Alabama’s Jonathan Allen Wins 2016 Ted Hendricks Award
December 7, 2016
CHICAGO, Ill. – Alabama senior Jonathan Allen is the
recipient of the 2016 Ted Hendricks Award, the Ted
Hendricks Foundation announced Wednesday. The Ted Hendricks
Award is presented annually to the nation's top collegiate
defensive end. Allen is the first recipient from Alabama.
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The honor is the second national award for Allen this week.
The Leesburg, Va., native received the Bronko Nagurski
Trophy on Monday. Allen is also a finalist for the Walter
Camp Player of the Year Award, the Chuck Bednarik Award
and the Lott IMPACT Trophy.
Allen has been a force for a defense that leads the nation
in total defense, rushing defense, scoring defense and
defensive touchdowns. Allen leads the Tide in quarterback
hurries (15) and shares the team lead in sacks (8.5) to go
along with 13.0 tackles for loss. He has also returned a
team-leading two fumble recoveries for 105 combined yards
and two touchdowns. His 26.5 career sacks places him second
on the Tide's all-time list behind former Crimson Tide
standout and NFL Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas.
Allen was joined a finalist for the award by Utah's Hunter
Dimick, Tennessee's Derek Barnett, Boston College's Harold
Landry, Pitsburgh's Ejuan Price and Florida State's
The award will be presented to Allen at the 2016 Hendricks
Award Dinner in Miami, Fla., in early 2017.
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