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FOR LOTT IMPACT TROPHY
*The Lott IMPACT Trophy, Oct. 23*
For Release as Desired
NEWPORT BEACH, Ca. – The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, sponsors of the annual Lott IMPACT Trophy, has announced 20 quarter-finalists for the 10th annual Lott IMPACT Trophy.
There are 11 linebackers on the list, seven defensive backs and two defensive linemen. In the nine years of the Lott Trophy, linebackers have won four times, defensive linemen four times and defensive backs once.
UCLA, with Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks, is the only school with two players on the quarter-finalist list.
Eight semi-finalists for the award will be announced Nov. 13, four finalists will be announced Nov. 27 and the winner at the 10th annual Lott IMPACT Trophy Banquet Dec. 8 at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach. The university of the winner will receive $25,000 for its general scholarship fund and each of the other finalists will receive $5,000 for their schools’ general scholarship fund.
Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott will be the keynote speaker and the awards ceremony will be televised on FOX Sports beginning at 7 p.m Pacific time.
Anthony Barr,LB, UCLA
Chirs Borland, LB, Wisconsin
Max Bullough, LB, Michigan State
Ibraheim Campbell, DB, Northwestern
Alden Darby, DB, Arizona State
Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, DB, Oregon
Bryce Hager, LB, Baylor
Lamarcus Joyner, DB, Florida State
Eric Kendricks, LB, UCLA
Devon Kennard, LB, USC
James Morris, LB, Iowa
C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama
Ed Reynolds, S, Stanford
Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State
Spencer Shuey, LB, Clemson
Derron Smith, DB, Fresno State
Stephon Tuitt, DL, Notre Dame
Kyle Van Noy, LB, BYU
Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
Along with the National Voter Panel, college football fans can now influence The Lott IMPACT Player of The Week by voting online. Go online at http://www.lottimpacttrophy.org/vote or http://www.facebook.com/lotttrophy to cast your vote. Voting will open each Sunday at 8 A.M. pdt. as the candidates for the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week are announced. Voting will close at 8 A.M. pdt. each Tuesday morning throughout the season.
Previous winners of the Lott IMPACT Trophy
2004–David Pollack, DE, Georgia
2005-DeMeco Ryans, LB,Alabama
2006-Dante Hughes, DB, Cal
2007-Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU
2008-James Laurinaitis, LB,OhioState
2010-J.J. Watt, DL,Wisconsin
2011-Luke Kuechly, LB,BostonCollege
2012-Manti Te’o, LB, Notre Dame
Named after Pro Football Hall of Fame member, Ronnie Lott, The Lott IMPACT Trophy is awarded to college football’s Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year. Founded in 2004 by The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, The Lott Trophy is the first and only college football award to equally recognize athletic performance and the personal character attributes of the player. The Lott Trophy is given to the player who exhibits the same characteristics Lott embodied during his distinguished career: Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity. Voters for the award include selected members of the national media, previous finalists, the Board of Directors of the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation and a distinguished group of former college football head coaches. To date, the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation has donated more than $1 million to universities and charities throughout the United States. The 10thannual Lott IMPACT Trophy Banquet will be held Dec. 8 in Newport Beach, Ca. For more information on The Lott Trophy visit: www.LottImpactTrophy.org
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