Alabama Football’s Jonathan Allen Selected as Finalist for the Ted Hendricks Award
Alabama senior defensive lineman Jonathan Allen was selected as one of six finalists for the Ted Hendricks Award, the Hendricks Foundation announced on Friday. The Hendricks is awarded annually to college football’s top defensive end.
One of the Tide’s defensive leaders, Allen has recorded 52 tackles to rank fourth on the team, including 11.5 tackles for loss (-64 yards) while also registering two pass breakups and a blocked field goal. The defensive lineman has returned a team-high two fumble recoveries for 105 yards and two scores. A feared pass rusher, Allen ranks 10th in the Southeastern Conference with seven sacks (-55 yards) and has a team-high 13 quarterback hurries this season. He is tied for second on the Alabama career sacks list with 25 and ranks fifth in tackles for loss (40.5).
Allen highlights an Alabama defense that leads the nation in scoring, total defense and rush defense, while ranking sixth in sacks and eighth in pass efficiency defense.
In addition to the Hendricks, Allen is also a finalist for the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, the Lott IMPACT Trophy, and the Bronko Nagurski and Chuck Bednarik awards.
Joining Allen as Hendricks finalists are Derek Barnett (Tennessee), Hunter Dimick (Utah), Harold Landry (Boston College), Ejuan Price (Pittsburgh) and DeMarcus Walker (Florida State). The winner of the 2016 Ted Hendricks Award will be announced on Dec. 7.