Fields on Ted Hendricks Award Watch List
Nov. 1, 2012
CHICAGO -- TCU's Devonte Fields has been named to the Midseason Watch List for the Ted Hendricks Award, presented to the nation's top defensive end.
Former Horned Frog great and current Indianapolis Colt Jerry Hughes was the 2009 recipient of the Ted Hendricks Award.
A true freshman from Arlington, Texas, Fields tops the Big 12 in tackles for loss (14) and sacks (8). He is tied for ninth nationally in both categories while ranking first among freshmen.
Fields is chasing FBS records for tackles for loss and sacks per game by a freshman. His 1.75 tackles per game mark is just shy of the record of 1.78 by Utah's Jason Kaufusi in 2000. Fields' 1.00 sacks per game is just behind the NCAA freshman mark of 1.09 by Louisville's Dewayne White in 2000. White was a redshirt freshman. The best sacks per game average by a true freshman is 0.9 by Arizona State's Terrell Suggs in 2000.
Fields' eight sacks have broken the TCU freshman record of seven by Aaron Schobel in 1997.
Fields has taken part in a sack in all but one game this year. His 36 tackles top the defensive front and rank fourth on TCU.