LSU's Montgomery a Hendricks finalist

LSU’s Sam Montgomery is one of six finalists for the Ted Hendricks Award, which is given annually to the nation’s top defensive end.

Montgomery, a third-year sophomore, has had a big season for the No. 1 Tigers. He has 12 tackles for loss, including eight sacks. But illustrating just how talented the Tigers are, the defensive end opposite Montgomery, Barkevious Mingo, has even better numbers with 13.5 tackles for loss.

Here’s a complete list of the finalists:

  • Frank Alexander, Oklahoma

  • Andre Branch, Clemson

  • Vinny Curry, Marshall

  • Whitney Mercilus, Illinois

  • Sam Montgomery, LSU

  • Nick Perry, USC