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AU's Coleman among Hendricks Award contenders

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn defensive end Antonio Coleman has been named to the preseason watch list for the Ted Hendricks Award.

The senior was among 30 players on the list for the award given to the nation's top defensive end. The criteria aren't limited to statistics, but also leadership and contributions to the community.

Coleman was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference pick last season. He led the team in sacks, quarterback hurries and tackles for loss.

He needs one more sack to move into the Top 10 on Auburn's career list.

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