UCLA defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes injured his knee in the Bruins’ season opener last season, but is on the preseason watch list for the Bednarik and Nagurski awards as well as the Outland Trophy. ... Vanderdoes looks on from the bench during the second half of an NCAA college football game against USC on Nov. 22, 2014 in Pasadena.
UCLA defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes injured his knee in the Bruins’ season opener last season, but is on the preseason watch list for the Bednarik and Nagurski awards as well as the Outland Trophy. ... Vanderdoes looks on from the bench during the second half of an NCAA college football game against USC on Nov. 22, 2014 in Pasadena. Mark J. Terrill The Associated Press
UCLA defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes injured his knee in the Bruins’ season opener last season, but is on the preseason watch list for the Bednarik and Nagurski awards as well as the Outland Trophy. ... Vanderdoes looks on from the bench during the second half of an NCAA college football game against USC on Nov. 22, 2014 in Pasadena. Mark J. Terrill The Associated Press
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