a senior Defensive Tackle from
annual Lott Trophy Banquet will be held Dec. 13 at The Pacific Club in
other three finalists are Eric Berry of
Named after Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott, the Lott Trophy is awarded to college football's Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year. Now in its sixth year, the Lott Trophy is the first college football award to equally recognize athletic performance and the personal character attributes of the player.
Sponsored by The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation
Says Nebraska Coach Bo Pelini: "Having spent nearly a decade in the NFL, and the past 7 years in college football, I have had the good fortune to work with a number of outstanding players, great leaders and men of excellent character. I can assure you that Ndamukong Suh ranks right near the top of that list when you evaluate his total impact on our football program.
Says former Washington Coach Don James: "I was impressed with the quickness and athleticism of Suh. It is hard to believe he is a defensive tackle with those skills and that big body"
the first time
Past winners of The Lott Trophy:
2007 – Glenn Dorsey, LSU
In five years, the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation has donated more than $650,000 to various charities, including $25,000 to each of the winners' universities.
Voters for the award include selected members of the national media, previous finalists, the Board of Directors of the IMPACT Foundation, the IMPACT Foundation Board of Advisors comprised of retired NFL players and the Legends Coaches, a distinguished group of former college head coaches.
Named after Pro Football Hall
of Fame member, Ronnie Lott, The Lott 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 the Legends Coaches which is
a distinguished group of former college football head coaches. The sixth annual
Lott Trophy dinner will be held December 13th at The Pacific Club in