Nov. 22, 2011
Rice senior defensive end Scott Solomon is one of 19 defensive ends who remain in contention for the 2011 Hendricks Award Watch List as members of the award's final Mid-Season Watch List, which was announced on Monday by the Ted Hendricks Foundation.
This list will be shortened to include five to six finalists in the coming week, and the final vote will be concluded on December 5th. The 2011 Hendricks Award winner will be announced December 7th.
The senior from San Antonio, who missed the 2010 season after suffering a broken bone in his foot the week before the start of the season, returned for his senior year, and has set career highs despite playing the last nine games with a torn PCL in his knee.
Solomon tied the school career record for sacks with a pair last Saturday vs. Tulane and his career total of 24 ranks third among active players at the FBS level. He also ranks third with 22 solo sacks, and is tied for sixth in both career tackles for loss and solo tackles for loss.
Solomon has recorded a career-high 8.5 sacks this season, which ranks second in school history. He has 6.5 of his sacks in the nine games since his injury and has four sacks in the last four games. Overall, he has had at least one TFL in seven of his last eight games. He is tied for the team lead with a pair of fumble recoveries and caused a goal line fumble on fourth down near the Rice goal line vs. Southern Miss that Xavier Webb recovered and returned 96 yards for a touchdown.
A political science major who carries a 3.33 GPA and will graduate in December, Solomon has been named to four C-USA Commissioner's Honor Rolls and is a two-time selection as a Rice Honor Athlete for football. He was named a captain of the team in 2009 in a postseason vote of his teammates and has served as a game captain in multiple games this year.
He switched his number from 13 to 35 at the start of the season to honor his fellow 5th year senior and roommate Travis Bradshaw, who wore 35 for three seasons, but was forced to retire in the first week of fall camp this year because of a neck injury.
Now in its tenth season, the Ted Hendricks Award is named in honor of college football's first three-time first team All-American. On-field performance, exceptional winning attitude, leadership abilities, contributions to school and community and academic preparedness are some of the criteria used to determine the Award's winner. Members of the national media, head coaches, professional scouts and former winners are included in the Award's voting committee. Candidates may represent any class (Freshman through Senior) as well as any four-year NCAA accredited school. The candidate's primary position must be Defensive End.
Previous recipients of the Hendricks Award include: Terrell Suggs (Arizona State), David Pollack (Georgia), Elvis Dumervil (Louisville), LaMarr Woodley (Michigan), Chris Long (Virginia), Brian Orakpo (Texas), Jerry Hughes (TCU) and DaQuan Bowers (Clemson
Rice and Baylor Move to Friday Night for ESPN
05/25/2016 - The Rice Owls will opener their 2016 college football home schedule in front of a prime time national audience when they host the Baylor Bears at 7...
Farrimond, Pollard and Williams Named to...
04/27/2016 - The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today three Rice Owls are among a group of 868 players who have been...
Football Season Tickets Now on Sale
04/19/2016 - Rice Football fans now have the opportunity to see their Rice Owls compete against nationally ranked Baylor in Rice Stadium during the 2016 season ...
2016 Coaches' Caravan Dates Announced
04/15/2016 - Rice fans in Texas will once again have a chance to get the latest updates on Rice Athletics in general and football and basketball in particular...
Turner Named Football MVP
04/10/2016 - Running back Luke Turner was named the winner of the 92nd George Martin Award as the 2015 Rice Most Valuable Player during the team's annual awards...
Blue Defeats Gray, 30-17, in Annual Spring Game
04/08/2016 - The Blue squad used big plays to down the Gray team, 30-17, in the annual Spring Game, Friday afternoon at Rice Stadium.
Opener Moves to September 1
04/08/2016 - The Rice Owls’ 2016 football season opener against defending Conference USA champion Western Kentucky has moved from Sept. 3 to Thursday,...
Owls Announce 2016 Honor Jerseys
04/07/2016 - Three current members of the Rice Owls will don new jersey numbers for the first time during Friday’s Blue-Gray game as they honor three past...
- Top Videos /
- Online Store