Johnson Named to Ted Hendricks Award Watch List
The outstanding season by Flames’ defensive end Durrell Johnson has been recognized as he was named to the Ted Hendricks Award Watch List.
The Ted Hendricks Award is named in honor of Miami three-time collegiate All-American and NFL Hall of Famer Ted Hendricks.
Johnson is one of 37 players who have been named to this year’s Ted Hendricks Award Watch List. The award winner will be announced on December 7.
Each of the last five Ted Hendricks Award winners have been selected in the first round of the NFL Draft: 2021 – Aidan Hutchinson (Michigan); 2020 – No award presented; 2019 – Chase Young (Ohio State); 2018 – Clelin Ferrell (Clemson); 2017 – Bradley Chubb (NC State); 2016 – Jonathan Allen (Alabama).
Johnson finished the regular season ranked No. 1 in the country in tackles for a loss (1.9 per game) and leads the nation with 22.5 tackles for a loss (95 yards).
He is one of only two FBS players in the country with 20-plus tackles for a loss in 2022, joining USC’s Tuli Tuipulotu (20.0 TFLs).
The native of Baltimore, Md., also ranks No. 3 in the country with three forced fumbles and No. 34 in the country in sacks (8.0/0.67 per game).
Johnson has recorded 49 tackles during the 2022 season (32 solo, 17 assisted). He has also added four pass breakups, two quarterback hurries and an interception. He has finished six of Liberty’s 12 games in 2022 with five or more tackles.
Since transferring to Liberty prior to the 2020 season, Johnson has tallied 112 career stops (73 solo, 39 assisted), along with 40.0 tackles for a loss and 16.5 sacks in 32 games played.
2022 Ted Hendricks Award Watch List
Felix Anudike-Uzomah – Kansas State
Zachary Blackiston – Heidelberg
Karl Brooks – Bowling Green
Ya Ya Diaby – Louisville
Joe Evans – Iowa
Viliami Fehoko – San Jose State
Jordan Ferguson – Middle Tennessee
Isaiah Foskey – Notre Dame
Ty French – Gardner-Webb
Tyjuan Garbutt – Virginia Tech
Derick Hall – Auburn
Devonne Harris – Wyoming
Zach Harrison – Ohio State
Thomas Incoom – Central Michigan
T.J. Jackson – Troy
Desjuan Johnson – Toledo
Durrell Johnson – Liberty
Mohamed Kamara – Colorado State
Will Mcdonald IV – Iowa State
Isaiah McGuire – Missouri Mike
Morris – Michigan
Caleb Murphy – Ferris State
Myles Murphy – Clemson
Bj Ojulari – LSU
David Perales – Fresno State
Lonnie Phelps – Kansas
Jose Ramirez – Eastern Michigan
Dylan Ruiz – New Hampshire
Jonah Tavai – San Diego State
Jadrian Taylor – UTEP
Bralen Trice – Washington
J.T. Tuimoloau – Ohio State
Tuli Tuipulotu – USC
Jared Verse – Florida State
David Walker – Central Arkansas
Tyree Wilson – Texas Tech
Keion White – Georgia Tech