Virginia's Long wins Hendricks Award
For the second time in two days, USF defensive end George Selvie has missed out on a national award, as Virginia's Chris Long has been honored with the Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award.
Selvie, a sophomore leading the nation in tackles for loss with 31.5 this season, was one of eight finalists for the Hendricks, just as he was one of five finalists Monday for the Nagurski Trophy, which went to LSU's Glenn Dorsey. In both cases, he is USF's first finalist for a national college football award.
Selvie, who has been named a first-team All-American by the FWAA and AFCA, could pick up more honors Wednesday when the Big East's postseason honors are announced. He's a strong candidate to pick up the conference's Defensive Player of the Year award. Stay tuned.
I'm fairly sure the Hendricks is the only college football award that announces its winner with an e-mail at 3:56 in the morning ...