Wyoming junior defensive end Carl Granderson has been selected to the Ted Hendricks Award final watch list for 2017.

The award is given annually to the top defensive end in college football. It’s named in honor of three-time All-American Ted Hendricks, who played for the University of Miami Hurricanes. He went on to play 15 season professionally and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990.

Granderson has 72 total tackles with 8.5 sacks and 15 tackles for loss this season. He also has two interceptions, has forced two fumbles, four quarterback hurries and one safety this year.

Granderson leads all defensive lineman in the Mountain West with an average of 6.0 tackles per game. He leads the league and is 18th in the country in sacks. Granderson is also No. 1 in the conference and 29th nationally in tackles for losses.

The final watch list includes a total of 27 players. Four to six finalists will be selected, and from that group of finalists, a winner for the 2017 award will be chosen Dec. 6. This is the 16th season for the Ted Hendricks Award.

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