July 30, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan football senior defensive end Craig Roh (Scottsdale, Ariz./Chaparral) was named by the Ted Hendricks Foundation on Monday (July 30) as one of 40 preseason candidates for the 2012 Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year award.
A three-year starter, Roh started 13 games in 2011 and recorded 32 tackles, eight tackles-for-loss and four sacks. He has started all 38 career games, totaling 112 tackles, 21 tackles-for-loss, 6.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, one interception and three pass breakups.
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. The Ted Hendricks Award, now in its 11th season, is named in honor of college football's first three-time first-team All-American.
Former U-M standout and current Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley won the award in 2006.
The final midseason watch list will be announced in November, and the 2012 winner will be announced Dec. 5.
Media Contact: Justin Dickens (734) 763-4423