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LSU defensive end Rashard Lawrence (90) calls for crowd noise in the first half against Georgia, Saturday, October 13, 2018, at LSU's Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La.

LSU senior defensive end Rashard Lawrence was one of 38 players named Wednesday to the Ted Hendricks Award watch list, given to the nation's top defensive end in college football.

The award is named after four-time Super Bowl champion and Pro Football Hall of Fame member Ted Hendricks, who was a two-time All-American at the University of Miami.

No LSU player has won the award since it began in 2002.

The 6-foot-2, 308-pound Lawrence, a Neville High graduate, was also named to the All-SEC preseason first team. He recorded 54 total tackles in 2018, including four sacks, and he was named Defensive MVP in LSU's 40-32 Fiesta Bowl victory over Central Florida.

LSU has had 13 players named to at least one watch list this summer.

2019 Ted Hendricks Award watch list

Bradlee Anae – UTAH

JaQuan Bailey – IOWA STATE

Carlos Basham – WAKE FOREST

Isaiah Chambers – HOUSTON

Nick Coe – AUBURN

Kendall Coleman – SYRACUSE

Carter Coughlin – MINNESOTA

Mike Danna – MICHIGAN

Marlon Davidson – AUBURN

Raekwon Davis – ALABAMA

A.J. Epenesa – IOWA

Ali Fayad – WESTERN MICHIGAN

Tomon Fox – NORTH CAROLINA

Jonathan Garvin – MIAMI

Joe Gaziano – NORTHWESTERN

Yetur Gross-Matos – PENN STATE

LaDarius Hamilton – NORTH TEXAS

Jamal Hines – TOLEDO

Patrick Johnson – TULANE

Mustafa Johnson – COLORADO

Khalid Kareem – NOTRE DAME

Rashard Lawrence – LSU

Jessie Lemonier – LIBERTY

Isaiahh Loudermilk – WISCONSIN

Julian Okwara – NOTRE DAME

Dom Peterson – NEVADA

Christian Rector – USC

Chauncey Rivers – MISSISSIPPI ST.

Malcolm Roach – TEXAS

Alton Robinson – SYRACUSE

Xavier Thomas – CLEMSON

Reggie Walker – KANSAS STATE

Curtis Weaver – BOISE STATE

Kenny Willekes - MICHIGAN STATE

Tomas Wright – BRYANT

Chase Young – OHIO STATE

Jabari Zuniga – FLORIDA

Here is a list of preseason watch lists that LSU players have been named to for the 2019 season:

Joe Burrow: Manning Award, Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, Davey O'Brien Award, Maxwell Award

K'Lavon Chaisson: Butkus Award

Lloyd Cushenberry: Rimington Award

Grant Delpit: Thorpe Award, Bednarik Award, Nagurski Trophy, Walter Camp Award

Michael Divinity: Butkus Award

Clyde Edwards-Helaire: Maxwell Award, Hornung Award

Blake Ferguson: Wuerffel Award

Kristian Fulton: Nagurski Trophy, Bednarik Award

Justin Jefferson: Biletnikoff Award

Rashard Lawrence: Ted Hendricks Award

Jacob Phillips: Nagurski Trophy, Butkus Award

Patrick Queen: Butkus Award

Zach Von Rosenberg: Ray Guy Award

Email Brooks Kubena at bkubena@theadvocate.com.