Tapp Named to Ted Hendricks Preseason Watch List
Award goes to nation's top defensive end
July 20, 2005

CHICAGO - The Hendricks Foundation announced its preseason watch list of candidates for the 2005 Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award with Virginia Tech senior Darryl Tapp making the list. During its inaugural year, the Hendricks Award was presented to Terrell Suggs (Arizona State, Baltimore Ravens and NFL Rookie of the Year). The 2003 and 2004 Hendricks Award went to David Pollack of the University of Georgia and first round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals.

On-field performance, leadership abilities and contributions to school and community are some of the criteria that are used to determine the award's winner. Candidates may represent any class (freshman through senior) from any recognized four-year NCAA accredited school. The candidate's primary position must be defensive end. This year's preseason candidates include, but are not limited to the following players:

This award is named in honor of University of Miami three-time All-American and NFL Hall of Famer Ted Hendricks. The Hendricks Foundation provides assistance to local and national charities through awards, grants and scholarship programs aimed at health, educational and recreational programs for youth and seniors.
Manaia Brown, BYU, Sr, 6'4"/310

Mkristo Brown, Washington St., Jr, 6'6"/255

Kyle Caldwell, Arizona State, Jr, 6'3"/253

Thomas Carroll, Miami, Sr, 6'5"/230

Tim Crowder, Texas, Jr, 6'4"/255

Keyunta Dawson, Texas Tech, Jr, 6'2"/259

Elvis Dumervil, Louisville, Sr, 6'0"/256

Ray Edwards, Purdue, Jr, 6'6"/270

Wallace Gilberry, Alabama, So, 6'2"/251

Parys Haralson, Tennessee, Sr, 6'2"/248

Eric Henderson, Georgia Tech, Sr, 6'3"/265

Lawrence Jackson, USC, So, 6'5"/270

Mathias Kiwanuka, Boston College, Sr, 6'7"/261

Garrett McIntyre, Fresno St., Sr, 6'3"/250

Quentin Moses, Georgia, Jr, 6'5"/248

Kyle Morgan, UCLA, Sr, 6'3"/254

Javon Nanton, Miami, Sr, 6'3"/240

Alex Obomese, UTEP, Jr, 6'3"/230

Kirston Pittman, LSU, Jr, 6'3"/242 

Frostee Rucker, USC, Sr, 6'4"/255

John Syptak, Rice, Sr, 6'2"/255

Darryl Tapp, Virginia Tech, Sr, 6'1"/268

Mario Williams, NC State, Jr, 6'7"/285

Pierre Woods, Michigan, Sr, 6'5"/247