Thursday, September 24, 2009

Laptad named to watch list


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.


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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