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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Laptad named to watch list

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Kansas defensive end Jake Laptad was added on Wednesday to the watch list for the Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award.

Laptad, a 6-5, 258-pound junior from Tulsa, Okla., was one of 10 players added to the list, which includes 40 names early in the season.

Laptad has recorded a team-best 3.5 sacks this season.

Comments

whitechocolate 10 years, 4 months ago

Is it safe to come out and comment?

Congrats Jake.

KUFan90 10 years, 4 months ago

What about Max O? He has already been named co-Big 12 defensive player of the week and turned in an equal performance last week. I love me some Laptad, but let's get Max on the list too!

Jonathan Briles 10 years, 4 months ago

I totally agree kufan90. I love Laptad and think he is going to have a great year but I wish that Max would get more credit for what he has been doing.

whitechocolate 10 years, 4 months ago

Agreed. Their numbers are almost identical:

Max O. sacks 3
tackles for loss 4.5 tackles 12

Laptad sacks 3.5 tackles for loss 4.5 tackles 11

My guess is that Jake has had more publicity (honorable All-Big 12 last year) thus more visibility to voters.

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