Penn State defensive end Shareef Miller, who starred in high school at Frankford and George Washington, was named Monday to the preseason watch list for the Ted Hendricks Award, given to the most outstanding defensive end in college football.

The 6-foot-5, 259-pound redshirt junior led the Nittany Lions with five sacks and 11 tackles for losses last season, and was named third-team all-Big Ten in media voting. He is one of 36 players nominated to the Hendricks Award watch list.

A former Penn State defensive end, Malvern Prep graduate Carl Nassib, won the Hendricks Award in 2015.

The Ted Hendricks Award is named for the first three-time first-team all-American in college football, and honors an athlete who displays exceptional winning attitude, leadership abilities, contributions to school and community, and academic and on-field performance.