Lott Trophy


Lott Trophy

The Lott Trophy is presented annually to the college football Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year. IMPACT is an acronym for: Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community, and Tenacity. The award equally recognizes the personal character of the winning player as well as their athletic excellence. The award selection is voted on by members of the national media, previous finalists, the board of directors of the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, and The Master Coaches, a group of former college football head coaches. The award is named in honor of USC, College Football Hall of Fame, and San Francisco 49ers, Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive back, Ronnie Lott.

The Board of Directors of The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation include:
Ronnie Lott,
Marcus Allen,Kermit Alexander,Jeff Bitetti,Ted Broedlow,Tom Brown (Treasurer),Vic Cegles,Robert J Cristiano (President),
Terry Donahue,
Ann Meyers Drysdale,
Dick Enberg,
Mike Garrett,Craig Gibson,
Frank Gifford,Michael Gordon,Dan Guerrero,
Pat Haden,John Hamilton (Chairman),Robert Hoff, Ed Hookstratten ,Darrell F. Hoover, Charles Hurst,Bill Junkin,
Jack Kemp,Dennis Kuhl,
Joe Montana,Bonner Paddock (Secretary),Stephen B. Paulin,Kirk Reynolds,
John Robinson,Mike Salmon (Vice-Chairman)Rocky A. Tarantello,Joe Tavarez,
Peter Ueberroth, Mike White,and the late Bill Walsh.

The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation Board of Advisors include: Peter Arbogast, Steve Atwater. Joe Barry, Harris Barton, John Brodie, Dick Butkus, Chuck Cecil, Sam Cunningham, Jack Del Rio, Chris Doleman, Vince Ferragamo, Rob Fukuzaki, Roy Garibaldi, Mike Giddings, Jerry Gray, Kevin Greene, Rosey Grier, John Hall, Phil Hansen, Steve Hartman, John Holecek, Marlin McKeever, Tom Holmoe, Jim Jeffcoat, Brent Jones, Henry Jones, Chuck Knox, Willie Lanier, Howie Long, Mark May, Matt Millen, Tory Nixon, Ken Norton, Jr., Kenneth O’Brien, Merlin Olsen, Rodney Peete, Clancy Pendergast, Gary Plummer, Rich Saul, John Seymour, Lynn Swann, Keena Turner, Gene Upshaw

The 2008 Lott Trophy will be awarded to the college football Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year at The Pacific Club in Newport Beach, CA on December 14th, 2008. The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation has donated $450,000 to charities including $115,000 for college scholarships since its formation in 2004. The IMPACT Player of the Week will be selected each week of the college football season from the players on the 2008 Lott Trophy Watch List. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the winner's university general scholarship fund. The IMPACT Player of the Week will be selected by the Master Coaches, an outstanding group of 17 former college football coaches that includes 11 College Football Hall of Fame Members and represents eight national championships and over 3,000 victories combined.

The 2008 Lott Trophy Watch List: Asher Allen, Georgia; Ted Bentler, Army; Eric Berry, Tennessee; Russell Brorsen, Kansas; Reggie Carter, UCLA; Jonathan Casillas, Wisconsin; Maurice Crum Jr., Notre Dame;Aaron Curry, Wake Forest; Brian Cushing, Southern California; Zack Follett, California; Courtney Greene, Rutgers; Nic Harris, Oklahoma; Mark Herzlich, Boston College; Brandon Hughes, Oregon State; George Hypolite, Colorado; Jeremy Jarmon, Kentucky; Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State; Jan Jorgensen, Brigham Young; Mitch King, Iowa; John Larson, Kansas; James Laurinaitis, Ohio State; Taylor Mays, Southern California; Tyrone McKenzie, South Florida; Bo McNally, Stanford; Greg Middleton, Indiana; Scott Mikillop, Pittsburgh; Brit Miller, Illinois; William Moore, Missouri; Troy Nolan, Arizona State; Eric Norwood, South Carolina; Brian Orakpo, Texas;Jeff Owens, Georgia; Kirston Pittman, LSU; Zach Potter, Nebraska; Nick Reed, Oregon; Darryl Richard, Georgia Tech; Myron Rolle, Florida State; George Selvie, South Florida; Brandon Spikes, Florida; Alterraun Verner, UCLA; Sean Weatherspoon, Missouri; Reed Williams, West Virginia.

Previous winners

External links

* [http://www.thelotttrophy.com The Lott Trophy website]


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