Eddie Yarbrough One of 32 Candidates on Midseason Watch List for Ted Hendricks Award

Nov. 6, 2014

LARAMIE, Wyo. - The 2014 Ted Hendricks Award Committee announced on Thursday its Midseason Watch List, and Wyoming junior Eddie Yarbrough remains one of 32 candidates for this year's award. The award is named for former University of Miami defensive end Ted Hendricks, who was college football's first three-time First Team All-American.

Yarbrough earned First Team All-Mountain West Conference honors as a sophomore in 2013 in voting by conference head coaches and media members. In this, his junior season, he ranks third among all Mountain West defensive linemen in tackles, averaging 4.9 tackles per game, and ranks fourth among MW defensive linemen in tackles for loss, averaging 0.94 per game. Yarbrough leads the Cowboys in both tackles for loss (8.5) and sacks (3.0) in this his junior season. He also has moved into a tie for third place on Wyoming's career tackle for loss list, with 26.5 for his career. Yarbrough has recorded 44 tackles this season, forced one fumble and recovered one fumble.

A native of Aurora, Colo., where he played at Grandview High School, Yarbrough was voted a team captain by his teammates earlier this season. He earned Honorable Mention Sophomore All-America honors from Campus Insiders/CollegeFootballNews.com in 2013.

Criteria for selection to the Ted Hendricks Award Watch List includes: 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 theAward's voting committee. Candidates may represent any class (Freshman through Senior) as well as any four-yearNCAA accredited school. The candidate's primary position must be Defensive End.

The Ted Hendricks Award has been presented annually since 2002. This year's winner will be announced on Dec. 11.

For more information, visit www,tedhendricks.com/award.

2014 HENDRICKS AWARD MIDSEASON WATCH LIST
Eddie Yarbrough, WYOMING
HENRY ANDERSON, STANFORD
TARELL BASHAM, OHIO
VIC BEASLEY, CLEMSON
JOEY BOSA, OHIO STATE
SHILIQUE CALHOUN, MICHIGAN STATE
FRANK CLARK, MICHIGAN
JAMES COWSER, SOUTHERN UTAH
TYELER DAVISON, FRESNO STATE
ALVIN DUPREE, KENTUCKY
MARIO EDWARDS, JR., FLORIDA STATE
TREY FLOWERS, ARKANSAS
DANTE FOWLER, JR., FLORIDA
MYLES GARRETT, TEXAS A&M
MARKUS GOLDEN, MISSOURI
RANDY GREGORY, NEBRASKA
ELI HAROLD, VIRGINIA
BROCK HEKKING, NEVADA
HAU'OLI KIKAHA, WASHINGTON
LORENZO MAULDIN, LOUISVILLE
SILVERBERRY MOUHON, CINCINNATI
RYAN MUELLER, KANSAS STATE
BRIAN NORDSTROM, RICE
SHAWN OAKMAN, BAYLOR
EMMANUEL OGBAH, OKLAHOMA STATE
NATE ORCHARD, UTAH
SHANE RAY, MISSOURI
CEDRIC REED, TEXAS
CHARLES TAPPER, OKLAHOMA
EDDIE VANDERDOES, UCLA
ZACH WAGENMANN, MONTANA
LEONARD WILLIAMS, USC