Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Beal Named a Hendricks Award Finalist

OU's Beal among seven finalist for Hendricks Award: Oklahoma defensive end Jeremy Beal has been named one of seven finalists for this year's Hendricks Award. The honor is presented annually to the nation's top defensive end. The list of seven was pared down from 25. Beal is the second Sooner to be named an award finalist in 2009. Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is one of four finalists for the Rotary Lombardi Award. Beal, a junior from Carrollton, TX, leads the Sooners in sacks (11) for the second straight season. He finished the regular season with 65 tackles, 18 for loss and an interception. His sack total ties for 4th-best in Oklahoma history and his tackles for loss total ranks 11th. Nationally, Beal ranks T-10th in sacks and T-12th in tackles for loss. His highlight game this season came against Texas, when he recorded 12 tackles. Also during the campaign, he became the first player in OU history to record three sacks in back-to-back games (Tulsa, Miami). The final vote for this year's Hendricks Award will be concluded Dec. 8, with the winner announced the following day. (SoonerSports PR)

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Previous OU Football Award Winners
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