianaSr.6'4"257 lbs.
Nick BurleyFresno StateSr.6'4"250 lbs.
A.C. CollierBaylorSr.6'4"232 lbs.
Jim DavisVirginia TechJr.6'3"251 lbs.
Kai EllisWashingtonSr.6'4"245 lbs.
Antonio GarayBoston CollegeSr.6'4"290 lbs.
Greg GathersGeorgia TechSr.6'1"275 lbs.
Brandon GreenRiceSr.6'3"250 lbs.
Noah HappeOregon StateJr.6'5"235 lbs.
Michael HaynesPenn StateSr.6'3"268 lbs.
Peter HoganColorado StateSr.6'3"265 lbs.
Aaron HuntTexas TechSr.6'3"258 lbs.
Alonzo JacksonFlorida StateJr.6'4"255 lbs.
Chris KelsayNebraskaSr.6'5"255 lbs.
Dan KleckoTempleSr.6'1"276 lbs.
Jerome McDougleMiamiJr.6'2"260 lbs.
Seth McEwenOregonSr.6'5"266 lbs.
Kindal MooreheadAlabamaSr.6'4"304 lbs.
Shantee OrrMichiganJr.6'1"250 lbs.
Calvin PaceWake ForestSr.6'6"260 lbs.
Elton PattersonCentral FloridaSr.6'2"275 lbs.
Antwan PeekCincinnatiSr.6'2"244 lbs.
Shaun PhillipsPurdueJr.6'3"260 lbs.
Dennis QuinnSouth CarolinaSr.6'4"265 lbs.
Cory ReddingTexasSr.6'5"270 lbs.
Dan RumishekMichiganSr.6'4"277 lbs.
Darrion ScottOhio StateJr.6'3"271 lbs.
Fred ShaviesWashington StateSr.6'2"260 lbs.
Terrell SuggsArizona StateJr.6'3"232 lbs.
Kalen ThorntonTexasJr.6'3"270 lbs.
Ty WarrenTexas A&MSr.6'4"308 lbs.
Dewayne WhiteLouisvilleJr.6'3"277 lbs.
Jimmy WilkersonOklahomaJr.6'4"260 lbs.
Andrew WilliamsMiamiSr.6'4"262 lbs.

The Miami Touchdown Club was formed in 1959, for the purpose of supporting and promoting football in Miami-Dade County. In 1961, the Miami TD Club added to its purpose the "Operation Scholarship" program. Operation Scholarship is a scouting guide/Web site listing for Miami-Dade area high school student-athletes to aid college football coaches in scouting and provide these boys an opportunity to continue their educational pursuits. The Miami Touchdown Club is also very active in local youth-oriented charities, meetings featuring star athletes and coaches, and a golf tournament to benefit a multitude of South Florida non-profit organizations.

Through six games, Adibi has 20 tackles, including eight for a loss, six sacks, seven quarterback hurries and two forced fumbles. Davis has 16 tackles, including six for a loss, 4.5 sacks, five quarterback hurries and a forced fumble.