Kentucky’s star outside linebacker and soon to be first-round NFL draft pick, Josh Allen, has been named a finalist for yet another award.
Allen has been named a Ted Hendricks Award finalist which is an honor that goes to college’s top defensive end.
The 17th annual award is given to the defensive end based on on-field performance, leadership ability, and contributions to school and community. Current NFL players Jadeveon Clowney, Brian Orakpo and Terrell Suggs are among award winners.
Allen, who became UK’s all-time sack leader this season and broke the school’s single-season sack record with 14 in 2018, has a chance to claim yet another honor. He has already been named a finalist for the Butkus award given to the nation’s best linebacker, Chuck Bednarik Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, and Lott IMPACT trophy all given to the nation’s best defensive player.
As of now, Allen is in Charlotte North Carolina for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy award banquet, which takes place tonight.
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The Kentucky football legend has a chance to became one of the school’s most prestigious football alumni if he can rack in some of these honors.