Stuckey Has a Lott To Play For

KU standout DB Darrell Stuckey has been named to the 2009 Lott Trophy Watch List, announced Tuesday.

The list is made up of 42 of the nation's top defensive players who have had the biggest IMPACT on their teams on and off the field. IMPACT stands for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academic, Community and Tenacity.

Stuckey (6-1, 205) is from Kansas City, KS, and will be a senior next season. He was an  all-Big 12 first-teamer in 20, making 98 tackles (second on the team) while leading the team with five interceptions and ranking second with seven passes broken up.

Stuckey started all 13 games for the Jayhawks, including a monster game versus The Slavers in which he recorded six tackles, two interceptions, one pass break- up, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He was named Big 12 co-defensive player of the week for his trouble.

After the 2008 season, Stuckey earned the team's co-Leadership Award for his high level of community involvement, along with the Iron Hawk award for his dedication in the weight room. He also was tabbed the team's special teams player of the year.

The Lott Trophy is named after NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott. It's awarded to college football's defensive IMPACT Player of the Year. The Lott Trophy is the only college football award to equally recognize athletic performance and the personal character attributes of the player. The award is sponsored by the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation.

The winner will be announced at the Pacific Club, Newport Beach, CA, on December 13.

Last year, former Jayhawks Russell Brorsen and John Larson were Lott Watch List selections.

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