McDonald and Moss on Hendricks Watch List

Chicago, IL * University of Florida defensive ends Ray McDonald and Jarvis Moss were included on the watch list of candidates for the 2006 Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award as announced by The Hendricks Foundation Monday.

McDonald is a redshirt senior who has seen action in 31 games with 22 starts. He has 101 career tackles to his credit and eight career sacks. Moss, a redshirt junior, saw action in the final 11 games of the 2005 season as he led the team and finished fifth in the SEC with 7.5 sacks on the year for a net loss of 54 yards. He ended the season with 25 tackles, nine of which were behind the line.

The Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award is named in honor of college football's first three-time first team All American. Ted Hendricks used his agility, height and reach to block passes and kicks, force interceptions and defend quarterbacks and running backs. He roamed the front line, read plays and blitzed on impulse completely transforming the way the defensive end position was played. His professional career spanned 15 years and 215 consecutive games. It included four winner Super Bowls, eight Pro Bowl selections an induction into the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame. It is in the spirit of Ted Hendricks' aggressive style of play, winning attitude and determination that the Defensive End of the Year Award for college football's premier defensive end is presented.

On field performance, exceptional winning attitude, leadership abilities and contributions to school and community and academic preparedness are some of the criteria used to determine the award's winner. Candidates may represent any class (Freshman through Senior) as well as any recognized four-year NCAA accredited school.

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