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Jabaal Sheard Up For Ted Hendricks Award

Pitt's Jabaal Sheard is a finalist for the Ted Hendricks Award, given annually to the nation's best defensive end. Sheard has been a terror on the defensive line and this season, he's compiled nine sacks, 45 tackles, 12 1/2 tackles for loss, and four forced fumbles.

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Six players are up for the award, including possible frontrunner Da'Quon Bowers from Clemson. Bowers leads the nation in sacks with 15 1/2.

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Voting ends Monday, December 6th and the winner will be declared on Wednesday the 8th. Pittsburgh Steeler LaMarr Woodley won the award while playing for the Michigan Wolverines in 2006.

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The award is named after Pro Football Hall of Famer Ted Hendricks.

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