UCLA senior Justin Hickman is one of six finalists for the 2006 Ted Hendricks Award, presented annually to the nation's top defensive end.
He is second nationally with 1.14 sacks per game (12.5 total) and fifth (tied) in tackles for loss (1.68 - 18.5 total). He ranks first in the Pac-10 in both sacks and tackles for losses. Twice this season, he has recorded three solo sacks in a game (Notre Dame, Rice). On the year, he has made 37 total tackles (27 solos) and leads the Bruins in sacks (12.5) and tackles for loss (18.5).
Hickman ranks third (tied) on UCLA's single-season sack list (the record is 16.5 by Dave Ball in 2003) and sixth on the single-season tackles for loss list. He is ninth on the career sack list and 17th on the career tackles for loss list.
The other finalists are Gaines Adams of Clemson, Mkristo Bruce of Washington State, Tim Crowder of Texas, Anthony Spencer of Purdue and LaMarr Woodley of Michigan.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
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