TCU MEDIA RELATIONS:
TCU linebacker Ty Summers has been named to the watch list for the 2017 Lott IMPACT Trophy.
Named after Pro Football Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott, the Lott IMPACT Trophy recognizes the nation's top defensive player in terms of his impact on and off the field.
Summers was a second-team All-Big 12 selection last season. His 121 tackles placed second in the conference, behind only teammate Travin Howard (130). The 121 stops marked the fourth best single-season total in Gary Patterson's 16 years as TCU's head coach.
A junior from San Antonio, Summers earned Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honors last season after wins over Iowa State and Texas.
TCU two-time consensus first-team All-America defensive end Jerry Hughes was the 2009 Lott IMPACT Trophy recipient.