Johnathan Rainey Named To The 2010 Ted Hendricks Award Watch List
Aug. 11, 2010
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- New Mexico junior defensive end Johnathan Rainey is among 36 football student-athletes named to the Watch List for the 2010 Ted Hendricks Award, presented annually to the nation's premier defensive end.
Rainey, a native of Houston, Texas, recorded 9.5 sacks during his sophomore campaign, the most by a Lobo in nine years and the second most in the Mountain West Conference behind TCU All-American Jerry Hughes last season. A 2009 second-team all-MWC selection, he tied for the Conference lead in tackles for loss with 15.5, while notching 52 total tackles. Rainey is a 2010 preseason all-MWC selection.
Now in its ninth 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.
The watch list is subject to change until the final mid-season watch list is issued in November. Players may be added or deleted, depending on performance, injury, etc. The 2010 winner will be announced on December 8.
2010 TED HENDRICKS WATCH LIST