Back in 2010, Bamberg-Ehrhardt product Da'Quan Bowers won the Ted Hendricks Award, the first for the Clemson program. Now another player from Clemson has been named college football's best defensive end.
Clelin Ferrell was named the recipient of the Hendricks Award which is in its 17th year of existence. The award is named after the Ted Hendricks who played 15 years in the NFL and won four Super Bowls, one with the Colts, three with the Raiders.
Ferrell has led Clemson with 17 tackles for loss (second in ACC) and 10.5 sacks (ACC-best), totaling 45 tackles and 13 QB pressures. He scored his first career touchdown earlier this year, a fumble recovery in the end zone against Georgia Tech.
He is the reigning ACC Defensive Player of the Year.