Indiana’s Mangieri recognized as one of the nation’s best DEs

Nick Mangieri is having a big season.
Pat Lovell/Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana defensive end Nick Mangieri is part of a select group of players at his position to make the midseason watchlist for the Ted Hendricks Award, which goes to the best defensive end in the country. 

Mangieri is 15th in the country in sacks per game (.88) and fifth in the Big Ten. 

Four of his sacks have come in conference play. 

Joining him on the list from the Big Ten East are Maryland's Yannick Ngakoue, Penn State's Carl Nassib, Ohio State's Joey Bosa and Michigan State's Shilique Calhoun. 

The Hendricks Award is named after former Miami (Fla.) star Ted Hendricks. a three-time All-American who went on to win four Super Bowls and make the Pro Bowl eight times before being inducted into both the Pro Football and College Football Halls of Fame. 

The finalists for the award will be announced in late November with the winner being named Dec. 9. 

MORE NEWS: Want stories delivered to you? Sign up for our College Football newsletters.