DETROIT - Michigan State defensive end Jonal Saint-Dic is one of six finalists for the 2007 Ted Hendricks award annually given to college football's best defensive end.
The other finalists for the award are Penn State sophomore Maurice Evans, San Diego's Eric Bakhtiari, Vernon Gholston of Ohio State, Virginia's Chris Long, Greg Middleton of Indiana, Oregon's Nick Reed and South Florida's George Selvie.
Saint-Dic is certainly worthy of consideration after a season where he recorded 47 tackles including 13 for loss, ten sacks, five hurries and set a Big Ten record for the most forced fumbles in a season with eight and is second best in the nation behind only Elvis Dumervil's 10 in 2005.
NFL Draft scout projects Saint-Dic as a potential fifth round pick, but as an outside linebacker. Scott Wright's NFL draft countdown list Saint-Dic as only the 26th best defensive line pick.
The award is named for Oakland Raiders great Ted "The Mad Stork" Hendricks, who got his colorful nickname when he was chasing quarterbacks at the University of Miami.
Last year's receipient was Lamarr Woodley of the University of Michigan.
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