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Shareef Miller Named to Hendricks Watch List

Preseason watch list season is just about coming to an end, but before it goes, there’s another honor for a standout Penn State defensive end.

NCAA Football: Pittsburgh at Penn State Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports

Redshirt junior defensive end Shareef Miller was named to the Ted Hendricks Award preseason watch list Monday afternoon. The award is presented annually to the top defensive end in the country, with the last Nittany Lion winning the honor in 2015 when Carl Nassib took home the award.

Miller heads into what could be his last season in Happy Valley coming off two strong seasons in 2016 and 2017. As a redshirt freshman, Miller totaled 2 sacks and 5.5 TFLs, and he more than doubled both those totals last year, putting up 5 sacks and 11 TFLs. As for this coming season, Miller has not been shy in stating his expectations.