Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tyson Named To Hendricks Watch List


DSC_1958Georgia senior defensive end DeAngelo Tyson has been named to the Ted Hendricks Award Watch List, which is an award given to the nation’s top defensive end.

Tyson is one of only three players from the Southeastern Conference on the 35-man list.

A mid-season watch list for the Hendricks Award will be issued in November and the 2011 winner will be announced on December 7th. Members of the national media, head coaches, professional scouts and former winners are included in the award’s voting committee.

A native of Statesboro, Tyson started 12 of 13 games last season and finished with 36 tackles, including 4.0 tackles for loss. A UGA highlight for Tyson was tallying a career-high 16 tackles during the win over Georgia Tech in 2010. He has been named to the 2011 SEC Coaches Preseason All-SEC Second Team after earning 2008 Freshman All-SEC honors.

Tyson played nose tackle in the Dawgs’ 3-4 defense in 2010 after lining up his first two seasons at defensive tackle.

Former Georgia All-American defensive end David Pollack is the only two-time winner of the Hendricks Award. Pollack was awarded the honor in 2003 and 2004 during a career where the Snellville native finished with 36 sacks and four interceptions.

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